Kaliya Young is an expert in self-sovereign identity and identity on the blockchain she is widely known as Identity Woman. In 2005 she co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop (with Doc Searls and Phil Windley), five years later she founded the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium to catalyze a network of companies working to give individuals the tools to collect, manage and gain value from their own personal data generated actively and passively as they interact with all kinds of digital systems. She graduated from the first cohort ever a Masters of Science in Identity Management and Security from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2017. Her masters report is a comprehensive framework explaining all the domains of identity where individuals personal data ends up in databases. She is actively focused on working to support the emergence of a self-sovereign identity layer of the internet along with new social tools and services that leverage it.