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.