May 2017

Trust Framework Workshop, Amsterdam

The Open Identity Exchange (OIX) was delighted that Microsoft could host a ‘Trust Framework’ workshop in Amsterdam on 9th March 2017 that introduced the LIGHTest project in some detail. Bringing together over 70 organisations, our pan-European delegates were a mixture of digital identity experts and technical and non-technical representatives.


The workshop was kicked off by Ronny Bjones from Microsoft as he talked about identity as the control plane and how trust frameworks drive cloud identity dynamics. A great quote from his presentation certainly rings true for the LIGHTest project “Businesses and users are going to use technology only if they can trust it” (Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft).


Esther Makaay from SIDN, one of the Board of Advisors to LIGHTest, Alberto Crespo Research and Innovation Head of Identity and Privacy Lab at ATOS and Don Thibeau from OIX introduced the theory behind trust frameworks as well as describing some of the common elements that help form them. It was then passed over to a panel who discussed whether trust frameworks are relevant and can deal with current issues through existing terms of service agreements. The panel looked at whether regulation would burden business cases and also if we wanted to truly ‘open up’ digital identities for usage across domains, organisations and nations.


The afternoon session was devoted entirely to the LIGHTest project. Heiko Rossnagel covered the LIGHTest project goals and objectives and generated a lot of debate and feedback!


Rachelle Sellung from the University of Stuttgart followed this presentation by covering LIGHTest’s path to creating a realistic scope of use cases and what is in the scope of the project.


Hans Graux from Timelex took on ensuring cross-border legal compliance and validity of delegation, whilst Sue Dawes from OIX described our LIGHTest community outreach programme.

This covered how you can get involved with our community via our website and forums and the next stages for further engaging the international community. We were delighted to have such a high level of debate and audience interaction and hope we can continue fuelling this through our community website and outreach programs.