Navigating the New Normal: John Seely Brown at Catalyst

I am here this week at Burton Group Catalyst. The conference kicked off with a what was by all accounts good talk from John Seely Brown talking about “the New Normal”.
NishantK: John Seely Brown: many of the things that made us successful in the 20th century will make us unsuccessful in the 21st century
jmatthewg1234: John Seely Brown – Thriving in a world of constant flux
bobblakley: John Seely Brown explains the shift from stores of info to flows of info at
bobblakley: “The cloud is much more disruptive than any of us have ever thought.” John Seely Brown
bobblakley: “SalesForce disrupted Siebel; now being disrupted itself by SmallBusinessWeb. Things are moving that fast.” John Seely Brown
NishantK: John Seely Brown: Good network is loosely coupled, trusted, not captive & filled w highly specialized nodes < basis of #cloud promise
bobblakley: “Moving to cloud requires factoring policy out of apps & making it a 1st class object.” John Seely Brown
bobblakley “Policies must have version numbers.” JohnSeely Brown
bobblakley: “Control-oriented flows won’t work in federated clouds.” John Seely Brown
jonathansander: Outside-in architectures start with the notion of an ecosystem. John Seely Brown
NishantK: John Seely Brown: Need to move from Inside-out to Outside-in architectures – less control, more trust, less predictable, more agile
bobblakley: Schemas are a hindrance in a world of unpredictability – John Seely Brown
bobblakley: “Data has tremendous inertia; don’t bring data to the computer – bring the computer to the data!” JohnSeely Brown
bobblakley: “Web 3.0 will use social media for context sensitive exception handling.” John Seely Brown
jonathansander: Policies are 1st class objects in enterprise 3.0, but so are exceptions. John Seely Brown
bobblakley: “Two things you don’t want to lose control of are policy and data” John Seely Brown
bobblakley: “The edge pulls the core to it by exploiting cloud services and social media.” John Seely Brown
drummondreed: John Seely Brown at Catalyst: the biggest innovation of the past 100 yrs is not the microprocessor but the Limited Liability Corp
This morning the conference kicked off for real with 5 tracks of amazing content. Those of you who know me, know I really am not a big fan of “regular talking heads conferences.” I often tell folks this is the only talking heads conference I recommend attending. The quality of content and thought put into the analyst presentations and the industry people on stage is of a very quality.

When to share your real name? Blizzard and their Real ID plans.

I was recently CCed in a tweet referencing this article “Why Real ID is a Really Bad Ideaabout World of Warcraft implementing their version of a “Real ID” in a way that violated the trust of its users.

The woman writing the article is very clear on the identity “creep” that happened and got to the point of requiring users to use the Real ID account within the system to post on forums and EVEYWHERE they interacted on company websites.

She articulates clearly why this creates an unhealthy climate and a chilled atmosphere for many users.

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Internet Identity Workshop in DC

The Internet Identity Workshop is coming to the east coast for the first time – September 9-10, 2010 in Washington DC.

The theme for the event is Open Identity for Open Government. You can learn more about the event on the IIW website and register over on this site.

Internet Identity Workshop comes to DC!

Theme: Open Identity for Open Government.

Register Here!

Internet Identity Workshop East (IIW-East) is September 9-10, 2010 in Washington DC  at the Josaphine Buttler Parks Center.  This event immediately follows the Gov 2.0 Summit.

The Internet Identity Workshop has been held semi-annually in California since the Fall of 2005. The 10th IIW was held this past May and had the largest attendance thus far. There have been many requests to have an IIW on the East coast, and now the Open Identity for Open Government Initiative is providing a timely incentive to have one in Washington.

IIWs focus is on “user-centric identity”, addressing the technical and adoption challenge of how people can manage their own identity across the range of websites, services, companies, government agencies and organizations with which they interact. IIW-East will focus mainly on the government adoption of open identity technologies for use by government websites.

Unlike other identity conferences, IIW’s focus on the use of identity management approaches based on open standards that are privacy protecting. IIW is a unique blend of technology and policy discussions where everyone from a diverse range of projects doing the real-work of making this vision happen are able to gather to work intensively for two days. It is the best place to meet and participate with all the key people and projects such as:
  • OpenID
  • IMI Information Cards
  • GSA approved schemas for open identity protocols
  • Personal Data Stores
  • NIH pilot adoption of Open Identity technologies
  • Certification of industry open identity credentials
  • Business models for higher LOA open identity credentials
  • National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

The event has a unique format – the agenda is created live the day of the event. This allows for the discussion of key issues, projects and a lot of interactive opportunities with key industry leaders.

The event compiles a book of proceedings with the notes that are gathered from the conference. You can find the Book of Proceedings for IIW7IIW8,  IIW9IIW10 here. BTW these FOUR documents are your key to convincing your employer that this event will be valuable. As attendees register we ask about topics they wish to discuss.

Providing identity services between the general public and government websites is a different problem than providing authentication and authorization services within one or a few organizations (enterprise provisioning/termination or federation between two companies or government agencies).

As a community we are exploring these kinds of issues:

Questions Agencies Face:

  • How can open identity technologies enable open government
  • How can agencies leverage identity credentials generated by other organizations
  • How can the government  leverage the efforts of social networking sites that offer user-centric identity credentials
  • What are the advantages to agencies of adopting open identity technologies
  • How can open identity technologies enable your websites to move beyond brochure-ware
  • How can we increase the speed in which government organizations can benefit from the use of open identity approaches
  • How to manage Federated Identity on an ever increasing scale
  • What are the implications of National Strategy for existing policy mandates
  • Should there be integrated political architecture
  • There are five distinct Cyber Security Bills in Congress now – what are the implications

Policy  Considerations:

  • The relationship between FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) and identity management
  • What are the business cases for agencies to adopt Open Identity Technologies
  • What are the new legal constructs that make this work
  • How to use open identity technologies to preserve privacy while providing personalization
  • GSA standards for the use of open identity technology
  • Data Privacy Issues
  • Personal Data – how is it stored and shared with end users
  • How are these new approaches regulated

Technical Issues:

  • Open identity standards (identity and semantic)
  • What software is available to leverage open identity standards
  • How different standards and technical implementations interoperate
  • How agencies can accept identity credentials generated by other organizations
  • How open identity technologies can enable your website to move beyond brochure ware, without using cookies
  • How to leverage open identity technologies in your technology roadmap
  • How to implement Federal Identity
  • Tecnlogy issues involved in implementing existing Identity Management technology
  • Lessons learned – what are the most effective ways for Federal Agencies to build and employ identity systems

New Industry Developments:

  • Personal Data Stores/Data Banks with our digital footprints recorded
  • What new Identity Management technologies are on the horizon
  • National strategy for trusted identities in Cyberspace

Please join us at the Internet Identity Workshop

To consider all these and more!

It is the best place to meet and participate with all the key people and projects such as:

  • OpenID
  • IMI Information Cards
  • GSA approved schemas for open identity protocols
  • Personal Data Stores
  • NIH pilot adoption of Open Identity technologies
  • Certification of industry open identity credentials
  • Business models for higher LOA open identity credentials
  • National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace