Kaliya Hamlin will serve on the IDtrust Steering Committee until September 2013.
This is a critical time for shaping how identity will evolve on the Web. NSTIC is a major opportunity that presents many specific challenges for industry to "get it right". OASIS and IDTrust in particular must participate actively as the strategy evolves and moves towards implementation.
I am first and foremost an end-user advocate, focused on how these technologies will be used by ordinary people seeking to manage their identity online across multiple (and sometimes conflicting) contexts. As digital identity infrastructure develops, advocates for end-users -- particularly those who don’t meet the default demographic profile of most technologists currently working on identity. This is why I accepted the nomination to run for the OASIS IDTrust Steering Committee.
I have been involved in the field since 2003, when I helped organize the PlaNetwork conference on the social impact of technology. In 2005 I co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) with Doc Searls and Phil Windley. As a Working Group of Identity Commons, we are about to hold our 13th workshop this fall. IIW continues to be the industry’s leading conference driving innovation, collaboration, and adoption of user-centric technologies such as XRD, OpenID, UMA, OAuth, Salmon Protocol, Portable Contacts, Webfinger, OStatus, IMI, XRI, and XDI. The latest new protocol to emerge from the IIW incubator is SCIM (Simple Cloud Identity Management).
Being an end-user advocate does not make me oblivious to the needs of business. After 7 years watching potential technologies and protocols come and go, it is very clear that they must first meet business needs. I am keen on supporting the emergence of solutions that solve real business problems and create broad new opportunities. Open standards for digital identity and personal data sharing are essential to supporting interoperability and user choice for identity and data management.
Last year I founded the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium (PDEC) to connect the companies working on developing personal data stores and services to support convergence around open standards. In this emerging industry, interoperability at all layers (technical, social, and legal) is an imperative -- people must be able to move their data from one service to another just like they can move their money from one bank to another.
I am an independent consultant and facilitator specializing in Open Space collaboration. A significant portion of my practice is designing and facilitating unconferences like IIW for clients across the country. This enables me to remain neutal within the user-centric identity and personal data industries and time to devote time and energy to these subjects I am passionate about.
In 2006 I was given the Digital Identity World Award (other distinguished recipients include Kim Cameron, Drummond Reed, and the Liberty Alliance). In 2009, I was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the most influential women in tech. I am asked to brief executives in industry, government, and academia about these technologies and the issues surrounding them, most recently at the NSTIC Privacy Workshop, SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies. I have been a speaker at O’Reilly’s Strata Online, The Digital Privacy Forum, SuperNova, Microsoft’s Mix Conference, O'Reilly's Emerging Telephony Web 2.0 Expo, NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, and NetSquared, and been quoted in a range of media including the New York Times, Technology Review, Business Week, and ReadWriteWeb.