Free Seminar Programme EXH20
Verif-y: How to Provide Digital Credentials Securely and Offer Users Control (Blockchain and GDPR)
Date Wednesday, Nov 27 Time – Room Pavillon Theatre 1
In today’s world of data breaches and hacks policy makers have realised that individuals should have the rights to their own data. That the pieces of our identity, the things that make us unique in the world shouldn’t be stolen or used for corporate gains. That the individual should be able to own their own data, control it and decide who and when an entity has access to it. Verif-y believes that users should control their data too and have created a solution to do just that. We enable the dissemination of data between users and primary source verification providers like Universities. We enable users to see and trust this process while also bringing it into the digital world; using cutting edge blockchain technology. We look forward to sharing Verif-y’s view of how your higher education organisation can provide digital credentials.
Colleen Connors has over 16 years of professional experience spanning technology and finance. Colleen is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Verif‐y. Prior to the role of Chief Operating Officer for Verif‐y she was the Director of Systems Operations where she was responsible for Verif‐y's data management, algorithms, and processing. She is also a cofounder at Women + Blockchain a curated, community newsletter supporting women, education and news within the Blockchain global ecosystem. She joined Benjamin Franklin Technology Partners earlier this year on their Physical Science Investment Advisory Committee helping to stimulate investment into startups in the Philadelphia region.
Before joining the Verif‐y team she was the founder and CEO of a sports equipment technology startup, Bquipped. There she honed her data analytics, management and technology product development skills which she uses daily now at Verif‐y. Colleen’s career started in Global finance with Schroder Investment Management. Her last role during her 7+ year tenure at Schroders was as a Global Fixed Income Fund Manager based out of their headquarters in London. During her time there she specialized in asset allocation and municipal bonds (out of Philadelphia) and could often be seen guest lecturing at Cambridge University to their Masters students.
When not working she can often be found in another country or state exploring with her family or can be found coaching players on the field hockey field. Colleen holds an MBA from Babson College – Olin Graduate School of Business and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.