Monday, September 24, 2007

Identity is about relationships

Digital ID World 2007 Recap:  It's about relationships...

There were some great things out of Digital ID World.  The keynotes, especially the opening day (Monday 24 Sept. 2007) provided some deja vu moments for me.

I found that Doc Searls keynote put forward very new thinking in Digital Identity Management (DIdM).  Doc is working on something he calls Vendor Relationship Management, and through this VRM he has come to the same conclusion about DIdM that those of us in the KM space have know for years; it is about relationships/trust.  Do I have a relationship with this company/person/persona (digital identity) and or do I trust this company/person/persona (digital identity).

My first thought was, "Finally someone in DIDM gets it!"  That really isn't fair, because until recently there were not a lot of people thinking or talking about how digital identity and knowledge management interact.An additional, and I think unnoticed outcome from this years DIDW was how several keynote speakers (Doc Searls, Kim Cameron) were talking about Value Networks without apparently understanding that they were doing so.  Hopefully there will be more to report on this in the future as DIdM and KM converge.

I'm at Digital ID World

I am attending Digital Identity World in San Francisco.  Any readers here?

I am attending the 6th annual Digital Identity World Conference.  The organizers say it is the biggest one yet, but I am not so sure there isn't some spin on that.  I remember the event a couple years back held near Boulder, CO being bigger.  Regardless, there are a good number of people here and some great conversations taking place -- more on that later as I am off for some free food and drink.If you are at the conference shoot me an email so we can get together....

Monday, September 17, 2007

Succesful Virtual Teams

The Wall Street Journal has a short article how a gloablly disperesed software team succesfully work together.

How Teams Can Work Well Together From Far Apart (paid subscription may be required) - This isn't rocket sciene, but a practical look at how globally distributed teams succesfully work together is always a good way to reinforce the basics of leveraging knowledge and expertise.

Digital ID World

Will I be seeing you next week at Digital Identity World?

Next week will be the 2007 version of Digital Identity World in San Francisco.  I will be traveling from the Heartland of the USA to San Francisco for this event.  If you are going to be there, send me an email and lets get together and talk about KM and digital identity.  There are a number of interesting and I think KM relevant session at this years DIDW: Understanding OpenID and the early implementations, Identity as a service, What's possible in an identity enabled world.

Knowledge to do what?

Can your organization answer the question; knowledge to do what?  That should be the starting point for any organization embarking on a new ...