ID Collaboration Day

RSA is coming up in February and to celebrate Valentines Day Kantara and IIW/ID Commons are collaborating to put on a day of unconferencing to get work done across the user-centric, enterprise and government Identity efforts.

Because of the nature of the Monday of RSA with morning and afternoon activities – we are offering Morning and Afternoon tickets ad will make the agenda following lunch for the afternoon.

You can see the topics proposed so far here on the IIW wiki.

Here is the Announcement on the IIW Site

Cartoon of the year!

Infocards, while currently not enjoying broad adoption, are inevitable
Paul Madsen Cartoon

When I first saw this cartoon in my aggregator it made me laugh and sigh.

At the privacy event at MIT at the beginning of this month the word on the street was that both OpenID as we know it and information cards as we know it are both “dead”.

I am a bit afraid for naming this “whispered fact” in the public blogosphere. The reason I am doing it is because I am very interested in learning more from people who were at the event about what was covered and what they think is promising.

I do know that there is energy behind moving OpenID ABC forward and John Bradley & Nat Sakimura are working hard on it.

Identity and Personal Narrative & the Digital Age

One of the things you learn early on when diving into the subject of identity is that it means many things.
The sense of self is one of them.  Today I ran across this article via John Hage’s facebook.  Storytelling 2.0 when new narratives meet old brains.
“We are our narratives” has become a popular slogan. “We” refers to our selves, in the full-blooded person-constituting sense. “Narratives” refers to the stories we tell about our selves and our exploits in settings as trivial as cocktail parties and as serious as intimate discussions with loved ones. We express some in speech. Others we tell silently to ourselves, in that constant little inner voice. The full collection of one’s internal and external narratives generates the self we are intimately acquainted with. Our narrative selves continually unfold. [Read more...]

Personal Data Ecosystem Videos from Telco 2.0

I had a great week at Telco 2.0 the week before IIW.   STL partners has been running Telco 2.0 events for a few years focused on new business models for that industry.   They have honed in on the potential to provide services to people to collect and manage their own data.   This week they published interviews from three of the key speakers all of whom who also attended IIW the following week.  Much of the focus for both events was on the emerging Personal Data Ecosystem.

I recommend the content on the Telco 2.0 site and if you are interesting in visiting interesting innovative parts of the Telco world they have great events for that.

AT&T: to be a ‘Personal Information Agent’
Von Wright, VP Cloud & Wholesale Services, describes how AT&T plans to put consumers in control of their own data, and take the role of an agent or broker for their Personal Information

Google: Strategic ‘Co-opetition’ with Telcos on Consumer Data

The ‘Personal Information Economy’ will see a higher intensity of strategic co-opetition between Google and telcos according to Google’s Eric Sachs.

Microsoft: Why Telcos Must Act Now or Lose The Opportunity

Marc Davis, formerly Yahoo! Mobile’s Chief Scientist, now at Microsoft, and a key collaborator with both Telco 2.0 and the World Economic Forum’s ‘Re-Thinking Personal Data’ initiative, gives his unique perspective on the ‘Gold Rush’ for personal information, and why telcos must act now or lose the opportunity to take a valuable role in it.

The Emerging Personal Data Ecosystem

This week I am heading to Telco 2.0 because the conversations with telco’s about how they participate in the Personal Data Ecosystem are moving forward in interesting ways.   IIW #10 had several long sessions about the topic. IIW-East was full with each of the 8  time slots having a session about different aspects and IIW-Europe October 11th coincided with the announcement of the first community prototype personal data stores by MyDex.

Learning from one of the mistakes of the past – market confusion inhibiting understanding and adoption of user centric identity technologies. The Personal Data Ecosystem is going to be a “front door” for those seeking to understand the ecosystem overall with a simple message and clear picture of what is happening. It will also connect people to the community working on the aspect of the ecosystem relevant to them. Our focus is on developing the  core communities needed for success and fostring communication amongst them.  These communities include  end users, large personal data service providers, companies providing data to personal data services, developers and startups leveraging this new ecosystem, regulators and advocacy groups along with the legal community and their efforts to create the legal frameworks needed to really protect people.

We arleady have a number of projects working on key aspects around the ecosystem and we will support their success linking them together – Project VRM, ID-Legal, Project Nori, Higgins-Project, Project Danube, XDI.org and IIW (they are linked at the bottom of the Personal Data Ecosystem site),   This is a big tent ANY OTHER projects that are related are welcome.  We don’t need another dot org to link efforts togethers so PDE is going to be chartered as part of IC3 (Identity Commons).

Right now the Personal Data Ecosystem site is aggregating content from blogs of those covering and building in the space.   This week we will be doing our first Podcast covering this emerging industry – Aldo Casteneda who you may remember from The Story of Digital Identity will be hosting it with me.

Next week we will be able to collect links submitted via delicious for the blog. I am working with the fabulous Sarah Dopp on website strategy and online community development and Van Riper is working with me on community management.

IIW coming up in a week is going to be a core community gathering for emerging developments.