Keio University Commences Demonstration Experiment of Next-Generation Digital Identity Platform －To Issue Certificates of Enrollment and Certificates of Expected Graduation to Smartphone Applications－
November 13, 2020
Keio University ITOCHU Techno Solutions Corporation Japan Digital Design, Inc. JCB Co., Ltd. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation BlockBase, Inc.
Keio University Information Technology Center (Osamu Nakamura, Director) and the Blockchain Laboratory of the Keio Research Institute at SFC (Jun Murai, Director and Shigeya Suzuki, Associate Director & Technology Officer) commenced a demonstration experiment for a next-generation digital identity platform issuing certificates, such as enrollment certificates and certificates of expected graduation to Keio University students via smartphone applications in October 2020. The experiment is being conducted jointly with five companies; ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (Ichiro Tsuge, President & CEO), Japan Digital Design, Inc. (Takashi Uehara, CEO) , JCB Co., Ltd. (Ichiro Hamakawa, President & CEO), Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (Mitsuyoshi Kobayashi, President), and BlockBase, Inc. (Taiju Sanagi, CEO) and also in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many universities to move more and more of their classes and administrative procedures that had traditionally been conducted in-person online. Following this trend, there is a need to create a system enabling current students and graduates to request various certificates online.