Kaliya Young also known as “Identity Woman,” is an independent advocate for the rights and dignity of our digital selves.
She is internationally recognized expert in the field of user-centric digital identity / self-sovereign identity and personal data. The Internet Identity Workshop that she co-founded in 2005, twice a year brings together brings the largest concentration on the planet of talent dedicated to designing and building identity systems that empower individuals. In 2010 she founded the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium and serves as Thought Leader and Catalyst Emeritus.
She has worked directly with the US Government (NSTIC & DHS S&T) and the Government of British Columbia. She is enrolled first ever class of students in the Masters of Science in Identity Management and Security at the University of Texas at Austin and graduates in December 2017. She is currently honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
She is available to consult with organizations seeking to make sense of the emerging markets and opportunities in identity and personal data.
Kaliya the interactive conference designer and facilitator. She has designed and facilitated over 200 unconferences in the past 10 years. She works with a range of organizational & community clients who hire her for their events . Inc Magazine’s December ’09 issue covered the Mass Technology Leadership Council Innovation Unconference that Kaliya facilitated. She has has co-founded several unconferences including She’s Geeky: Connecting Women in Tech, Digital Death Day covering what happens to your data after you die and Open Government Directive Workshop Series among others. She is active in several facilitator communities of practice including the Bay Area Fabulous Facilitators and National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation. She was an active contributor to the community developing the Group Works Deck.
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Kaliya Young (formerly Hamlin) is an expert in user-centric identity and data sharing and is widely known as Identity Woman (its also the name of her blog and twitter handle)
In 2005 she co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop (with Doc Searls and Phil Windley), five years later she founded the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium to catalyze a network of companies working to give individuals the tools to collect, manage and gain value from their own personal data generated actively and passively as they interact with all kinds of digital systems.
She was elected in August 2012 to the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Identity Ecosystem Steering Committee, Management Council as the Consumer Advocate delegate. In 2012 Hamlin was named a Young Global Leader in 2012 by the World Economic Forum (WEF). She sits on the OASIS IDTrust member steering committee and is active in the Federated Social Web which recently moved its work to the W3C. You can see a complete list of industry affiliations and conferences she has founded here.
She identifies as a nymwarrior because she was personally affected by Google’s insistence she use her real name as the headline on her profile along with others fighting for the right to have different, unlinked persona’s, different identifiers for different contexts online.
She owns a firm, Unconference.net that specializes in designing and facilitating unconferences for a variety of technical communities world wide. In 2007 she founded the well known ‘She’s Geeky‘ women’s only technology Unconfernece (hosting 10 to date). She is a co-leader of Digital Death Day an unconfernece considering the issues surrounding the digital afterlife including what happens to your data after you die (two a year in 2010, 2011 on each side of the atlantic).
In 2009 Kaliya was named one of the most influential women in tech by Fast Company Magazine. She has presented keynotes to the Cloud Identity Summit 2012 and Gartner’s Identity and Access Management Summit in London 2012, she has been part of of Panels at Data Week, Privacy Identity and Innovation, NIST’s IDTrust Conference, SXSW and BlogHer.
She has been quoted in a range of media including the New York Times, MIT Technology Review, Business Week, and ReadWriteWeb.