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Computer Science and Telecommunications Board

Fall Meeting | September 23

Keck Center | 500 5th Street NW | Washington, DC

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11:00 - 12:00

User-Centric Digital Identity
Kaliya Hamlin,

12:00 - 12:30Break for Lunch
12:30 - 1:30Biometric Recognition: Challenges and Opportunities
Joe Pato, HP Labs




Kaliya Hamlin is independent industry expert in the field of user-centric identity.  She has been an active community leader and industry organizer since 2004.  She has been writing on the subject since the winter of 2005 on her Identity Woman blog. She is the primary designer and facilitator of the Internet Identity Workshop that she helped co found in 2005 with Doc Searls and Phil Windley.   It is industry's leading conference moving innovation, collaboration and adoption of user-centric technologies forward. In 2009 Kaliya Hamlin was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the most influential women in tech. She has been quoted in a range of media publications including the New York Times, Technology Review, Business Week, and Read Write Web. She regularly speaks to both technical, business and regular person audiences about the emerging identity layer of the web. Recent engagements have included an executive team from SWIFT, the W3C Social Web Incubator Group, Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network, SXSW, She's Geeky, and Net Squared. Kaliya has another professional career leveraging her skills as a community leader in the field of digital identity as a designer and and facilitator of over 100 unConferences mostly for professional technical communities. Her blog on this subject can be found here. She first learned about user-centric identity through her active participation in the Planetwork community from 2002-2004. She developed a vision to link communities she was an active participant in and as a aspiring-social-entrepreneur had two early Drupal sites built. This vision required open standards for user-centric identity and having "got" power of this idea from reading the Augmented Social Network: Building Identity and Trust into the Next Generation Internet when it was published in 2003 she became an passionate evangelist for open standards. In 2004 following the last Planetwork conference she was hired by the first Identity Commons as an evangelist. In early 2005 she began this Identity Woman blog. She is always open to questions from those trying to navigate the identity landscape.

Joe Pato is a Distinguished Technologist at HP Labs. He has previously served as Chief Technology Officer for Hewlett-Packard's Internet Security Solutions Division. Pato has been involved in security research and development since 1986, but still sees himself as a distributed systems researcher who views security as a tool to enable collaboration. Pato is currently resident at MIT as a Visiting Fellow with the Decentralized Information Group. Pato's research in the Systems Security Lab focuses on creating a trustworthy information system environment in the face of challenges such as the growth of organized cybercrime and the rapid adoption of social networking tools and cloud-based services. His past work includes the design of delegation protocols for secure distributed computation, key exchange protocols, inter-domain trust structures, the development of public and secret key based infrastructures, and the more general development of distributed enterprise environments. Pato is also a founder of the IT-ISAC (IT Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center), where he has served as a board member. Pato has participated on several IEEE, ANSI, NIST, Department of Commerce, W3C, FSTC, and COSE standards or advisory committees. In the past, Pato served as the co-chair for the OASIS Security Services Technical Committee, which developed SAML Security Assertions Markup Language from June 2001 until November 2002. SAML 1.0 was approved as an OASIS standard on November 1, 2002. In recent years, he has been one of the instructors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology teaching the course Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier. Pato currently serves as chair of the National Research Council Computer Science and Telecommunications Board Committee Whither Biometrics studying the challenges facing widespread use of biometrics in security applications. He previously served as a key member of CSTB’s Committee that produced the Who Goes There? Authentication Through the Lens of Privacy report. Pato’s graduate work was in Computer Science at Brown University.