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Katryna Dow | CEO And Founder
Meeco | Australia

Katryna Dow, CEO And Founder, Meeco

Knowledge Theatre 1 - Day 2: Blockchain and Identity Session
"Bridging the Gap: Anchoring Blockchain and Self-Sovereign Identity (SSID) in Established Credentials"
The over collection of personal data, data abuse and lengthy T&Cs has led to a steady decline in trust in governments and commercial enterprise. Conversely, the rise of blockchain technology is enabling agency and transparency, but not yet seen wide adoption. Zero Knowledge Proofs are a way for existing regulated issuers of trusted credentials to bridge the gap between trust and human agency. This presentation will explore the vital role high assurance government and financial services data has in enabling SSID to reduce cost and risk, whilst creating net new mutual value for society.

Katryna Dow is the founder and CEO of Meeco; a personal data platform that enables people to securely exchange data via the API-of-Me with the people and organisations they trust 
Katryna has been pioneering personal data rights since 2002, when she envisioned a time when personal sovereignty, identity and contextual privacy would be as important as being connected. Now within the context of GDPR and Open Banking, distributed ledger, cloud, AI and IoT have converged to make Meeco both possible and necessary. 
She is the co-author of the blockchain identity paper ‘Immutable Me’ and co-author/co-architect of Meeco’s distributed ledger solution and technical White Paper on Zero Knowledge Proofs for Access, Control, Delegation and Consent of Identity and Personal Data. Katryna speaks globally on digital rights, privacy and data innovation.
She is a founding member of The Council of Extended Intelligence (CXI), a joint initiative between the IEEE Standards Association and MIT Media Lab, and Chair for IEEE’s new P7006 - Standard for Personal Data Artificial Intelligence (AI) Agent. 
Prior to Meeco she founded and operated a strategy consulting practice. As a consultant, Katryna has extensive global experience in strategy to execution roles in start-ups to major corporate change and implementation and projects. Katryna has held leadership positions and delivered projects in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, United States and India. Her industry sector experience includes information technology, financial services, health services and human resources. Katryna currently splits her time between Australia and Europe, where Meeco has offices and development teams.


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