Erik is VP of Product Innovation at Convergence.Tech where he leads technology development and solution deployment globally, helping to solve problems through the application of new and emerging technologies. He has a passion for reinventing digital identity on the internet, creating a world where people are empowered to own and control their own data. With a background in public service IT, he has advised partners such as the United Nations and various government agencies on how best to adopt new technologies in order to meet their digital ambitions, while protecting user agency and privacy.
With the impact of Covid-19, the need to tackle digital identity is only growing. The ongoing global debates on privacy and data protection are changing opinions on how it should be tackled, including through verifiable credentials. But the conversation is often about technology choices instead of the needs of citizens and the types of services digital identity is required for.
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