European Workshop on Trust & Identity in Feb

I’m going to Vienna in Febuary to work with Rainer and Marks on an event they are pulling together (and invited me to help with).

The European Workshop on Trust and Identity 

February 12-13 in Vienna.

Registration is here.

Internet identity, identity federation and personal data online are complex, continually evolving areas. The event is inspired by similar events such as the Internet Identity Workshop(external link) in California, Identity North in Canada, and Identity Next in the Netherlands, with a focus on European perspectives and initiatives. At EWTI participants will seek deeper understanding, and better solutions to challenges like:

  • Technology. Developing feasible and open standards.
  • Trust Frameworks. Establishing new paradigms and policy sets.
  • Usability. How can users navigate different identities and understand their data?
  • Economy. How can identity services fit into businesses requirements and opportunities for all stakeholders?
  • Interoperability. On which levels and areas is interoperability necessary or feasible? This is a cross-cutting concern for technical, legal and business views.
  • Deployment and operation. How can different options be supported and exploited in the best way, given the whole range of places and devices.
  • EU project challenges. The European Commission’s projects related to trust and identity like STORK and eID regulation are landmarks on the roadmap. How do other actors relate to and utilize those projects?

Besides discussing specific topics in the above areas, there will also be plenty of opportunities for networking among solution providers and seekers, startups, investors and technology pundits. EIW provides a place where skilled people from a wide range of functions and projects in the identity ecosystem gather and work intensively for two days. The unconference format puts into the foreground what is important for the participants. How much attention topics receive is driven by active participation. Results will be collected and published at the and as proceedings. After the brief introduction on the first day there are no formal presentations, no keynotes, no panels. What happens then? We will make the schedule when we are face to face the first day of the conference. We use a method called Open Space Technology to support unconference where the topics most important to the participants that day are discussed. How much attention topics receive is driven by active participation. This supports a self-organized and self-responsible group unleashing the great creativity and passion of the participants. Results from sessions will be collected and published at the end as proceedings.

Communicate Across Initiatives

There are numerous IDM-related efforts and projects in both private and public sector. EIW is a place for direct talks skipping hours of time-consuming powerpoint presentations. Take the opportunity to form the contents yourself!

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