Poland wants to outlaw blaming Poles for Nazi atrocities. But what about the Jedwabne massacre?

An inscription reading “They were Flammable” and a Nazi swastika are seen in Jedwabne, Poland, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, on the monument dedicated to Jews from the town who were burned to death by their Polish neighbors in 1941. (AP Photo/Michal Kosc) At the end of January, 73 years after Soviet troops marched through the …

Keynote on Laws of Identity at IIW

This year Phil Windley asked me to give “the opening keynote” at the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) conference in Mountain View CA.  I was a little skeptical… If you haven’t attended, the IIW is the perfect “un-conference.  It has no keynotes or panels, it’s about getting stuff done.”  Besides that, everyone doing anything leading edge in digital identity attends as often as they can – it’s …

Rethinking the 'production' of data

This article titled “Daten müssen strategischer Teil des Geschäfts werden” appeared in German last week in the “IT und Datenproduktion” column of Wirtschaftwoche. How companies can use ideas from mass production to create business with data Strategically, IT doesn’t matter. That was the provocative thesis of a much-talked-about article from 2003 in the Harvard Business …

EIC 2016 in Munich

Like the other attendees, I very much enjoyed the Kuppinger Cole European Identity and Cloud Conference (EIC) 2016 held in Munich in May.  The conference is growing by leaps and bounds but still provides plenty of opportunity for interaction and exchange of information.   Run by Europeans for Europeans, it provides great insights for those of us from outside the EU and gives us …