Roundtable "Digital Identities" of the FZI Friends’ Association

The roundtable of the FZI Friends’ Association, taking place on November 12, 2019, focuses on the topic of "digital identities". Register now for the event!

Digitalisation enables the interaction between an increasing number of persons, devices, vehicles and sensors. While 5G addresses the problem, secure digital identities lay the basis for a reliable interaction between partners. They constitute a cornerstone for secure transactions in the "Internet of People and Things".

At the roundtable of the FZI Friends’ Association, on November 12, 2019, the researcher of the FZI Dr. Jan Sürmeli will give a lecture on the topic of digital Identities and the digital Self. During the event, we want to discuss the concept of self-sovereign identity – a concept that gives full control but also responsibility to the person of its digital self and shall maintain trust, privacy and data economy at the same time. Reliable intermediaries shall not be replaced, but rather decoupled from transactions, in order to enable the decentralisation of identity management.

Register now for the event!

Roundtable of the FZI Friends’ Association  

November 12, 2019

06:30 p.m. (subsequent to the general meeting)

FZI House of Living Labs, Haid-und-Neu-Str. 5a, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Subsequent to the roundtable, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with lecturers as well as experts of the FZI and other guests during a networking buffet.

About the lecturer:

Dr. Jan Sürmeli has been researching on the topics of secure digital identities and blockchain technologies in the application fields of Mobility and Health Care, since 2017. After his doctorate in Information Technology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the fields of modelling (BE) and analyses of distributed systems (2015), he was working as research scientist (postdoc) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and as consultant at the Technische Universität Berlin in 2017.

Since April 2019, Dr. Jan Sürmeli has been working as a research scientist at the branch office of the FZI Research Center for Information Technology in Berlin.

Event details

12. November 2019 - 12. November 2019, 18:30 - 20:30
Event location
FZI House of Living Labs
Haid-und-Neu-Straße 5a
76131 Karlsruhe