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Smart Home and Industry 5.0 Demand Trusted Distributed Data

Julian Durand, Vice President, Product Management and Chief Information Security Officer, Intertrust
19 Aug 2022
13:45 - 14:15
Keynote Room

Smart Home and Industry 5.0 Demand Trusted Distributed Data

Session Abstract:

Partly as a response to the COVID-19 and climate change crises, the European Union (EU) has come out with a new industrial initiative it is calling Industry 5.0. While the business world has largely absorbed the goals of Industry 4.0, which can be summed up as the transformation of industry through digital technologies, Industry 5.0 can be summarized as calling for redesigning industry around a human centric approach.

Some major points of the Industry 5.0 initiative include:

  • Ensuring that digital technologies such as robots and AI (artificial intelligence) used in industry are designed with human workers in mind
  • Industry must be sustainable with a focus on enabling the circular economy of make, use, reuse, remake and recycle

In order to achieve this vision, Operational Technologies (OT) will need to mesh synergistically with Information Technology (IT) of our office and decision making environments.

More specifically, society and industry together will require distributed trust. From supply chains through to consumption, reuse, remake and recycle, trust will need to be built into industrial systems in a way that it is not only inherent, but also verified and verifiable.

This means that we will need to verify trust at the edge of operational technology and assure persistent trust throughout from the edge to the backend systems and out to the edge again while ensuring that these systems remain fully anchored into traditional trust and governance systems of society.

In this presentation we shall explore these challenges and solutions within the environment of a modern home hyper connected to media, electricity and modern mobility systems. The challenges of bridging smart homes, to the industrial systems outside of the home and the mobile systems that go in and out will be discussed in detail.


Julian Durand is Intertrust’s vice president of product management and chief information security officer where he is responsible for owning the IoT product leading the PKI team and overseeing security practices for the company. He brings over 30 years of experience in bringing breakthrough products to market at a massive scale and is a named inventor in Digital Rights Management (DRM), Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual SIM technologies. Before joining Intertrust, Julian brought SaaS and PaaS products to market for construction telematics and real time cyber risk analysis at TeMeDa and CyberLucent respectively, taking both companies to profitability from initial seed funding startups. At Qualcomm Julian led product security; virtual SIM development; child tracking sold as Best Buy’s “Little Buddy”; and the company’s first efforts in IoT doubling revenue year on year for the first three years and catalyzing what is now a billion-dollar business. Prior to that, he was the technical lead for Nokia’s first music phone. Julian holds a B.Eng from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, an MBA from the University of Southern California (USC) and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).