Kantara Initiative To Present Digital Identity Blockchain Workshops At MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Digital Contracts, Identities and Blockchains” Conference To Help Develop New Processes And Standards For Digital Contracts
WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – May 23, 2016 — Kantara Initiative, which provides strategic vision and real-world innovation elements for the digital identity transformation, announced today it will present digital identity workshops at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) “Digital Contracts, Identities and Blockchains 2016” conference May 23-24 at MIT, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA.  
The conference was organized by MIT Connection Science and brings together many of the world’s blockchain thought leaders and practitioners to discuss and develop better, more standardized approaches to digital identities and contracts using distributed ledger technologies.
“We are delighted that the Kantara Initiative as a standards defining organization is co-sponsoring technical sessions at the ‘MIT Digital Contracts, Identities and Blockchains 2016’ conference,” said Thomas Hardjono, CTO, MIT Connection Science. “The UMA Legal Subgroup in Kantara continues to be a creative forum for bridging between legal and technical communities addressing identity, trust frameworks and data privacy.”

About MIT Connection Science
MIT Connection Science under the leadership of its Founding Faculty Director, Prof Alex “Sandy” Pentland, is spearheading a new initiative around the legal and technical aspects of smart contracts, distributed incentives, and blockchain technology.   
Connection Science seeks to build better societies through data/analytics, with faculty-led research, training programs, and open-source tools libraries.  It is publishing a multi-part blockchain & financial services whitepaper series on “The Fifth Horizon of Networked Innovation”.  Contact shrier@mit.edu for a copy.
About Kantara Initiative
Kantara Initiative, Inc. provides strategic vision and real world innovation elements for the digital identity transformation. Developing initiatives including Identity Relationship Management, User Managed Access (EIC Award Winner for Innovation in Information Security 2014), Identities of Things, and Minimum Viable Consent Receipt, Kantara Initiative connects a global, open, and transparent leadership community, including CA Technologies, Experian, ForgeRock, IEEE-SA, Internet Society, Nomura Research Institute, Radiant Logic and SecureKey. More information is available at https://kantarainitiative.org/.
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