The Business of Identity

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 TIME: 15:00-16:00 LOCATION: Galerie


Connecting who we are in the physical world to our online identity is at the center of some of today’s most important technical, commercial and policy issues. Verifying who we are, whether on the Internet, phone or watching television touches what we care about most; our security, privacy and how we do business. This agenda “unpacks” identity by reviewing the status of key identity standards like SAML, OAuth 2,0, OpenID Connect and Account Chooser by focusing on the roles of key players: policy makers, attribute and identity providers, and the economics of relying parties.

The panel will cover how identity providers can involve users in the release of information to the relying party websites that users visit. We’ll go beyond standards and talk about new incentives for attribute providers, and discuss business models for how to charge relying parties for this information. There will also be discussions of new methods used to authenticate users whether via a password, one-time-code, mobile phone, or other techniques.


Don is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) a non-profit organization of leaders from competing sectors, including enterprise, data services, telecommunications, consulting services, SaaS, banking, retail and government. OIX is helping to build solutions to roadblocks for...

Privacy and security as well as financial interests in developing and selling digital services and products can be united and end up in a win-win-situation. From a socio-scientific point of view there is no necessity for entrenched positions. When we talk about Privacy by Design, we can even strive towards Sociality by Design to achieve integrated satisfaction of every group of people involved in this process.

The talk will show that it is necessary to open up discussion, focus on sociological and psychological digitization strategies and foster close collaboration without traditional perceptions and disciplinary boundaries, how to deal with justified public interests even in highly sensitive/security R&D projects beyond PR strategies and how to solve acceptance problems in an early stage of development without the costly need of repairs afterwards.

Every step of the talk is based on sociological and psychological research used in a currently running and federally funded research project and can be adopted for other projects.




European Identity & Cloud Conference 2012

Registration fee:
€1980.00 $2475.00 S$3168.00 21780.00 kr
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Mr. Levent Kara
+49 211 23707710
  • Apr 17 - 20, 2012 Munich, Germany