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Blockchain & Identity Management (Arlington, VA USA) – Free Event

August 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-5

As more of our world becomes digital and interconnected, identity is increasingly more important. Scams, theft and all types of fraud run rampant online. We increasingly need to know and trust others, while at the same time we need to protect our privacy and confidentiality. Blockchain may hold the private key to that conundrum.

Blockchains can help businesses and enterprises comply with legal and regulatory requirements to know your customer (KYC) and ensure anti-money laundering (AML) requirements are met. Blockchains can also help organizations authenticate and reconcile information across organizational boundaries faster and cheaper.

For individuals, self-sovereign identity and no-longer requiring having multiple usernames and passwords that have complex requirements for numbers, letters and special characters could be a thing of the past. There are latterly so many potential benefits and impacts of blockchain technology in the field of identity management, it is hard to imagine them all.

Come and join us to connect, communicate, and collaborate with others and learn how this topic may impact you and your colleagues.

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Strategic Planning Discussion (GBA Members Only)
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM – Networking (Public)
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM – Presentation (Public)
8:15 PM to Closing – Networking (Public)

Dr. Duane Wilson has been a practitioner in the field of cybersecurity for almost 20 years. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Dr. Wilson went on to earn a Master of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University, a second Master of Science in Security Informatics, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. The balance of both scholastic and operational experience allows him to have insight both into the theory and practice of cybersecurity. He serves as a leader in the space of Blockchain technology and identity and access management as his research produced a novel identity-verification capability for cloud computing environments based on Blockchain transactions. Since then he has developed solutions on key management, authentication management, and enterprise identity management.


August 20, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-5
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Gerard Dache


Ireland’s Four Courts
2051 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201 United States
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