I just read this article about Microsoft sales strategy. It is SO disturbing. Kim is great but the rest of them? Why should we think about even considering trusting them? It still baffles me.
I had a great day yesterday here at RSA. I awoke at 5am to make the train down to the valley. Arriving at 7:30 at the wrong convention center (Santa Clara instead of San Jose) I managed to take a taxi and make it in time to see Bill on stage and the Demo of InfoCards. Talking with a blogger over at ComputerWorld – his impression is that it is the “son of passport” unfortunate given how involved Kim has been in the community and how it seems that it is a good innovation that will be open to adoption by others. In that discussion it occurred to me that it might be wise to have a ‘search champ’ like event for the role out of this identity stuff. So that marketing doesn’t just walk and talk like it always has. If it is really different then it needs to be different. Maybe Liz can help out 🙂
I went on to the show floor and ran into Jeff ubois.
I interviewed the HP guys on their identity management solutions. Particularly the customer facing ones. I got “provisioned” (they asked me for all my real information – I assume for later marketing purposes – isn’t that ironic you go to a security show and they are harvesting you data like crazy.) I was Identity Woman ‘agent’ at the MK-6 and I went and logged into the CKA (central knowledge agency). in the process i checkboxed what information I wanted them to have. [I have pictures of all this but lost the camera battery so will have to wait on finding that to get them uploaded]
‘they get it’ the differentiation is not in “security” or the protocols – SAML they all do that. It is in user experience and supporting end users being in control of the flow of their information. We talked about two
I found the guys at Biopasswords – they two factor authentication by creating a algorithm of how you type. This way you type your password and it has to be write along with your pattern of typing it.
I went to the ping party and ‘formally’ met Andre Durand and talked to Eric Norlan.
The evening was concluded with a lovely dinner with Pam and Janelle from Nulius Secundus and Bob. We figured out that if added up how long the three of us had been married in total less then 1/2 as long as Bob has married.
Then we had a ‘women of identity’ slumber party.