Kaliya YoungFounderIdentity Woman; Internet Identity Workshop

Kaliya Young, also known as “Identity Woman,” is an independent advocate for the rights and dignity of our digital selves.

She is an internationally recognized expert in the field of user-centric digital identity/self-sovereign identity and personal data. The Internet Identity Workshop she co-founded in 2005 brings together largest concentration on the planet of talent dedicated to designing and building identity systems that empower individuals. In 2010, she founded the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium and serves as Thought Leader and Catalyst Emeritus.

Kaliya has worked directly with the US Government (NSTIC & DHS S&T) and the Government of British Columbia. She is also enrolled in the first-ever class of students in the Masters of Science in Identity Management and Security at the University of Texas at Austin and graduates in December 2017. She is currently honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.