W3C & ANU Future of the Web: Who is managing your privacy and identity on the Web

W3C and ANU are pleased to present the second roadshow on the Future of the Web: Who is Managing your Privacy and Identity on the Web? We will be travelling to 3 cities across Australia:

Thursday 14 February, Melbourne Vic (please note change of venue) @Sofitel Melbourne on Collins St (25 Collins St Melbourne VIC)  8.30am – 2:00pm Register for Melbourne

Thursday 21 February, Sydney NSW @ Data61 (Level 5, 13 Garden Street Eveleigh NSW), 8.30am – 2:00pm Register for Sydney

Friday 22 February, Canberra ACT @ ANU (Hanna Neumann Building 145  Seminar room, Ground Floor) 1.33, 8.30am – 2:00pm.  Register for Canberra. In addition, Canberra attendees are invited to stay on for this free event at the same venue: Unlocking the Web – A Digital Accessibility Information Session

Speaker presentation slides are linked into the program summary below.


   Program Chair: Dr Vivienne Conway, WebKey IT and W3C Evangelist
 8.30am Registration Attendees to register



A/Prof Kerry Taylor, ANU and W3C Australia office


Keynote Address

Marcos Caceres, Mozilla, Tracking Protection: how browsers keep you anonymous online 


Rights and Responsibilites

Melbourne: James Bligh, Redcrew, Consumer Data Rights: FAQ


Sydney: James Bligh, Redcrew, Consumer Data Rights: FAQ


Canberra: Kylie Watson, Delloitte Risk Advisory, Should governments do more to protect data privacy and what other technology threats should governments protect us from?  


Identity Challenges for Accessibility

Melbourne: Dr David Cook, Edith Cowan University, The Nexus between Security and Accessibility: collaborations, concessions and issues of compromise


Sydney: Dr Vivienne Conway, WebKeyIT, Accessibility and Security for People with Disabilities


Canberra: Dr Vivienne Conway, WebKeyIT, Accessibility and Security for People with Disabilities


 Morning Tea  


Cybersecurity for Protecting Privacy and Identity

Melbourne: Professor Lesley Seebeck, ANU, Everything in cyber is simple, but the simplest thing is difficult


Sydney: Alex Antic, ANU, Confidential computing: fighting crime & cyber attacks in a privacy preserving way


Canberra: Dr Alwen Tiu, ANU, Unlinkable anonymous reputation


Self-Sovereign Identity

Melbourne: Grant Noble, Consensys, Returning to Online Privacy


Sydney: Dr David Hyland-Wood, Consensys, Returning to Online Privacy


Canberra: Dr David Hyland-Wood, Consensys, Returning to Online Privacy


Panel:  What are the trade-offs for service delivery and privacy driven by different approaches to identity?

Chaired by Richard Schutte, Founder of coLab4

Panel comprising all speakers with audience interaction


Conclude and lunch served

Networking opportunity for participants


Marcos Cáceres has spent the last 6 years working for Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser. Marcos currently co-Chairs the W3C’s Web Platform Working Group and the Web Platform Incubator Community Group, and has been an active participant in W3C standardization efforts since 2006. Read more about Marcos Cáceres

Dr Lesley Seebeck started as the CEO of the Cyber Institute, Australian National University, on 30 July 2018.Most recently, she was Chief Investment and Advisory Officer at the Digital Transformation Agency, arriving there from the Bureau of Meteorology where she served as Chief Information Officer from mid 2014 to late 2017. In March 2017, she was recognised as Federal Government CIO of the Year. Read more about Dr Lesley Seebeck

Dr David Cook  is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Science at Edith Cowan University.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and a Researcher in the Security Research Institute (ECUSRI). Dr Cook lectures in Professionalism in ICT and has a range of professionalism and governance-related research themes. Read more about Dr David Cook

Dr David Hyland-Wood is a multi-disciplinary engineer based in Brisbane, Australia. He has contributed to the evolution of the World Wide Web since 1999, especially in the formation of standards and technologies for the Semantic Web. David is currently working on next generation blockchain solutions for space exploration at ConsenSys. In 2018, he led the led the creation of the first international blockchain standard, the Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. He serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland. Read more about Dr David Hyland-Wood

Grant Noble is a Senior Technical Communicator based in Brisbane, Australia. Grant has written about and presented on many aspects of cryptography during the 12 years he worked at RSA Security. Grant now works at ConsenSys on a Protocols and Standards team, currently helping to produce the latest version of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Client Specification. Grant also contributes to the W3C Verifiable Credentials Data Model.

Dr Alwen Tiu  is a Senior Lecturer at the Research School of Computer Science at the ANU. He obtained his PhD from the Pennsylvania State University and worked as an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His interests span theoretical as well as practical aspects of computer science; these include formal methods, computational logic, automated theorem proving and computer security. He models aspects of computational systems (such as parts of operating systems, communication protocols, simple authentication devices, etc) as mathematical theories, and develops tools and techniques to prove their correctness or to find flaws.

James Bligh has spent more that two decades building digital and browser based solutions as the industry has evolved.  For the last seven years he helped shape the Digital transformation journey at the National Australia Bank where API development was a key focus.  He is now the Co-Founder of RedCrew, a company that helps large corporations speed up their Digital journey.  He is also working for Data61 as the Lead of the API Standards Working Group.  In this role he is leading the creation of the first API standard to be mandated by the Australian Federal Government under the newly defined Consumer Data Right.

Dr Vivienne Conway is the Director of Web Key IT Pty Ltd which she founded in 2011.  Web Key IT assists organisations with web-based programs and information to meet the needs of people with disabilities as well as to understand their legal requirements for website accessibility and develop the tools needed to meet the internationally recognised website standards.  Vivienne completed her PhD in IT (website accessibility) at Edith Cowan University and is a Certified Professional (Snr) member and WA Branch Executive member of the Australian Computer Society. She is active in W3C and the working groups, where Web Key IT is a member. 

Dr Alex Antic has a joint appointment with the ANU (Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science) and AUSTRAC (Principal Data Scientist), Australia’s Financial Intelligence Agency. Alex is an experienced Data Scientist with expertise developed across multiple domains, including Federal and State government, banking (investment and retail), insurance, asset management (hedge funds), consulting and academia.

Kylie Watson is a Deloitte Data Analytics Partner in the Risk Advisory Practice with extensive experience in both public sector and commercial. She has a focus on business intelligence, data analytics, cyber security, cloud platforms and behavioural economics and is an award-winning innovation specialist with a black belt in design thinking and business model innovation (Stanford D school).  Kylie finished her first degree in Arts at the ANU in the early 90s and has never stopped studying adding a Masters degree and a myriad of diplomas and certifications to her name in a mix of management, technology and behavioural science disciplines.


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