Hitachi and Digital Trust Networks test biometric identity solution based on ADI’s open framework

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Accountable Digital Identity (ADI) Association today announced that Hitachi and Digital Trust Networks have tested a solution based on the ADI 1.0 specification to promote the digital transformation of hotels. The ADI Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting an open framework for digital identity focused on accountability, privacy, and interoperability. Both Hitachi and Digital Trust Networks are members of the ADI Association Board of Directors.

The trial was conducted in February at a luxury hotel in Tokyo to determine how digital identity and biometric authentication could speed up hotel check-in times. During the test, people checked into the hotel with digital credentials for their COVID-19 vaccination certificate, hotel membership status, and booking information. Hotel staff members were able to quickly confirm and process each reservation, eliminating paperwork and manual validation of multiple health documents. The trial sped up the enrollment process by 20%, improving both the customer experience and the operational efficiency of staff.

“It was a very successful trial,” said Manabu Natsume, Director of Security Business Innovation Division, Hitachi, Ltd. “Going forward, Hitachi will continue to develop new services that combine digital identity and biometric authentication to drive digital transformation and improve the experience.”

“This trial was a great example of the applicability of responsible digital identity to the hospitality industry,” said Ramesh Kesanupalli, co-founder of ADI Association and CEO of Digital Trust Networks. “Nothing is more important in the digital world than the security of an individual’s identity and the confidentiality of the data attached to that identity.”

In 2021, the ADI Association announced the public availability of the specification for Responsible Digital Identity (ADI). At the heart of the specification are the concepts of accountability and privacy-preserving interoperability. Privacy-preserving accountability enables companies to detect fraud by combining verified identity and individual consent to validate information without compromising user privacy. Interoperability allows enterprises to participate in the ADI ecosystem and adopt decentralized identity without disrupting their existing identity infrastructure. The ADI specification encompasses industry standards from several standards bodies, including Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF), FIDO Alliance, and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

About the ADI Association

The Accountable Digital Identity Association (ADI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting an open framework for digital identity focused on accountability, privacy, and interoperability. The Association is a global coalition of private and public organizations, whose board of directors includes CVS Health, Digital Asset Holdings, Digital Trust Networks, Early Warning Systems, Hitachi, IDEMIA, Jumio and RaonSecure. Learn more and become a member at

About Hitachi

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, focuses on its social innovation business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company’s consolidated revenue for fiscal 2020 (ended March 31, 2021) totaled 8,729.1 billion yen ($78.6 billion), with 871 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 350,000 employees worldwide. Hitachi strives to increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers in six areas; Computing, energy, industry, mobility, smart life and automotive systems through Lumada, Hitachi’s advanced digital solutions, services and technologies to turn data into insights to drive digital innovation. For more information about Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at

About Digital Trust Networks

Digital identity is broken. It’s time to fix it. The DTX® Digital Trust Networks’ platform creates a strong identity for every human’s life, biometrically linked to that one person without the need for passwords. No one else can claim that identity or access that person’s information without their consent. Learn more at

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