I've attended a session called, "Security and Citizens: Peer-to-peer Security", this morning. It was quite interesting, but it was a very high level discussion. I am now sitting at the "New Business Models: Power to the Edges" session. Leonard Liu just talked about outsourcing engineering projects to China - something for me to think about.
So far, the highlight of this morning is meeting Mike Jones from Microsoft. He confirmed my approach to InfoCard and I'm glad that I have a working-level counterpart at MS that could help our InfoCard adoption.
I just attended the roundtable discussion, "The Accountable Net: Trust, Reputation & Identity". It was an a hour and a half session, which is really short for the heavy nature of the subject. We talked about Certified Email (goodmail), Identity Technologies (Identity Gang, InfoCard & Yadis) and Reputation (AttentionTrust & Truste). Like I said, only 30 minutes were allocated for each subject, so it was really difficult to have in-depth discussions. However, it was still very intriguing, interesting and exciting to see all the relavant people sitting in the same room talking about important issues.
I personally believe that the focus of attention should move from Identity (or I should say Identifier) Technologies onto the social, trust issues. Meng Weng Wong announced that he is starting the 'reputation gang' and I think it's a great start.