Most people believe we cannot control our data after it’s been shared - that’s no longer true. Accesr’s patented Smart Data Protocol (#10,600,085) enables data owners to control the uses of their data by binding digital contracts like regulations, licenses, policies, and user preferences to data as it moves. To accomplish this, we’ve created the Smart Data standard and platform as a service (PaaS) for binding and enforcing digital agreements to our increasingly mobile data.
The documentaries CodedBias and The Social Dilemma highlighted several severe problems with our data landscape:
- Lack of trust, transparency, and accountability of data flows and uses
- Lack of security after data is shared or transferred to other parties
- Lack of trust in cross-border data regulatory compliance
- Lack of reliable enforcement of data contracts and policies between people, organizations and governments
Anticipating these problems, Internet standards bodies like the W3C and the IETF worked to bind contracts to data to create effective control architectures but Big-Tech blocked funding for this research a decade ago.
The Edge Compute & Metaverse Data Problem: No Standards-Based Solutions for Edge Data Security & Multi-Party Data Lifecycle Orchestration
Edge Computing: Places data and processing closer to the things and users interacting with each other that create and consume data. Edge Computing is the foundational infrastructure technology required to create responsive and immersive Metaverse digital experiences.
While Cloud Computing operates on “Big Data”, Edge Computing operates on “Instant Data” generated by sensors and users in real-time to create immediate and personalized Metaverse experiences merging the physical and digital. This requires workload placement that optimizes responsiveness, autonomy, and security from cloud data centers to smart home devices, to smart factories, smart retail, smart supply chains, to smart vehicles and wearables in motion.
In advance of broad consumer awareness and demand, we’re initially focusing on emergent and rapidly growing B2B use cases that involve many parties sharing the same data security and control standard. Edge Computing and Metaverse Applications require data security and orchestration based on global standards.
The Data Security Problem: No Trust
Edge devices exist outside traditional IT boundaries without physical protection and workload integrity. No standards exist for data protection, detection, and remediation across potentially compromised networks and platforms.
The Data Lifecycle Orchestration Problem: No Standard
Edge devices and data must interoperate across a growing number of organizations. The Internet of Things (IoT) includes a bewildering array of edge devices and use cases. This growing complexity amplifies security and trust problems.
ITSE Technical Report: IoT Standards Landscape details 80 standards bodies working across smart cities, living, farming, wearables, mobility, environment, and manufacturing concluding:
Smart Data as Metaverse Edge Security & Automation Standard
Accesr has a patented solution to address these problems. We’ve deliberately paired with the non-profit, Data Freedom Foundation, for frictionless global standards adoption.
What is Smart Data?
The term “SMART” means “Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology”. Smart software-defined products are capable of environmental awareness, group intelligence, and can automatically respond to internal and external events. All “SMART” devices and sensors can now interoperate using Smart Data to share, secure, and orchestrate their collective intelligence:
- Smart Cities and Homes can interoperate with Smart Healthcare to improve community health - privately and securely.
- Smart Retail can interoperate with Smart Homes and Smart Industries for intelligent supply chains - privately and securely.
- Smart Transportation can interoperate with Smart Cities and Smart Industries to optimize transportation and energy costs while minimizing emissions - privately and securely.
Data Containers are data files containing a single person’s data:
- They’re “read-only” or “Immutable” for edge caching and performance, for blockchain interoperability, and to ensure data quality, provenance, and trust.
- They’re encrypted with your keys so you control access.
- They each have a unique identifier to limit the number of legitimate copies and to track all data interactions.
Smart Data Contracts define and enforce data licenses, regulations, policies, and preferences, allowing data owners to remotely control each Data Container by defining, revising and revoking:
- Who can access our data?
- When can they access our data?
- Where can they access our data?
- What questions do they ask of our data?
- How they need to protect our data?
Review, revise, or revoke your Smart Data Contracts at any time regardless of where your Data Containers are located.
Smart Data = Kubernetes for Data
Our thinking builds upon Code Containers, called Docker files which ensure application code portability across all cloud platforms. Kubernetes provides Docker Code Container Lifecycle Orchestration across all compatible clouds coordinating creation, deployment pipeline automation, status monitoring, automated reconfigurations, versioning, and eventual deletion.
On a more granular level, Accesr’s Data Container Lifecycle Orchestration provides unprecedented data control for individual data owners, controlling creation, status monitoring, versioning, deactivation for non-compliance, reactivation for compliance, and finally deleted across all compatible applications and platforms.
What Does This Mean?
1) Data Monetization
Smart Data can control and report its use, take automated protective action, and even self-destruct. Data can be monetized differently based on who, when, where, what, and how it’s used.
2) Data Provenance
A Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) ensures a fixed number of legitimate copies. All data and media (NFTs) can be presented within digital experiences, secured, licensed for specific uses and universally monitored.
3) Data Compliance Automation
Smart Data enforces and automates privacy, security, and marketing compliance as well as internal data policies and regulations like GDPR and CPRA.
4) Data Remote Control
Built on Solid PODs, Master Data Controllers provide a single location for all our data transactions to tailor our approved data uses. We can allow specific people to ask specific questions about our data within specific geographies and time frames without accessing the actual data.
5) Data Self Awareness
Smart Data is capable of environmental awareness, group intelligence, and can automatically respond to internal and external events.
6) Data Trust
Smart Data reduces fear of technology by tailoring the uses of our data within exchanges we value as people and organizations, enabling an exponential increase in secure and private data exchange.
7) Data Security
Smart Data provides data trust over contested or potentially compromised networks which is a high priority for national CyberSecurity.
Accesr is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) Business Model
Accesr is a subscription base general-purpose data rights management (DRM) platform providing an unprecedented array of programmable data and media access control and monetization options to all business and consumer data owners.
We believe Edge Computing is our foothold to capture early and growing revenue
In advance of the anticipated broad consumer awareness and demand, we’re initially focusing on emergent and rapidly growing B2B use cases that involve many parties sharing the same data security and control standard. Vendor-Independent Edge Computing and Metaverse Applications require data security and lifecycle orchestration based on global standards.
As the Platform Provider for all Smart Data solutions, Accesr is contracted to collect recurring intellectual property licensing royalty from all partner solutions, recurring subscription platform usage revenue, recurring customer support revenue, as well as non-recurring consulting and service revenue.
As the intellectual property owner and standards body operator for all Smart Data solutions, Data Freedom Foundation is contracted to collect recurring intellectual property licensing royalty from all Smart Data solutions. With each successful standards body relationship, Data Freedom Foundation drives scaled adoption for Accesr solutions and all included technology partner solutions.
For-Profit Platform backed by Non-Profit Standards Body
We believe a hybrid non-profit/for-profit business model is a necessity for successful Open-Source and Blockchain platforms.
Limited Partnerships & Standards Essential Patent Opportunities
We’re allowing a limited number of Technology and Industry Partners. We plan for our partners to receive early access to dev releases and early rights to co-create intellectual property in the form of Standards Essential Patents for the Smart Data Standard.
Ideal industry partners bring:
- Vertical expertise
- Large customer base
- Improved sales efficiency
- Expands market reach
Emergent platforms with Network Effects get better as they get bigger, reinforcing growth and retention as they scale. Because Smart Data requires all parties transacting data to be compatible with the Smart Data Protocol, each new customer brings their most important data relationships into Accesr’s platform to become new customers.
Accesr aims to improve data security, compliance, and monetization across many cross-vertical markets
Data generation, processing, and consumption is rapidly shifting from central cloud computing platforms to distributed edge computing platforms for numerous industries.
IBM estimates there are 15 billion edge devices today. The number is expected to grow to 55 billion by 2022 and 225 billion by 2025. This is roughly hundreds of thousands of devices per company. Countless physical things are rapidly becoming SMART and networked with software digital twins for automation and lifecycle orchestration.
Success to Date
- Created functional prototype used for patent applications
- Secured utility patent (#10,600,085) & one is patent-pending
- Numerous Technology Partners
- C-Hear (Media Container Foundation)
- SQLight (Data Container Foundation)
- Partisia (Advanced Cryptography Foundation)
- Inrupt (Solid Protocol - Master Data Controller Foundation)
- Reprivata (Data Ownership Legal Foundation & Data Container Security Self-Awareness)
- QALocate (Data Container Location Self-Awareness)
- TODAQ (P2P Blockchain Foundation)
Target Standards Bodies
- Linux Foundation - LF Edge
- Trust Computing Group
- ETSI - OneM2M
- Intel - Retail Edge
- Intel - Industrial Edge
- World Wide Web Consortium
- Industrial Internet Consortium
- Open Financial Exchange
- EU Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) - GDPR Regulator
- State of California Department of Justice - CCPA & CPRA Regulator
Medium: Smart Data & Digital Rule of Law Series:
- Creating Digital Rule of Law
- Smart Data — A Brief Timeline of Intelligent Technology
- Open Source Architecture for Smart Data and Digital Rights
2021 MIT Chief Data Officer Symposium:
Alan’s an accomplished technology and product leader committed to solving our most important digital and human challenges. Over the last three decades, Alan’s repeatedly created “impossible” technology and product platforms. From early payment platforms, to global digital supply-chains, to big-data digital marketing platforms, to self-aware and environment responsive data platforms.
Paul is an innovation driver of profitability at the intersection of business strategy, technology, and marketing. Over the past three decades Paul’s teams have successfully built multiple, highly profitable, 100 million dollar to 1B plus technology product and services companies. Trusted Board Advisor & General Partner recognized for helping take two companies public.
Dennis Cagan is a noted high-technology entrepreneur, executive, and board director. He has founded or co-founded over a dozen different companies, taken some public, been a CEO of both public and private companies, a venture capitalist, a private investor, a consultant, and a long-time professional board member – 66 corporate fiduciary boards. He is in the IT Hall of Fame, and his book, The Board of Directors of a Private Enterprise, released in 2017, is considered by many to be the most authoritative perspective available on private company boards and governance issues.
While leading technology architecture at an award winning digital consultancy, Matt architected and built our original Master Data Controller product while working with Paul Roberts and Alan Rodriguez. Matt has worked on high-performance consumer facing applications for over two decades and habitually creates API based products with high reliability and resilience to change that developers love to use.
Adam is proud to be at the forefront of attorneys in the country practicing in the converging worlds of business and social impact. In addition to traditional business transactions such as M&A and investments, and the tailored services we provide to non-profits, my professional expertise includes: social entrepreneurship/innovation/enterprise and implementing the practices of conscious capitalism.
Gregory (Greg) M. Howison is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney with more than four decades experience in intellectual property law. He specializes in the software, telecommunications, semiconductor industries and E-commerce and has prepared and obtained significant patent coverage on a number of large telecommunications networks, semiconductor devices, neural network and software systems.
Derek is a founding member of MIT's International Society for CDOs. He is a Chief Data Officer consultant having been TD Ameritrade’s CDO for 5+ years. Derek has three decades of Data & Analytics experience, including Big Data, and Business Intelligence/ Data Warehousing fields.
Melanie specialized in privacy advocacy, reputation management, media relations, consumer advocacy, incident response, and hacker relations. Melanie is a frequent conference speaker on cybersecurity, privacy, and risk. She works with all levels and disciplines within an organization to assist those responsible for protecting data.
Adena Harmon has worked in the Social Media industry for more than a decade helping promote nonprofits and businesses using Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Adena envisioned a media container file format that included a single image with sound. Adena & Alan worked together to create the Data Freedom Foundation and establish a global standard for data and media monetization.
Scott Yeager’s Reprivata cyber-security platform is grounded in his three decades as an innovator who’s shaped the functionality of the internet. Scott created the concept of the use of Local Area Network protocol Ethernet as a Service to interconnect company Networks via Routers which included the co-creation of “Metropolitan Area Exchange, East” (MAE-East) which fostered the commercialization of the Internet.
Accesr has workable and patented methods to control the uses of our data after it’s been shared through remote revision and revocation of access and consent. We’ve also deliberately paired Accesr with the non-profit, Data Freedom Foundation, for frictionless global standards adoption and non-profit ecosystem governance.
We have a Strategic IP Plan which includes Patents, Trade Secrets, and Trademarks. Data Freedom Foundation stewards the Smart Data Standard intellectual property on behalf of our ecosystem members and manages the Standard Essential Patent processes with peer Standards Bodies. Accesr has the exclusive license from Data Freedom Foundation to monetize the Smart Data Standard and to operate the Smart Data Platform as a Service (PaaS) enabling seamless interoperability of all Smart Data solutions created by Accesr customers.
Smart Data has two modes of blockchain interoperability:
- Layer 2 Digital Rights Management Protocol - All blockchains can be integrated as master data sources. This enables the Smart Data Protocol to operate like any other Layer 2 Blockchain protocol operating across many blockchain ecosystems like the Lightning Network for faster payments or Plasma for cross-blockchain smart contract orchestration. In our case, we provide a general-purpose Layer 2 Digital Rights Management Protocol for all data and media usage and remote control. For instance, NFTs in all their forms can now appear inside user experiences with proof of provenance with automated royalty micro-payments to digital asset owners.
- Scalable and Efficient Blockchain Core - Accesr is formalizing relationships with several emergent blockchains to allow anyone to create digital assets: NFTs, tickets, ERP assets, certificates, licenses, and transact the ownership of those assets to some other entity. Several newer blockchain options exist that can assist Accesr and the Smart Data Standard with secure, cost-effective, efficient maintenance of a single valid proof of ownership of digital assets, low transaction costs with high transaction throughput.
Please note, for version 2 & 3, we aim to execute all features in the roadmap. However these are subject to change.
Use of Proceeds
If the offering's maximum amount of $499,999 is raised:
|Use||Value||% of Proceeds|
|Standards Body Memberships||$30,000||6.0%|
|Repayment of Loan||$110,000||22.0%|
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