Last month we experimented with #ID140, an idea to bring together those with an interest in identity to discuss and debate specific topics, trends and news of the day.
Twitter was the platform, the response was solid and we plan to make this a recurring forum.
Twitter chats are becoming common these days as a way to gather up voices on a specific subject and gauge the temperature of the debate.
The topic of our first 45-minute long #ID140 chat focused on the highlights of 2012 and predictions for 2013. The archive, unfortunately, didn't survive Twitter's housekeeping, but the discussion, I can tell you, was fast and furious with analysts, technologists and end-users contributing.
2012 highlights included the rise of mobile and standards advancements such as ratification of OAuth 2.0 and the emergence of the System for Cross-Domain Identity Management (SCIM). And it was noted that identity and its relelvance for security and access control gained respect outside the traditional circle of believers and advocates. In addition, a rash of password thefts, some which totaled millions in a single haul, hit major retailers such as Apple and Zappos and helped shine a light on fixes identity has to offer.
The predictions for 2013 ranged from authorization advancements, the birth of identity developers, privacy by design, enterprise OpenIDP providers, the proliferation of RESTful services, the sorry fate of passwords, digital death, and whether Salesforce.com or another company, product or trend will be the major disruptor in identity this year.
The next #ID140 Twitter chat will take place Wednesday, Jan. 30. I invite you to join in the discussion and to keep a spot open on your calendar each month to talk identity.