On Friday the Obama Administration announced that the Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace will be housed within the Department of Commerce. It highlighted the need for collaboration and cooperation with the private sector to create an Identity Ecosystem.
Yesterday the United States Government in collaboration with industry announced a few pilot projects using emerging open identity technologies for citizens to use when interacting with government sites. This is part of the The Obama administration's open government memorandum calling for transparency participation, collaboration more real.
This year at SXSW I moderated a panel about OpenID, OAuth and data portability in the Enterprise. We had a community lunch after the panel, and walking back to the convention center, I had an insight about a key missing piece of software — Privileged Account Management (PAM) for the Social Web — how are companies managing multiple employees logging in to their official Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts?
Kaliya Hamlin aka Identity Woman, for the last five years has been a tireless evangelist for user-centric digital identity. She co-produces and facilitates the Internet Identity Workshop, Internet Identity Workshop the leading industry forum for working on innovation, collaboration and interoperability. This event is an unconference without a pre-planned agenda.