ASU Launches Digital Trust Summit to Strengthen Trust in Higher Ed

Arizona State University (ASU) announced it is hosting a Digital Trust Summit this month to strengthen digital trust in education and education-to-workforce systems.

The summit will take place virtually from June 15-17 and bring together global leaders, faculty, technologists, and students to explore topics pertaining to digital trust, including addressing privacy by design, learner agency, transparency, governance, compliance, and regulation. ASU’s goal is that the conference will help “advance a collective agenda” to “cultivating” digital trust in higher ed.

“At ASU, learner agency and trust are at the center of our universe,” Donna Kidwell, ASU’s CISO and digital trust officer, said. “This is the global event for learning about the latest digital trust work and conceptualizing the future of this field and its impact on education and the workforce.”

All of the activities at the summit will be tied to one of the five themes identifies by ASU, which the school says will “help move the needle in establishing a framework for digital trust.” The themes are:

  • “Topics of Digital Trust: Exploring digital trust ideas, projects and initiatives that address privacy and privacy by design, learner agency, transparency, and governance, compliance, and regulation.
  • Future of Trust-Based Careers: Engaging with learners around the next generation of the digital trust workforce, including emerging skill sets, markets, and job opportunities.
  • Partner to Protect: Best practices and emerging themes in cybersecurity, including equity and inclusion and threat intelligence.
  • Community Engagement – Networks of action and design: Communities of practice and networks of action centered around digital trust, distributed technologies, learner agency, and information security.
  • Emergent Technology Enablers – New designs to engage learners: Demonstrations and discussion on identity and the learner, as well as distributed ledger technologies that increase agency, transparency and individual power in the learning and development space.”
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