Identity verification and authentication has long been a critical component in service delivery for both the private and public sectors, but changing citizen demands in the digital age have stressed the need for new approaches to verify that an individual is who they say they are – with surety. At the same time, as more of our lives migrate online, “bad actors” such as hackers and fraudsters are always finding new ways to exploit our sensitive information for their own personal gain at the expense of legitimate users and online service organizations.

From the Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to the October 2017 issue of the Technology Innovation Management Review. This month’s editorial theme is Blockchain, and it is my pleasure to introduce our Guest Editor, Anton Ljutic, a training and development specialist in the domains of IT security and former Professor at Champlain Regional College in Saint-Lambert, Canada.

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Keywords: authentication, Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptography, digital identity, economics, healthcare, internal audit, services, smart contracts, transactions, trust

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