Digitary and Evernym unite!
October 22, 2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DIGITARY AND EVERNYM UNITE IN FIGHT FOR SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITY INNOVATION
Self-Sovereign Digital ID and digital credentialing standards are the focus for digital powerhouses Digitary and Evernym in new collaboration.
Digitary have signed up as participants with Evernym’s Early Access Plan, working to expedite innovation and development in Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) and verifiable digital credentials.
Utilising pivotal new technology and investing in capabilities that will allow ownership of identity data to remain in the hands of its rightful owner are at the forefront of Digitary’s vision. Digitary is committed to continuing their learner-centric approach in a progressive and collaborative manner, reflective of the dynamic and complex digital ecosystems around the globe.
Digitary is a world leader in digital certification of academic achievements and a trusted provider of secure verified documents and data to learners, educational organisations, and employers globally. To date Digitary have issued over 4 million credentials and empowered more than 1.5 million learners worldwide.
Evernym is a self-sovereign identity solutions provider dedicated to helping organisations enable a world of more trusted digital relationships. They work with organisations of all sizes, including ATB Financial, Telus, CULedger, Deutsche Telekom, and three Canadian provinces.
What is the Early Access Plan?
Digitary is passionate about being proactive in pursuing robust solutions to the issues plaguing our global digital security and mobility, specifically focusing on Self-Sovereign ID.
Evernym’s Early Access Plan offers a fast-track for SSI innovation, connecting organisations with the tools and resources needed to start building solutions efficiently. The plan offers tailored learning tracks, complete with in-person and virtual workshops, use of Evernym’s leading SSI platform, and direct access to technical, commercial, and governance experts.
Digitary was launched in Dublin, Ireland in 2005, and has grown to become the leading online platform for certifying, sharing, and verifying academic credentials. Learner-centric since the very start, Digitary enables millions of learners to access their verified achievements 24/7 and to share them with others securely, quickly, and easily. Digitary is now used by organisations in over 135 countries. For further details visit www.digitary.net
A market leader in Self-Sovereign Identity, Evernym develops software and applications to help organisations around the world build trusted digital relationships. Evernym is the original creator of Hyperledger Indy, the Sovrin Network and the Sovrin Foundation. The company was founded in 2013 and is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. To learn more, visit www.evernym.com
Quotes attributable to Andy Dowling, CEO Digitary
“We’re delighted to be participating in the Early Access Plan and working collaboratively with Evernym on both Self-Sovereign Identity and portable, verifiable digital credentials.”
“We are acutely aware of the incredible challenges and opportunities in the future of SSI and digital credentialing which will have global impact, and we are continuing to evolve the Digitary technology platform as appropriate. We are now working with Evernym, a world-renowned authority on SSI and blockchain technology, to develop and implement robust solutions which will meet the essential needs of digital users and mitigate against the potential risks online including data breaches and loss of privacy.”
Quotes attributable to Andy Tobin, VP Delivery Evernym
“We’re excited to work with Digitary to bring verified digital credentials to universities, students, and employers.
“Andy Dowling and his team have shown a true passion for putting students at the center of their data and digital relationships, and self-sovereign identity enables just that. As Digitary already counts many of the world’s universities among its growing list of customers, the potential to help thousands of students in their digital lives is tangible and real.”
* Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) is the approach to data management that moves personally identifiable information (PII) out of centralised organisational databases and into the privacy of a consumer’s cryptographically-secured digital wallet app. Using distributed ledger technology and pairwise connections, the data can then be verified by universities and other trusted institutions and selectively shared with employers and other organisations. The result is less credential fraud, better security, increased user control, and improved data protection.
AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT:
Digitary CEO – Andy Dowling
Evernym VP– Andy Tobin
Alex Andrade-Walz, Senior Marketing Manager Evernym
Catherine Stanley, Head of Marketing Digitary
Congratulations Simone Ravaioli!
The Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council has announced its Distinguished Service Awards for 2019 honoring:
– Simone Ravaioli, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Digitary
– Herman de Leeuw, Executive Director of the Groningen Declaration Network
– Monterey Sims, Director of Admissions and Evaluation, University of Phoenix
– Cathy van Soest, Manager, Transcript Services, EducationPlannerBC.
Honoring Cathy, Herman, Monterey and Simone, their accomplishments, their leadership and continued dedication over the years and decades, is a perfect way to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of PESC’s Awards. They join a long and distinguished list of leaders over the years that have truly helped students, universities and colleges around the world.
Click here for the full details.
Digitary join forces with DreamApply
As featured recently in THE PIE NEWS, Digitary have joined forces with DreamApply application management system to offer a more extensive solution for the admission process to higher education institutes worldwide. As a result of the partnership, applicants will be able to send HEIs their verified documents online instantly through the integration between Digitary and DreamApply.
Read more about this exciting partnership here