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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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One response to “What Will Identity Look Like in the Future?”

  1. Fen Labalme

    ‘Identity’ is the wrong word for what Salesforce and other BigCos are grappling with. What they are really trying to create is directed, permissions-based CRM sharing. Corporations love this idea because they want their customers to have frictionless access to their multiple online offerings. But CRMs are centralized collections of cached – and therefore at least partially obsolete – identity information, and their customers must belong to many of these to navigate the disparate web.

    True ‘identity’ is singular and owned by the user. I know Kim knows this, but few can see how to monetize it. But it will grow from the grass roots along with the reputation and trust networks necessary to make it useful. Only once people own their identity will the BigCos really be able to cash in on the value that accurate, up-to-date, opt-in and likely anonymized identity can offer.