I've been on two super trips recently. One went from before American Thanksgiving to early December. This last one was much of February beginning with NSTIC and ending with RSA. I wrote this in pen and paper last week and typed it up today.
One way I manage to get around is to piece together what could only be considered "super trips" - 18 days.
I actually started off at home on Feb 2nd helping Van Riper run the Community Leadership Summit West. Its an unconfernece for mostly technical community leaders but also managers but was inclusive of other community based community leaders. I will have a blog post about it up on my Unconference.net site.
February 4th I headed to NSTIC's 3rd plenary in Phoenix. I presented the results of the Holistic Picture Visualization Sub-Committee printing out the images we found online. Bob Blakley and Brett McDowell did a good job shaping the agenda and inviting plenary participants to connect with the big vision of NSTIC of 10 years out.
- All implementation actions are complete, and all required policies, processes, tools, and technologies are in place and continuing to evolve to support the Identity Ecosystem.
- A majority of relying parties are choosing to be part of the Identity Ecosystem.
- A majority of U.S. Internet users regularly engage in transactions verified through the Identity Ecosystem.
- A majority of online transactions are happening within the Identity Ecosystem.
- A sustainable market exists for Identity Ecosystem identity and attribute service providers.
While at the same time reminding on the way to getting a man on the Moon we got a Monkey into the Ionosphere - so what is our monkey in an Ionosphere - at the plenary groups were invited to articulate this:
- Relying parties from multiple sectors are demonstrating identity and strong authentication credential interoperability
- Is easier to use than the broken user account and password methods
- Licensed professionals now have a common way to express credentials and ongoing certification. No longer do licensed professionals need to scan, fax or otherwise send paper copies proving their qualifications every time another client seeks to retain their services.
- allows citizens to securely establish a multi-purpose single identity that will significantly reduce, and eventually eliminate, the need to create and maintain multiple passwords and PINs.
- Secure web accounts for use in circles of on line providers by 10 banks, 15 insurance companies and 25 hospitals.
February 7th I headed to Washington DC to work with my colleague at PDEC Steve Greenberg who is based there. We came up with some great new metaphors to explain for what is happening on the Personal Data Ecosystem. You will have to come to one of our seminars if you wanna know
I logged in to find a place nearby via AirBnB and had to go through KBA to do so (I had a choice I could have held up my drivers licence beside my face and turn on my camera too). They also strongly encourage people to login with Facebook. Your username is prominently displayed and well I didn't get that in choosing Kaliya this was the case. I have to see if I can change this. I stayed with a great couple - they had just given up cable in exchange for Netflix and Hulu. We watched the first episode ever of Star Trek.
I took a BoltBus from Baltimore to NYC with 4h to get to JFK for my direct red-eye flight to Vienna. I was met by Rainer Hober at the airport. He and Markus Sabedello invited me to help them put on an unconfernece in the spirit of IIW - the name of it became the European Workshop for Trust and Identity. Rainer did an amazing job of pulling it all together and Terrena folks were well represented along the 40 people. There were folks from at least 12 different countries. You can see the notes here.
- Highlights were this session that did comparative eID across 10 countries.
- Trust Markets for Personal Data (notes) (presentation)
I was excited to learn new things and have new insights / clarity enough not so easy these days. I will write a post about the insights from this particular session where I whiteboard some new understandings.
A key to super trips is to not make travel to stressful. So mid-day Wednesday I travelled to London. I went to my a friend's flat and headed to the Innovation Wearhouse to touch base with Tony Fish & Prep for the first ever seminar. It went well - I covered more material then I planned for the day.
- 2 Consultants
- 1 guy from a Telco
- 1 Investor
- 1 University Student
- 1 Business guy
Three knew Tony well, 1 had seen our diagrams circulating and looked us up.
The next day I had the day off in London and met with Jon Sharman and his daughter about the idea of an identity film festival of both short and long films. We had the idea of creating an identity game with trump cards. I went to the Muji Store <3 Then I met up with Peter Stepman from WPSChallenger for a drink and some food while we wandered to a new part of London.
I headed to DC mid-day Sunday and stayed with a friend from the identity community. I met up with Greg who runs myUSA. They are looking at how people can use personal clouds to fill out government forms. We talked about Identity standards and what is emerging in the industry. I encouraged him to head out to IIW. It turns out we met about 10 years ago at an event that Susan Mernit put on.
I headed to NYC for our now postponed Seminar there. I got to meet up with Allison Fine who invited me to contribute to the Anthology Rebooting America. She is working on a new project on how us being networked is impacting collective generosity.
I took a break and saw Avenue Q off broadway. It was super fun - basically Sesame Street for adults.
I was reminded by a friend about Brene Brown's work on whole hearted living. The only difference between those who experience whole hearted is that they believe they are worthy of love and belonging. I totally recommend all 3 of her TED talks and this other one.
The East Coast part of trip ended with my meeting up with a guy who pinged me from the internet because my blog is referenced in the wikipedia Social Login article (with a rare direct link pointing to my identity spectrum post). It turns out the company has a product in the personal data space. I headed to Seattle and spent the morning with my Unconfernece.net colleague Bill Aal.