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Digital Identity and Blockchain – Interview with Gautam Hazari

Release Date : 2018-01-29

Interview of the Week #digitalidentity

Guest : Gautam Hazari | Technical Director | GSMA

Gautam Hazari is the Technical Director for the Identity program at GSMA and is the Chief Architect for the Mobile Connect proposition. He works with the mobile operators around the world on mobile identity and also with the extended industry, standards and regulatory bodies on the identity ecosystem. Gautam has been working in the telecom industry for the last 20 years on various domains including Identity, Network APIs, M2M, Charging and Payments, NFC, Security etc. and holds patents on Identity and access control area.

In this interview he answers some of the questions around

  1. What is Identity and what is Digital Identity? How are they different?
  2. What are some of the challenges faced by Digital Identity vs Physical Identity?
  3. Why is blockchain being called the holy grail of Digital Identity?
  4. What is hindering the digital identity in the world today?
  5. Are organizations ready for federated identity really?


Gautam Hazari
Technical Director GSMA

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