Executive Guest Speaker Series

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Executive Guest Speaker Series: Anushka Soma-Patel, Eco-System Manager for Atala Prism


Participants were invited to join the E-MBA Guest Speaker series to hear Ms Anushka Soma-Patel provide a case study on technological innovation at Atala Prism.

Atala Prism is a project innovation developed by IOHK seeking to decentralise identity. Rather than allowing external agencies to monetise our data, Atala Prism is designed to give users control over their own identity information. This is known as sovereign identity. Participants attending the workshop will gain insights into:
-What is decentralised identity and sovereign identity and why is this significant?
-How does this technology disrupt what is currently done?
-What does this mean for the future of identity documentation (ID, drivers license, education certificate, voting etc)?
-Examples of how Atala Prism is pioneering change with governments and businesses across Africa

Anushka is responsible for developing the Atala Prism eco-system. She is also Co-Chair of the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium, Lead Writer for the African Union Development Agency’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development Blockchain Report, member of the South African National Blockchain Alliance, and a guest lecturer at the University of Cape Town.
Period24 Oct 2022
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational