Access Management , Governance & Risk Management , Identity & Access Management

Self-Sovereign Identity: More Use Cases

Heather Dahl and Ken Ebert of Indicio Discuss Decentralized ID Management
Heather Dahl and Ken Ebert of

More use cases are emerging for self-sovereign identity, which gives individuals more control over their digital identities, according to Heather Dahl and Ken Ebert of

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”There are a number of use cases that have been accelerated by the pandemic. One of them is the proof of medical credentials - showing that they've been either vaccinated [for COVID-19] or that they've had negative tests so that they can safely travel or go into the workplace,” Ebert says.

The decentralized workforce is also fueling demand for self-sovereign identity, Dahl says. "When you physically decentralize your workforce in society, the need for identity becomes more important." She says increasing concerns about protecting privacy are "pushing organizations to consider identity solutions that don't involve correlation and don't involve third-party tracking but also provide the security.”

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Dahl and Ebert discuss:

  • The evolution of from the Sovrin Foundation;
  • Key initiatives in implementing and testing decentralized identity;
  • How a decentralized workforce is accelerating the need for identity management.

Dahl is CEO at She has over 25 years of strategic leadership experience in newsrooms, multinational corporations and high-tech startups. During her time as CEO of the Sovrin Foundation, Dahl gained deep knowledge of decentralized and self-sovereign identity.

Ebert is CTO at and is currently working on verifiable credentials standards. Previously, he was software architect and open standards engineer at the Sovrin Foundation.

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Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Former Director, Editorial

Holland focused on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times.

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