Trust Summit is the annual flagship event of IIT Bombay Trust Lab, a pioneering hub for digital trust research.

The second edition of Trust Summit, on September 22, 2023, assembled a diverse and influential cohort of leaders, pioneers, and experts in the domain of digital trust from across industry, academia, and the government at IIT Bombay’s
 Victor Menezes Convention Center (VMCC).

Keynote by Prof. Shafi Goldwasser

Constructing and Deconstructing Trust:
Employing Cryptographic Recipe in the ML Domain

For decades now, cryptographic tools and models have been developed to transform platforms controlled by worst-case adversaries to trustworthy platforms. In this talk I will describe how to use a general cryptographic recipe and specific cryptographic tools to build trust in various phases of the machine learning pipelines or prove that at times it is impossible to achieve. We will touch on achieving verification, robustness and privacy. If time permits, we will show how cryptographic tools can be brought to build trust in the legal domain.

Prof. Shafi Goldwasser is the Director of Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and is a professor at UC Berkeley (EECS), MIT (EECS) and Weizmann Institute (CS, Applied Math). Goldwasser holds B.S. in Applied Mathematics, CMU (1979), and M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1984) in CS, UC Berkeley. Goldwasser’s discoveries include the introduction of probabilistic encryption, interactive zero-knowledge protocols, elliptic curve primality testings, hardness of approximation proofs for combinatorial problems, and combinatorial property testing. Goldwasser received the ACM Turing Award (2012), Gödel Prize (1993, 2001), ACM Hopper Award (1996), RSA Award in Mathematics (1998), ACM Athena Award (2008), Franklin Medal (2010), IEEE Piore Award (2011), Simons Foundation Investigator Award (2012), BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2018), and L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award (2021). Goldwasser is a member of the NAS, NAE, AAAS, Russian and Israeli Academies of Science, and London Royal Mathematical Society. Goldwasser holds honorary degrees from many universities.


Digital Trust in Industrial Research Labs
Experts from top research labs will discuss the future research path for the digital trust space.

Sachin Lodha (TCS Research) 
Satya Lokam (Microsoft Research)
Sikhar Patranabis (IBM Research Lab)

Moderator: Supratik Chakraborty (IITB Trust Lab)

Cryptography DeepTech

The next big thing in technology may come from cryptography! Learn about deeptech opportunities in the field of cryptography from leading experts.

Shweta Agrawal (IIT Madras)
Nishanth Chandran (Microsoft Research India)
Chaya Ganesh (IISc)

Moderator:  Manoj Prabhakaran (IIT Bombay)

Hardware Security Modules

Hardware Security Modules are often key components in securing digital interactions. Join us  for an enlightening panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities in building trustworthy hardware security modules.

Sasikumar Ganesan (Modular Open Source Identity Platform/MOSIP)
Udayan Ganguly (IIT Bombay)
Chester Ribeiro (IIT Madras)

Moderator: Biswabandan Panda (IIT Bombay)

Society and Digital Trust
Join us in a fascinating conversation on a range of topics on digital trust vis-à-vis the society.

Shailesh Gandhi (Satyameva Jayate) 
Debayan Gupta (Ashoka University)
Manish Kumar (RealX)
Rohit Srivastwa (KAS Cyber Ventures)

Moderator: Akshay S (IITB Trust Lab)

Synergy among IITB Centres
Learn about some of the other centres at IIT Bombay that are synergestic with IITB Trust Lab in creating impactful innovations in research, technology and policy development.

Manjesh Hanawal (Technocraft Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence | TCA2I)
Shishir Jha (Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies | ADCPS)
D. Manjunath (Centre for Machine Intelligence and Data Science | C-MInDS)
Ganesh Ramakrishnan (Koita Centre for Digital Health | KCDH)

Moderator: Shridhar Shukla (Founding Donor, IITB Trust Lab)



Satellite Event

Preceding the Summit, on September 21, Trust Lab is organising an exclusive invite-only  workshop on Digital Identity  that will set the stage for the Summit. We are curating an engaging lineup of talks by experts in the area. A networking dinner is also on the agenda as a pre-Summit event. If you are interested in participating, please contact us.

Why attend Trust Summit 2023?

Trust Summit is not just an event; it's a catalyst for transformation. By participating, you'll gain valuable insights into the ever-evolving landscape of digital trust. It is also an excellent opportunity to build valuable connections with professionals, researchers, and pioneers who share your commitment to nurturing digital trust.
Whether you're an industry luminary, academician, policymaker, or researcher, the Summit offers you a unique platform to make a contribution toward shaping the trajectory of digital trust in India.