The identity forum has been convened by the Safeguarding Digital Identity research project (http://www.thei3p.org) and other Digital Identity thought leaders.
Several goals in the Obama-Biden technology agenda articulated at change.gov relate to our research project and the occupy the mindshare of thought leaders, especially: Create a Transparent and Connected Democracy and Lower Health Care Costs by Investing in Electroninc Information Technology Systems.
The goal of the identity forum is to compile and present to the Obama-Biden administration a prioritized list of issues, problems and questions regarding the use of Digital Identity as a key enabler of how to Create a Transparent and Connected Democracy and Electronic Health Care IT Systems that are open, effective, privacy preserving and secure.
On January 15, 2009 from 1-5PM (Boston time) at the MIT Media Lab, a Digital Identity panel (as well as others) will convene to finalize what we’re presenting and how we’re presenting it to the administration (refer to http://ecitizenfoundation.org). You can use the identity forum to virtually be there.