Earlier this week, @LisaCovington and I had the opportunity to attend the World Bank’s ID4D “Good ID in Practice” Workshop in Washington D.C. Throughout our Prize Design we have had the chance to connect with incredible experts working in the space of identity to help shape our prize direction. We were lucky enough to connect with @Vyjayanti Desai, the ID4D Program Manager, and her incredible team who invited us to participate in the workshop – and to say it was a powerful two days would be an understatement. Thank you to Vyjayanti and team (Seth, Julia, Anna + more!) for an incredible event.
Our primary goal for the trip was to gain insights on where is there a strategic opportunity for an XPRIZE in the space of Identity. While we were at the workshop, it was both comforting and powerful to see that core questions that have challenged our team are also some of the key questions the global community are facing. How do we factor in consent to identity? Does that look different for foundational and functional IDs? How do we design for highest privacy and security levels? Do we make the leap to biometric solutions?
Now that we have returned to Los Angeles are back in design mode, we would love to hear your thoughts and perspectives on a few key areas.
What is needed, both from the supply and demand side, for legally recognized digital ID solutions to scale while ensuring privacy? How do you measure success?
How long would it take teams to design and build a digital ID solution that can hold legally recognized information? This timeframe should account for highest privacy standards.
Each time we design an XPRIZE, we want to look out into the future, set our preferred future state, and determine how an XPRIZE can bring that future forward. Our preferred future has always been a world in which all children have a legally recognized digital identity that protects and empowers them and helps them to thrive. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the questions above and if you attended the “Good ID in Practice” workshop we would love to hear your reflections!