Archive for the ‘Social Content’ Category

Episode #38 of Stodid
October 12, 2006

The next installment of STODID has been posted here. This time around I interview Gabe Wachob, Chief Technology Officer of Amsoft and Equals. Gabe is also co-chair, Editor of the Extensible Resource Identifier (XRI) Technical Committee at OASIS. We talk about a number of topics, chief among them the increasing business opportunities that are emerging around digital identity technologies.

To listen now click HERE.

Advertisements

Stodid Episode #31 (Part I & II)
June 14, 2006

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo),

I interview

Eric Norlin

Eric Norlin

&
Joseph Jaffe President and Founder of Connecticut-based jaffe, L.L.C. and author of the new book, Life After the 30 Second Spot. Joe also writes the Jaffe Juice weblog.

Show Notes:

Fred Stutzman's Facebook research

Facebook (the dark side)

Bruce Sterling: Internet of Things

Tony Perkins on PodTech

Audio Links:

– Listen to Episode I (MP3)

– Listen to Episode II (MP3)
– Subscribe to this Podcast

– Subscribe via iTunes

Technorati tag:

Episode #30
June 6, 2006

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo),

I interview Fred Stutzman,

co-founder of .

Fred is a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina, and the co-founder of ClaimID. Originially from Albany, NY, he is currently located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Fred's academic interests include identity representation, social software, the net-generation, and social effects of technology. ClaimID, created by Fred and Terrell Russell, is a step in that direction.

Of particular interest (at least to me) is Fred's description of his research regarding the use of Facebook among college age students and changing conceptions of what privacy means.

Also note that in the weeks since completing this podcast, ClaimID has added MicroID-based link verification, which is going to be an integral part of ClaimID's verification services. To learn more see what Terrell (ClaimID co-founder) has been working on with OpenID and multi-factor authentication – ClaimID is going to seriously turn some heads when we launch this initaitive.

Show Notes:

ClaimID

Fred's Google Tech Talk: Our Lives, Our Facebooks

Audio Links:

– Listen to this Episode (MP3)

– Subscribe to this Podcast

– Subscribe via iTunes 

Technorati tag: 

Episode #29
May 30, 2006

 

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo) I interview Dave Evans of Corante fame.

Dave's interests in identity began with his early work with identity management systems in 1997. His primary focus is on the benefits of identity and attention systems to both consumers and advertisers.

In this episode Dave describes what he calls the Identity "stack" (his view of identity from a marketer's perspective). Included in that stack are companies such as:

Low Layer = Data Providers

Trufina

RapLeaf

Upper Layer = Data and Reputation Aggregators:

Opinity

iKarma

Root Markets

ClaimID

ZoomInfo

& MicroID

Other Links: 

Identity Management Buzz from Sun Microsystems (iTunes)

Audio Links:

– Listen to this Episode (MP3)

– Subscribe to this Podcast

– Subscribe via iTunes

Episode #27
May 18, 2006

 

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo) I interview Johannes Ernst, Dick Hardt & John Kemp.

This episode which I'm calling the "User Centric" episode, was inspired by listener feedback and input. Specifically, the following listeners contributed their questions and ideas which culminated in this episode. My sincere thanks to each and everyone of them:

 

Julius Huijnk (Netherlands)

 

Neil Macehiter (UK)

 

&

 

Greg Balanko-Dickson (Canada)
Other show notes:

– The Story of Digital Identity -> The Bill Gates Interview concept, FAQ and Poll Question.

Audio Links:

– Listen to this Episode (MP3) Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part interview. I'll post the second half next week.

– Subscribe to this Podcast

– Subscribe via iTunes

Episode #26
May 10, 2006

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo) I interview Brett McDowell of the Liberty Alliance.

As director of Liberty Alliance, Brett McDowell is responsible for managing the strategic direction of the consortium based on policies established by the officers and members of the management board. He works with all of Liberty’s expert and special interest groups in support of global output and manages relationships with members, potential members and other standards organizations worldwide.

Prior to joining Liberty Alliance, McDowell held senior positions with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards organizations. He has worked with Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), the VoiceXML Forum and the SyncML Initiative, and has spent his career dedicated to facilitating the advancement of a networked society through collaborative development and global adoption of open industry standards. McDowell has a degree in physics from Alma College.

Brett and I spoke about a number of subject, including Liberty's projection that 1 billion identities will be "Liberated" during 2006. We also spoke about Brett's role at Liberty and whether Microsoft's InfoCard will interoperate with Liberty's protocols among other things.

Other show notes:

– The Story of Digital Identity -> Please add yourself to the Frappr Map!

Jerry Falwell

Project Liberty

Audio Links:

– Listen to this Episode (MP3)

– Subscribe to this Podcast

– Subscribe via iTunes

Episode #25
May 3, 2006

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo) I interview Jaco Aizenman.

Jaco Aizenman is contributing to the development Virtual Rights, a new set of Human Rights. He serves as a director on the board of XDI.org. He is also the founder and Consortium Development Coordinator of the Free Software Consortium that created the Free Software Act, a new legislation that can protect FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) and the CEO of a small internet satellite access provider in Costa Rica.

Mr. Aizenman has worked extensively on Information and Communication Technologies for human development. Among others he had worked on the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank Development Gateway, Lincos, and Gilat. He also led the universalization of the email and website account in Costa Rica.
In this interview we talk about: 1. How he first became interested in digital identity, 2. The four human dimensions, 3. The Digital Identity Metasystem, 4. The Fundamental Human Right of a Digital Identity, 5. How it's seems unlikely that two guys from Central America (me from Guatemala and he from Costa Rica) would appear on a podcast about digital identity.

Other show notes:

VP Human Right – Constitutional amendment

About VRI

VP & Extreme poverty

Audio Links:

– Listen to this Episode (MP3)

– Subscribe to this Podcast

– Subscribe via iTunes

Episode #23
April 19, 2006

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo) I interview Bill Washburn and Tom Maddox of Opinity.

Founded in 2002, Opinity is the first online personal reputation services company. Based in San Jose, California, the company's management team has 40 years of combined experience in high technology. Wongyu Ted Cho, chief executive officer, and Doyon Kim, chief product officer, founded successful Internet start-ups Dialpad Communications and Serome Technology, growing large-scale web services from inception to acquisition.

The following is taken from Opinity's "Market" information (see):

Anonymity is both the best and the worst aspects of the Internet. It liberates users from the superficial limitations of age, ethnicity, and gender; however, it also conceals the identities of unscrupulous users. Opinity's online reputation services protect individuals and businesses from the negative effects of anonymity without sacrificing the benefits of privacy.

Opinity is the first online reputation services company. It is the only organization to offer a consolidated view of quantitative and qualitative data from multiple online and offline sources. Opinity offers insight into individuals' past history on the web rather than business ratings such as those offered by BizRate, and Opinity's services are open to anyone who interacts or transacts business on any website rather than being a closed ratings system such as that offered by eBay.

Instead of inviting government to intervene in Internet commerce due to lax security, Opinity is leading the private sector to non-intrusive self-regulation. By partnering with Opinity, peer-to-peer companies give their customers access to a well-rounded view of the reputations of others with whom they may choose to interact and transact business. Having the data to make informed decisions makes interactions and transactions safer and more reliable. This, in turn, builds credibility and trust among customers and assures repeat and referred business.

Opinity gives individuals access to the information they need to make smart decisions regarding their peers on the Internet. Using Opinity, they can interact, buy, and sell with confidence. It also gives them the ability to evaluate and manage their own reputations, including control over the level of disclosure of personal information.

Show Notes:

Opinity's Blog 

John Postel

Elliot Maxwell

GIS

Edufacts

Trufina

Authentify

Audio Links:

– Listen to this Episode (MP3)

– Subscribe to this Podcast

– Subscribe via iTunes

Episode #22
April 12, 2006

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo) I interview Dr. Bruce Hoppe.

Dr. Hoppe, is the founder of Connective Associates, a nationally acclaimed expert on network optimization with combined expertise in technology and organizational development. A leading authority on applying social network analysis to accelerate business results, Bruce has helped many Fortune 500 companies to optimize their operational networks with his groundbreaking decision-support tools. Bruce has also led numerous community renewal programs. He was a professor of operations research at Rice University and received his PhD in computer science from Cornell University. Bruce writes a widely acclaimed blog, Connectedness, full of practical and thought-provoking insights on business applications of social network analysis.

In this interview Dr. Hoppe and I speak about various aspects of social network analysis (SNA). In addition we talk about the connections between the field of SNA and digital identity.

Show Notes:

Bibliography for Social Network Analysis

Bridging & Bonding

– Structural Holes: Ronald S. Burt

– Dr. Hoppe's class at Boston University

Cp Square

"What Machines Can't do" by Robert Joseph Thomas
Audio Links:

– Listen to this Episode (MP3)

– Subscribe to this Podcast

– Subscribe via iTunes

Episode #21
April 4, 2006

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo) I interview Philip Evans.

Mr. Evans is a Senior Vice President with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Boston. He consults to corporations in America and Europe in the consumer goods, media, high technology, and financial services industries. He founded BCG's media and multimedia practices. He has also advised the US government on defense policy and the challenges of homeland security.

He was educated at Cambridge University, where he graduated with Double First Class Honours in economics. He was a Harkness Fellow in the Economics Department at Harvard and the obtained an M.B.A. with honors from the Harvard Business School.

He is author of four Harvard Business Review articles. Blown to Bits, his book on deconstruction and the new economics of information (co-authored with Thomas S. Wurster), has been translated into twelve languages. He is a member of the British-North American Committee.

Show Notes:

Blown to Bits

Collaboration Rules

Internet Identity Workshop


Links:

– Listen to this Episode (MP3)

– Subscribe to this Podcast

– Subscribe via iTunes