Data Governance and semantics

Approaches and practices for efficient data management

Organizations are dealing with growing pools of data, data processing pipelines and associated risks originating from data breaches, unauthorized access and poor data quality. The complex matrix of data protection and privacy regulations businesses need to comply with across geographies have been the driver for more streamlined methods to data governance. The approaches have moved from merely checking the box on compliance audits to design approaches, automated tests and tooling as well as integrated principles and procedures.

The project aims to help the audience get acquainted with the current approaches and practices for managing data. And through that reduce the operational risks to business. Bringing together a mix of experts across sectors and blending tools, frameworks, principles and design - the project will enable a cross section of teams within the organizations to address the blind spots and view data governance as a complete package instead of a siloed approach of specific processes and requirements in policy.

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Robert Mitwicki

@roberthcf

Decentralised Authentication

Submitted Jun 9, 2022

Abstract
This presentation focuses on decentralised authentication and how a decentralised key management infrastructure, providing self-certifying identifier (SCID) issuance underpinned by one-way cryptographic functions, can offer information uniqueness from captured entropy. Furthermore, a decentralised authentication system must be ledger-agnostic, with its identifiers being interoperable across ecosystems, platforms, and networks.

What is “Decentralised authentication”?

Data provenance refers to the tracing and recording of the origin of data and its movement between locations. If digital data is tamper-proof (i.e. provable to have not been corrupted after its creation), it can be assumed to be authentic. Data authentication focuses on timestamping data inputs at index time, determining each event as factual. That definition also underpins the concept of decentralised authentication, the only difference being that the decentralised version is specific to distributed data ecosystems.

Decentralised authentication describes a key management methodology of cryptographically binding SCIDs to an associated log that compiles the history of all uses or changes to the public/private key pair, ensuring verifiable identifier provenance throughout any ambient infrastructure. Immutable ordering guarantees the factual authenticity of the recorded event underpinning any systematic data input. Furthermore, all system identifiers must remain network-agnostic, enabling identifier interoperability within and across any distributed data ecosystem.

Decentralised authentication provides a powerful solution for identifier interoperability, data provenance, data-intensive event streaming, and event sourcing applications.

Short presenter bio
Introducing Robert Mitwicki, a true pioneer in decentralised core utility technologies

Robert Mitwicki is Head of the Technology Council at The Human Colossus Foundation, a non-profit technological organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, and Chief Technology Officer at MeDDEa Solutions AG, a Dynamic Data Economy (DDE) consultancy and service provider based in Basel, Switzerland. He is the inventor of Trusted Digital Assistant (TDA), a software interface component that provides a way to look at and interact with information in distributed data ecosystems. His reputation as a decentralised technology expert and innovator stems from high-level software design decisions that continue to shape the DDE.

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Deep dives into privacy and security, and understanding needs of the Indian tech ecosystem through guides, research, collaboration, events and conferences. Sponsors: Privacy Mode’s programmes are sponsored by: more

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Omidyar Network India invests in bold entrepreneurs who help create a meaningful life for every Indian, especially the hundreds of millions of Indians in low-income and lower-middle-income populations, ranging from the poorest among us to the existing middle class. To drive empowerment and social i… more

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The Human Colossus Foundation (HCF) is a Swiss-based independent non-profit organisation. HCF works globally to create and implement the critical infrastructure for a data-agile economy, the Dynamic Data Economy (DDE). DDE enables a new paradigm in digital living, interaction, and growth, underpinn… more
The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more