Dativa joins Sovrin as a founding steward, contributing support and resources to the Sovrin network
From the Sovrin press release...
"Our Steward program has grown tremendously in the last year," said Heather Dahl, Executive Director & CEO of the Sovrin Foundation. "As of today, 31 Stewards were approved in 2018 and we only see this number continuing to increase throughout the coming year. Our Stewards help champion the Foundation’s mission to transform how digital identity holders manage their personal and private data. We are pleased to welcome Anonyome Labs, Dativa, regio iT, and Unveil.Social as our newest Stewards, knowing they will each contribute an integral part to the strength of the Sovrin Network."
Dativa, a data science and data engineering consulting company, believes in the ethical use of personal data and sees the Sovrin Network as a viable framework to accomplish this goal and apply it globally.
"With consumer privacy at the front and center of the future value of data to both media owners and brands, we are delighted to be supporting Sovrin as a Founding Steward," said Tom Weiss, CTO and Chief Data Scientist of Dativa.
"With the explosion of captured data points that we are witnessing through Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things solutions, Dativa’s expertise in predictive analytics remains at the forefront of our business," said Paul Knowles, Innovation & Emerging Technology at Dativa and Chair of the Hyperledger Indy Semantics Workgroup. "Joining the Sovrin Network as a Founding Steward further cements our commitment to self-sovereign identity and the semantic data modeling work that we continue to support within the Hyperledger Indy community."
In addition to operating nodes on the Sovrin Network, Stewards have the right to vote on any changes to the ledger-specific portions of the Sovrin open source code. Dativa, and all other Stewards have agreed to abide by the principles and requirements established in the Sovrin Trust Framework, the legal foundation of the Sovrin Network.
About the Sovrin foundation
The Sovrin Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to administer the Governance Framework governing the Sovrin Network, a decentralized global public network enabling self-sovereign identity on the internet. The Sovrin Network is operated by independent Stewards and uses the power of a distributed ledger to give every person, organization, and thing the ability to own and control their own permanent digital identity.