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What Does it Mean to be Identity Native in a 5G World?

In a previous post I described an Identity Native organization as a company that has understood, either intuitively or by transformational design, that Identity needs to sit at the centre of everything in the digital world. The advent of 5G networks, combined with advances in digital identity technologies presents telecom carriers with an excellent new opportunity to re-invent themselves as globally trusted digital market participants – by enabling Trust management at the network layer to

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Spotlight on Identity Industry Continues

News broke yesterday that identity management provider Gigya has been acquired by German enterprise software giant SAP at a reported valuation of $350 million. This announcement is yet another sign of the growing importance of Digital Identity Management, and that the identity industry continues to grow and accelerate. Just in the past 17 months, pretty much every major independent player in the identity space has announced significant news:

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Welcome to Life at the Edge

Last week, TechCrunch ran an interesting feature on the rise of edge computing. Much of the article focused on a hypothesis that Peter Levine, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and many others have championed: that cloud computing will soon be surpassed by edge computing, where real-time processing occurs at the connected device level. The argument is that connected devices need to make instant decisions and transmitting data back to the cloud for processing creates a delay.

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The IoT Opportunity: KPN

You've heard it all before. The internet of things (IoT) has arrived, it's massive, it's going to change everything, and you need to act now. But going beyond the top 10 lists, surveys, consultant white papers, and best practices guides, what's really interesting is what the leaders of serious IoT initiatives at some of the most innovative companies in the world have to say. 

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The Future is Now...

I fully believe that we, as consumers, business leaders, and citizens of the world, can have a profound impact on how technology will play out in the daily lives of future generations. Over the last 30 years, there have been arguably three major milestones in technology: a) the migration from mainframe to client server computing, b) the advent of the internet, and c) the growth of cloud computing. Today, the convergence of personal identity, security, and the digital world has created our next macro-level milestone, digital identity.

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Talking Trends Part 3 - The Media Movement and Digital Health

The conclusion of my three part blog series on the KPCB Internet Trends Report 2017. Here I consider the changing media landscape and rise of digital health.

The New Media Movement

The Internet Trends report also explores how media has evolved as music and video move to on-demand, subscription models.

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Talking Trends Part 2 - Alexa and the Amazon Effect

Part 2 of my three part blog series on the KPCB Internet Trends Report 2017. Here I consider the role of voice UI and the rapidly evolving retail ecosystem.

Alexa, Transfer Money to _____

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Talking Trends of Today and Thinking of Tomorrow (Part 1)

The annual KPCB Internet Trends report by Mary Meeker and team was released last week and as usual, it’s the buzz of the tech world. Filled with interesting insights, I think the report gives a good snapshot of the state of the technology sector today - especially around what’s happening with the Internet, digital advertising, gaming, and cloud. Beyond the numbers and the charts, it’s also an opportunity to think about what the future holds for your industry. For me, there were six key points.

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GDPR: Coming to Your Company Soon

What’s so special about May 25th? Beyond it being National Wine Day in the U.S. and the anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars movie, it's the one-year mark until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. Set your countdown clocks! Any business (globally, not just the EU) that processes the personal data of EU residents will fall under the jurisdiction of the GDPR.

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Industry 4.0 and the Role of Identity and Access Management

Industry 4.0: One of the hotter topics in industrial computing, refers to the creation and usage of “smart factories.” The term Industry 4.0 was initially coined in 2011 as part of the German government’s strategy around the digitization of the manufacturing industry. As a concept it’s evolved somewhat, having also grown to include some of the principles around Internet of Things (IoT), cyber-physical systems, and cloud computing.

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Retailers are Lagging Badly at Omnichannel Commerce

As we’ve previously explored, the future of retail will involve advanced online services and secure digital identity tools.