Chief Information Officer
Christine has over 25 years of strategic experience working in technology, including 15 at Accenture, where she launched and led innovation initiatives as the Global Lead Accenture’s Decentralised Identity and Biometrics Practice. Christine is a patented inventor, as well as an expert in blockchain, emerging technologies focusing on tech investing, sustainability, and especially digital identity, for which she has received numerous awards and accolades. She was the programme advisor to the World Economic Forum on Digital Identity and speaks regularly on emerging technology and blockchain globally. Christine holds a Master’s degree from Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
About the company
nChain is a leading provider of global blockchain technology, IP licensing and consulting services. Combining a world-leading Web3 IP portfolio together with the knowledge, expertise, tools, and products, we enable a seamless transition from Web2 to Web3. nChain builds and maintains the most inclusive, secure and scalable Web3 infrastructure that delivers efficient value exchange to foster an ecosystem that is truly pioneering and provides an accessible foundation for everyone to benefit from Web3 opportunities. nChain currently has almost 2,800 registered active and pending patents and is the developer behind the Bitcoin SV Node software, Terranode, Kensei and more.
Over the last 3 years, two key themes that have emerged have significant impact on our lives as organisations and individuals – the digitalisation of money and identity. These areas have evolved in silos but as they develop, it is clear that there are dependencies that need to be considered. Central banks are increasingly asking questions about digital ID and what this means in terms of impact and future adoption of CBDCs and other digital assets. While objectives of CBDCs encompass data privacy, user consent, and individual control, while simultaneously ensuring rigorous transaction management and evolving compliance requirements. Digital ID mirrors these objectives and facilitates not just individual users, but also businesses to interact securely and efficiently within the CBDC ecosystem. The need to understand Digital ID and the impact this could have on CBDC and digital assets in general is paramount given the new Digital ID capabilities will change the way each individual as well as organisation handles identity as well as change in regulations that will emerge. This presentation will highlight key concepts in digital ID, their relevance to CBDC and what are the key areas to consider when designing and implementing CBDCs given the changes coming in Digital ID globally.