REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced Liberty 2.0, a free public event to be held on Monday, January 22 in Redwood City from 10am 4:00pm at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood Shores. Liberty 2.0 brings together experts in federation, user-centric identity, Web services, SOAs, social networking, open source identity, OpenID and Web 2.0 applications to examine where current identity management solutions cross paths and the consumer and business benefits of industry-wide convergence of digital identity management initiatives. Presenters at this educational and highly interactive event include:
Conor Cahill (http://conorcahill.blogspot.com) with Intel, discussing the security and privacy capabilities Liberty Web Services offers Web 2.0 applications and the advanced client capabilities currently in development within Liberty Alliance;
John Kemp (http://appliedlife.blogspot.com) with Nokia, leading an interactive developers tutorial and presenting new open source tools and resources to help developers incorporate SAML 2.0 functionality into a variety of Web services applications;
Paul Madsen (http://connectid.blogspot.com) Co-chair of the Liberty Alliance Technology Expert Group, providing an overview of identity standards available today for more secure and privacy respecting social networking;
Eve Maler (http://www.xmlgrrl.com/blog) with Sun Microsystems, leading a conversation about how open source identity initiatives and SAML 2.0 are providing new enterprise benefits to a variety of user-centric applications;
Mary Ruddy (http://sp.typepad.com/blog) Co-founder of SocialPhysics.org, presenting an overview of Project Higgins, including use-cases and how developers might work with Higgins at the building block level.
The January 22 event mirrors the Liberty Alliance model of bringing diverse organizations together to collectively address and solve the technology, business and privacy challenges involved in successful digital identity management, said George Goodman, president of the Liberty Alliance management board and director of the Platform Capabilities Lab at Intel. Liberty 2.0 will demonstrate how the convergence of enterprise identity management systems, open source identity initiatives and many of todays Web 2.0 applications can speed the deployment of more secure and trusted digital identity management solutions to users worldwide.