Chair of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission and the Chair and Executive Director of Secure Justice. His advocacy has been instrumental in a number of nation-leading ordinances, including ones that established a vetting framework for the potential acquisition and use of surveillance equipment. Mr. Hofer presently consults with the cities of San Diego, San Jose, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Portland on establishing similar frameworks.
Digital Identity Expert
An expert in self-sovereign identity and identity on the blockchain. 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.
Dr. John Callahan
Software Architect and Developer
John (LinkedIn, Twitter) is responsible for the development of VeridiumID’s world class enterprise-ready biometric solutions, leading a global team of software developers, computer vision scientists and sales engineers. He has previously served as the Associate Director for Information Dominance at the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research Global, London UK office, via an Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. John completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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