Kaliya Young

Ecosystems Director, COVID Credentials Initiative
Linux Foundation Public Health

2021 Phocuswright Conference speaker

Kaliya Young Ecosystems Director, COVID Credentials Initiative
Kaliya Young "Identity Woman" MSIMS, is the Ecosystems Director of the Covid Credentials Initiatives and is the is the Chair of the Interoperability Working Group for Good Health Pass at the Trust over IP Foundation. This group recently completed the Good Health Pass Interoperability Blueprint.

She is the co-author of a Comprehensive guide to Self-Sovereign Identity and is widely known as Identity Woman (it's also the name of her blog and her twitter handle). She has committed her life to the development of an open standards based layer of the internet that empowers people. In 2005, Young co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop with Doc Searls and Phil Windley.

She is active in a number of working groups defining the open standards for decentralized Identity, including the Credentials Community Group and the Decentralized Identifier Working Group at W3C. She of the co-chair Interoperability Working Group at the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and Co-Chair of the Secure Data Store Working Group jointly charted by the Credentials Community Group at the W3C and DIF.

in 2017 she earned a Master of Science in Identity Management and Security at UT Austin and her thesis was published by Anthem Press in 2020 The Domains of Identity: A Framework for Understanding Identity Systems in Contemporary Society.