Manreet Nijjar has trained as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine. He has over a decade’s experience in frontline NHS services. He is the co-founder of Truu and for the last 4 years he has been working locally, nationally and internationally creating a decentralised digital identity solution for healthcare workers. Truu believes this can only be achieved on open standards, interoperability and a multivendor ecosystem. Consequently his work has lead him contribute to The Lord Holmes report on Distributed Ledger Technology for public good, be a member of the all party parliamentary group on blockchain as well nomination to co-chair the IEEE blockchain in healthcare standards sub committee on decentralised identity in healthcare. He has guided Truu to become the first UK steward (node) on the Sovrin network (a non for profit organisation build on open source privacy by design distributed ledger technology to create a public utility for multi-source/self sovereign identity) and a member of the Decentralised Identity Foundation. His ultimate goal is to use technology to impact Global Health equality which is driven by being born and growing up in Kenya and his Indian heritage.
Manreet Nijjar will participate in the World Justice Forum working session Digital Identity: Helping Redefine Access to Justice.