Digital Credential Consortium members are non-profit or state-funded higher education or postgraduate education institutions from around the world.
The DCC Mission: to create a trusted, distributed, and shared infrastructure that will become the standard for issuing, storing, displaying, and verifying academic credentials, digitally.
The DCC is led by a Leadership Council elected by the DCC membership and is supported by a team of professionals.
- Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) *†
- Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) *†
- Harvard University (USA) *†
- Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam (Germany) *†
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) *†
- McMaster University (Canada) *†
- Tecnológico De Monterrey (Mexico) *†
- Technical University of Munich (Germany) *†
- University of California, Berkeley (USA) *†
- University of California, Irvine (USA) *†
- University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) *†
- University of Toronto (Canada) *†
- Western Governors University (USA) *
* Core Member
† Founding Member
If you represent a higher education or post-graduate institution we invite you to learn more about membership.
Kerri Lemoie, Ph.D. directs the development, planning, and strategy of the DCC. Kerri has been working on the web for 25+ years as a web developer and in multiple leadership capacities and advisory roles. As one of the founding technical contributors to Open Badges, she is a recognized leader in the digital credentials ecosystem. Kerri completed her Ph.D. at Fielding Graduate University in Media Psychology. Her dissertation research focused on technology adoption of self-sovereign digital identity.
Philipp Schmidt is CTO of Axim Collaborative and a research scientist and advisor for digital credentials at MIT. Prior to joining Axim, he was the Director of Digital Learning at the MIT Media Lab. He co-authored the Cape Town Open Education Declaration and has developed a number of open standards for digital academic credentials including Mozilla Open Badges. Philipp holds a CS degree from FH Furtwangen in Germany and an MBA from MIT.
Brandon Muramatsu works at the intersection of learning, technology, innovation and scale, with a special focus on open education. Brandon leads the design and implementation of local, national and international strategic education initiatives at MIT for MIT Open Learning. Current work includes the development of an infrastructure for digital academic credentials and the establishment of a STEAM high school utilizing open educational resources and project based learning. He earned his B.S. (1993) and M.S. (1995) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dmitri Zagidulin, a distributed systems engineer and authentication and credentials expert, is the Technical Architect for the DCC. He also participates in hands-on development of core decentralization libraries, helps organize conferences, and contributes to open standards.
My name is Kayode Ezike, but you can call me Ayo. I was born to two Nigerian Igbo immigrants in New York, where I have lived for most of my life, outside of school. When it was time for college, I shifted my focus to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science before specializing as a graduate student in system design and application development in Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI). Much of my work these days focuses on technologies that enable users to leverage their personal data for access to new opportunities. Outside of the DCC, this work happens primarily at Gobekli and other partner organizations that I am privileged to support. When I am not working, I enjoy singing, writing, lifting, and playing basketball.
Gillian Walsh is the Program Coordinator for the MIT Refugee Action Hub (ReACT) and the Digital Credentials Consortium (DCC). Her work focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of academic programming and technologies that promote equitable pathways for meaningful careers for learners across the world, particularly those from vulnerable communities. Gillian holds a BA in History from Kent State University and a Masters in International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.