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An Overview of
Kantara Initiative, Inc.
Colin Wallis
Executive Director
Kantara Initiative, Inc
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The world is in the midst of a digital identity and
personal data transformation.
This transformation is driven by:
Individuals
Business
Government
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Technology Personal Data
How do we define relationships between people,
devices and services?
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How can governments, industries and users work
together to better manage data generated by new
technologies and digital se...
Answer: Collaboration, Innovation and Taking
Action.
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This is where Kantara comes in
Kantara Initiative is the
global consortium
improving trustworthy use
of identity and perso...
Our Core Work
 Nurture emerging technical communities through our
discussion & working groups and our two incubators -
Di...
Who is Kantara?
 Non-profit founded in 2009
 Offices in Europe and the United States
 Comprises 60+ Leading Organizatio...
Do you recognize our Members?
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…and our sizable band of dedicated individuals
The Kantara consortium has a unique two-sided platform
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Reliable collaboration services to
businesses large & small, inv...
This is the world of
inventors and micro-
startups. New ideas are
developed to deal with an
infinite range of market
deman...
Kantara’s Offerings
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Governance, bylaws,
operating procedures
and publication
channels to give
intellectual property
pro...
Our Recent Accomplishments
UMA, the world's first open specification for
federated delegation and authorization,
based on ...
Join Us
 Membership and sponsorship is open to all
 Connect with our community of security leaders
 Collaborate with pe...
Join. Innovate. Trust.
General Inquiries: support@kantarainitiative.org
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Kantara Overview 2017

  1. 1. An Overview of Kantara Initiative, Inc. Colin Wallis Executive Director Kantara Initiative, Inc 1
  2. 2. 2 The world is in the midst of a digital identity and personal data transformation.
  3. 3. This transformation is driven by: Individuals Business Government 3 Technology Personal Data
  4. 4. How do we define relationships between people, devices and services? 4
  5. 5. How can governments, industries and users work together to better manage data generated by new technologies and digital services? 5
  6. 6. Answer: Collaboration, Innovation and Taking Action. 6
  7. 7. This is where Kantara comes in Kantara Initiative is the global consortium improving trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization and good practice. 7
  8. 8. Our Core Work  Nurture emerging technical communities through our discussion & working groups and our two incubators - Digital Identity Professionals, Identity and Privacy R&D.  Develop and standardize community practices with specifications companies can understand, trust and implement.  Operate conformity assessment programs to enable companies to meet their adherence goals to standardized practices needed to support their business. 8
  9. 9. Who is Kantara?  Non-profit founded in 2009  Offices in Europe and the United States  Comprises 60+ Leading Organizations, hundreds of Participants, Enterprises & Governments  Connects the best of Business, Government, Research & Education 9 Our Leadership Examples of our Liaisons
  10. 10. Do you recognize our Members? 10 …and our sizable band of dedicated individuals
  11. 11. The Kantara consortium has a unique two-sided platform 11 Reliable collaboration services to businesses large & small, inventors and micro-startups that seek to standardize practices and integrate with other environments Certification & Conformity Assessment programs for implementers to establish and confirm policy and technical interoperability
  12. 12. This is the world of inventors and micro- startups. New ideas are developed to deal with an infinite range of market demands, use cases and technologies. Contributors can refine, shape and consolidate the inventions into common specifications and shared practices that lead to industry-best practices. Certification and testing criteria sets the foundations and makes broader market adoption possible. Kantara Maturation Process 12 Invent ImplementRefine
  13. 13. Kantara’s Offerings 13 Governance, bylaws, operating procedures and publication channels to give intellectual property protection to participants Liaisons and Partnerships Neutral, competitive and dynamic collaborate space
  14. 14. Our Recent Accomplishments UMA, the world's first open specification for federated delegation and authorization, based on the popular OAuth protocol. Consent Receipt Specification was developed to give control of personal data back to their customers. Kantara approves Credential Service Providers (CSPs) and Accredits Assessors. 14
  15. 15. Join Us  Membership and sponsorship is open to all  Connect with our community of security leaders  Collaborate with peers  Gain insights  Gain access 15
  16. 16. Join. Innovate. Trust. General Inquiries: support@kantarainitiative.org 16

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