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Spot the Difference: Yahoo/Facebook vs. Government/Health IT

Or should have said "spot the similarities"? Today, two pieces of news came in right after each other: The US Federal Government's Beacon Community Program has been given $235 million of taxpayer money for "... interoperable health IT and standards-based information exchange within and among providers, hospitals, and populations" "within 15 diverse communities throughout the…

Moderating the User-Centric Identity Track at the 2nd European Identity Conference

The nice folks at Kuppinger & Cole, organizers of the highly successful European Identity Conference, have graciously invited me to put together the track on user-centric identity at their second conference next week. With now hundreds of millions of OpenIDs available in the market from major providers, CardSpace shipping with all copies of Windows Vista,…

Health 2.0 Conference in October

As an advisory board member, I better post this. While all conference announcements are hyped, this one actually is truer than most ;-) and I'm very confident that it would we worth your time to come if you are interested in Health 2.0. If you missed Health 2.0 San Diego last month or last year's…

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, IBM and VeriSign Join the OpenID Foundation

Have you ever wondered how serious "the big guys" are about supporting OpenID in practice, instead of just talking about it as a good thing? While nothing is as convincing as shipping interoperable code, the OpenID Foundation announced this morning that Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, IBM and VeriSign all have not only joined the OpenID Foundation,…

Moderating the OpenID / OAuth Panel at the WebGuild Web 2.0 Conference

Updated 2008-01-24 1:44pm If you are interested in OpenID, OAuth, OpenAuth and related technologies, you may want to consider attending the WebGuild's Web 2.0 Conference and Expo at the Santa Clara Marriott on January 29, 2008. I have the honor of moderating a high-powered panel on this subject at 1:45pm. The panelists will be: George…