CSC Tokyo Summit: Trust Without Borders

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Date: May 29, 2024 | Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The CSC Trust Without Borders Summit in Tokyo brings together government representatives, regulators, policymakers, industry leaders, and business experts for insightful discussions about the role of digital trust and identity in our globally connected society. Convened by the Cloud Signature Consortium, this event is designed to spark in-depth conversations about enhancing interoperability across borders. Participants will have the opportunity to explore real-world applications that demonstrate the effective implementation of identity and trust services within various national contexts. The summit will also provide a platform to unpack the influence of European Union regulations on global practices and to share case studies exemplifying successful cross-border interoperability.


09:00 am – 10:00 am
Welcome and Registrations

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Opening Remarks

  • Welcome Address by CSC President – About CSC and this Event
  • Welcome by Local Host – About Developments in Japan and the Region
  • Introduction of the Summit Agenda and Goals

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Session 1: Implementing Trust & Identity Services in National Contexts

Government representatives/ regulators and their advisors will share valuable insights on implementing trust and identity services within national contexts. Case studies showcasing successful national implementations will be presented, offering practical examples of effective collaborations between authorities, regulators and industry. The session aims to explore best practices and lessons learned from national initiatives – including the inclusion of interoperability criteria.

  • Insights from Government Representatives and Regulators (EU, Japan, tbc)
  • Case Studies on Successful National Implementations (call for member case studies)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Session 2: The Importance of Global Interoperability of Identity & Trust Services

In this session, 3 leading stakeholders from different backgrounds (industry, policy, society) will short inspirational speeches highlighting the significance of identity and trust services for advancing digital transformation and the need for interoperability across borders. A panel discussion will delve into the challenges and opportunities in achieving seamless cross-border trust. The goal is to set a foundation for understanding the critical role of interoperability in today’s interconnected digital landscape.

  • Inspirational Speeches by 3 leading stakeholders (industry, policy, society)
  • Panel Discussion on Global Interoperability Challenges

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Session 3: Creating A Positive Environment for Digital Transformation

This session will focus on real-world applications and innovations in digital trust and identity products and services that are relevant for regulators/ policy makers to know and understand. Industry experts will discuss strategies for creating a positive environment for digital trust and identity services for the good of business, society and environment. The interactive panel aims to facilitate discussions on improving cross-border trust frameworks and promoting global harmonization in identity standards.

  • Real-world Applications and Innovations for Cross-Border Collaborations (call for member case studies)
  • Interactive Panel on Enhancing Interoperability (Japanese Regulator, CSC board member,..)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Closing Session
Summarizing Key Takeaways
Future Outlook and Next Steps

4:00 pm onwards
Meet and Greet
Networking Session
(Followed by Reception at 5:00 pm)