Andre Durand from Ping Identity is obviously passionate about the big identity questions.
Andre had a realisation that in every conversation, person to person, person to machine and machine to machine the common denominator is – “who are you”?”
The identity platform, Durand contends, is the basis upon which the internet is built – personalization privacy, security an trust all rely on sound identity. His touchstone in terms of defining identity is that what is important isn’t so much about what you say, but more what you do and what other people attest about you. These bread crumbs as he calls them, live forever on the internet and connecting them up on top of an identity foundation is critical as more and more people traverse multiple silos online.
identity provides context
Currently identity is the thing that grinds down the wheels of the internet – it’s the friction that lessens the positive outcomes the web can bring. Over time good, strong and ubiquitous authentication will lubricate these virtual cogs.
A nice, if somewhat less than specific, presentation – cheers Andre.