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Moderator: Marshall Kirkpatrick, ReadWriteWeb
Panelists: Danny Kolke, Founder & CTO, Etelos; David Recordon, SixApart; Artur Bergman, Wikia; Joseph Smarr, Plaxo; Kennedy Brooks, Chief Legal Counsel, Etelos
The debate over identity, data and authentication is gaining ground in the social networking world. The more difficult discussion regarding enterprises and Web 2.0 has yet to be started. Businesses realize that they must protect the data of their company, employees and customers.
Join several brave leaders from several Web Application companies that are beginning the discussion – Are OpenID and OAuth good for the enterprise? What is different from consumer applications? How are SOX and HIPAA affected? Best practices are evolving – what are our panelists thinking? This session discusses best practices and theories for adopting OpenID, OAuth and Data Portability in the Enterprise.
Is the data created in your professional life your property or the property of your company? Are the lines between personal and professional too blurred? Or not blurry enough?
I am a lead writer at ReadWriteWeb.com, one of the leading blogs covering new web applications. Prior to RWW I was a lead writer at TechCrunch.
Danny Kolke is an industry leader in the areas of software as a service and Web-based applications. As Founder and CTO of Etelos, Inc., the makers of the Etelos Application Server and the Etelos Ecosystem, Danny regularly consults with the Fortune 500 on browser-based solutions as well as hundreds of developers building and distributing Web-based software solutions as a service.
Danny has also developed several popular applications, including Etelos CRM for Google Apps, Netvibes, Pageflakes, Windows Live and the iPhone, Etelos Projects for Google Apps and has helped guide the development of the Etelos Application Server, which is in its sixth version. Danny is also the co-inventor of the English Application Scripting Engine, also known as EASE.
David Recordon is Open Platforms Tech Lead for Six Apart, the largest independent blogging company in the world. Recordon has played a pivotal role in the development and popularization of key social media technologies such as OpenID. In 2005, Recordon collaborated with Brad Fitzpatrick in the original development of OpenID, which has since become the most popular decentralized single-sign-on protocol in the history of the web. During a year and a half at VeriSign, Recordon played an active role in refining and evangelizing OpenID, bringing it from an experimental technology to one that’s been endorsed by major companies ranging from AOL to Microsoft, and implemented for over 120 million identities on the web. Recordon’s history with open source software and open standards stretches back to the beginning of his career, when as a sophomore in high school he volunteered his time to lead an open source message board project with over forty members worldwide. This interest led to his co-founding of a message board hosting provider that still services tens of thousands of users around the world, and that he has since sold. Recordon was recently recognized by Google and O’Reilly as the recipient of a 2007 Open Source Award for his efforts with OpenID and is the youngest recipient in the history of the award.
Artur Bergman, hacker and technologist at-large, is the director of engineering at Wikia. He provides the technical backbone necessary for Wikia’s mission to compile and index the world’s knowledge. He is also an enthusiastic apologist for federated identity and a board member of the OpenID Foundation. In past lives, he’s built high volume financial trading systems, re-implemented Perl 5’s threading system, wrote djabberd, managed LiveJournal’s engineering team, and served as operations architect at Six Apart. His current interests extend to encompass semantic search, large scale infrastructure, open source development, federated instant messaging, neurotransmitters, and the future of cyborgs.
Joseph Smarr is Chief Platform Architect at Plaxo. He is currently leading Plaxo’s “Open Social Web” initiative to put users back in control of who they know when using socially-enabled sites by using open data-sharing standards. An active participant in the Web 2.0 community, Joseph has built web applications for many years, including Plaxo’s online address book, web widgets, and was architect and lead developer of the Plaxo 3.0 rich AJAX address book, calendar, and sync tool. Joseph has a BS and MS from Stanford University in Artificial Intelligence.