2018 InDITA Conference – Digital Inclusion Through Trust & Agency

Date: 10-7-2018 to 11-7-2018

Description: 10-11 July 2018 – IIIT Bangalore, India

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is collaborating with the co-founders and organizers of the highly revered Internet Identity Workshop ( IIW ) to present the 2018 IEEE-SA InDITA Conference. The IIW has produced 26 semi-annual conferences over the course of 13 years with a reputable history of success utilizing “an attendee-based” participatory conference platform to develop many of the solutions we see today in the world of identity.

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is introducing a two-day conference with the goal of developing an outcome-based collaborative community to address the challenges of affordable accessibility for disconnected communities within India, a trust framework for protecting the digital persona, and enabling the digital citizen the right to manage (agency) who, when, what and how they want to transact with other entities.

The IEEE InDITA is not another identity conference but it is an “unConference”. The unique design of this conference is to bring a robust concentration of technologists, researchers, government regulators, academia, ethicists and other critical experts both from India and around the world who are committed to finding and/or developing solutions in affordable accessibility to the internet, protecting and securing the identity of the digital persona, empowering the digital citizen with the right to choose when, who, how and why they want to transact with an entity while having the right to be forgotten, and much more.


Dr. Greg Adamson

Chair, IEEE-SA Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency (DITA) Industry Connections Program

Dr. Sarbani Banerjee Belur

Senior Project Research Scientist, Gram Marg, Rural Broadband Project Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Dr. John Callahan

Chief Technology Officer, Veridium

Doc Searls

American Journalist / Author, Identity Expert

Joyce Searls

Serial entrepreneur

Janaki Srinivasan

Assistant Professor, IIIT-B

Kaliya Young

World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Dr. Phil Windley

Enterprise Architect at Brigham Young University; Chair, Sovrin Foundation

CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.