Monday, July 24, 2006

Collaboration SIG Tonight: Johannes Ernst on Digital Identity

Johannes Ernst, founder and CEO of NetMesh, is speaking tonight at the Collaboration SIG on user-centric digital identity. 

What's that you ask?  Well join us tonight (Monday 7/24, 6:30p) at Pillsbury Winthrop in Palo Alto and find out.  I've been hearing about digital identity for years but dont really have a clue about the details or implications beyond the headlines.  Tonight's our opportunity to get all the goods:
"What is user-centric digital identity, and why does it matter? How will
it affect our ability to collaborate more effectively in better, and
more dynamic environments? What services and features does it provide
that bear on collaboration within and outside of the enterprise?

Johannes Ernst will lead an interactive session describing the overall architecture,
the different technologies and projects, and the different players in
the space. He will describe the problems these technologies are
solving, their current status, and why and how you can get involved. He
will also lead a brainstorming session on the impact of these new
technologies on collaboration."
Hope to see you there.

1 comment:

Ben Tremblay said...

Hey, you! Off the beach; back to the bench!
Just to say, this nasty aulde dawg has reason for raggin' your ass: working on a microwave landing system (1 of 3 companies on the planet, at the time) I had an AutoCad wiz or two, some of the world's best RF engineers who could talk C as though it was plain text, a head of drafting who couldn't type let alone run a PC ... point is: I wasn't beta-testing, so if I could find a good habit to instill I did, no questions asked. I also got WP HQ in Salt Lake City to give me a toll-free number (expensive in 1989) cuz I was bustin' their balls. Best word-processor I've ever used bar none, full stop.
I think Jot/Dojo is special. Workarounds are workarounds. You want to go that route *shrug* I've had my heart broken before. I'm into the last third of my life; whatever principles that remain to me are unassailable. If things don't go golden *shrug* we won't deal with global warming or Iran and NKorea, either. I can have fun with Rialto and Tiddly.
But when I think about producing solutions that matter (see for e.g.) I come up with Jot/Dojo and that's what I want to evangelize. Long lines that don't wrap and login SNAFU *shrug* that's just lack of focus, IMNSHO. FWIW. Yada-bla-blah. But fact is I don't walk people face first into thorny bushes. I just don't. And won't.
Have you read Heidegger on _techne_? There's a tantric tradition in Europe ... it's just hidden. heh
hope y'all had a real good summer