Alberta Credentials Ecosystem

Transforming trusted, digital relationships in Alberta and beyond.


A cross-industry collaboration with some of Alberta's most innovative organizations.

Government of Alberta
ATB Financial
Alberta Blue Cross
City of Calgary
City of Edmonton
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
University of Calgary

The Alberta Credentials Ecosystem (ACE) is a collaboration to create the world’s first truly decentralized, multi-sector digital credential ecosystem right here in Alberta.  

We're a mix of financial services, telecommunications, post-secondary, government, insurance and decentralised identity service providers; and together, we have all the ingredients needed to transform digital services and create new value for citizens and organizations of every size and shape across the province.  

Delivering value. Fast. 

We're committed to helping organizations across the province understand and pilot decentralized identity solutions to position Alberta at the cutting edge of digital innovation.

A community of trailblazers

Join a community of organizations from different sectors, working together to explore a range of use cases.

Early-access to leading tools

Use the latest decentralized identity software from Evernym, based on open standards and true system interoperability.

Practical & experiential learning

Rapidly prototype and iterate a tailored solution, with hands-on expert technical, regulatory, and business help. 

A focus on real-world use cases 

By organizing around specific citizen use cases, we are able to understand the customer experience and business and regulatory impacts, while developing real technical solutions. And by working with public, private, and non-profit institutions, we are able to develop real citizen journeys that cross sectors and industries in ways that simply aren’t possible today.  

Meet the organizers

Mike Brown

Mike Brown, Founder

As Director of Innovation within ATB Financial, Mike and the Innovation team are reimagining the future of ATB and how it can make banking work for Albertans.  

Mike currently leads ATB’s efforts around blockchain, where he actively is identifies and manages opportunities to pilot and evaluate blockchain use cases with a vision to transform areas of our industry that are prime for disruption. In 2017, Mike joined the Advisory board for Blockchain Canada and leads ATB’s involvement in the R3 Lab and Research Centre - a global industry consortium of over 80 banks collaborating on distributed ledger solutions.  

Mike’s 20+ years of experience managing various technology-focused initiatives in both the energy and digital marketing sectors, and degrees in engineering and computer science from the University of Saskatchewan, plus an MBA from Queen’s University allow Mike to bring a unique perspective to ATB’s innovation journey.

ATB Financial

With 5,300 team members serving over 770,000 Albertans for the past 80 years, we are Alberta’s largest home grown financial institution.  

We’re more than a bank. We listen. We’re customer obsessed, relentlessly inventive and we believe we can deliver happiness to those we serve.  

Our purpose has enabled us to to achieve some amazing things.  

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ATB Financial


Evernym is the world’s leading expert in self-sovereign identity. Our software and applications help individuals and organizations all over the world build trusted digital relationships. With deep skills in digital identity, cryptography, privacy, security and new governance frameworks, we are the original developers of Hyperledger Indy, and the creator of the Sovrin Network and the Sovrin Foundation.  

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