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This site in the main presents thoughts and opinions about digital identity, privacy, and corporate governance; you’ll also find links to some of my previously published work. These are all areas in which I’m involved both professionally and personally, and on which I’m reasonably qualified to have reasonably well-informed opinions (noting that although I do maintain several privacy certifications, I am not a lawyer).

Occasionally there will be posts on topics unrelated to the main focus of the site, and some of the material here may be reposted via other channels. If you have a project you’d like to discuss, please see the contact page or reach out via LinkedIn.

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Andi
Site last updated: 04 May 2024

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GOVERNANCE IN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

Over the last few years, I’ve found myself grappling with governance structures in industry associations (‘IAs’ hereinafter). IAs, not infrequently, have this interesting problem: what to do with paying corporate members? For a long time, the answer has been ‘if they pay enough, give them a board seat’. Doing this, however, creates challenging and unhelpful tensions. I’ll focus here on the specifics for IAs, but there are a lot of similarities with commercially funded startups if (as is common) a VC or other investor requires a board seat in return for their funding.

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THE ERA OF CONTINUOUS IDENTITY

We’re on the cusp of an exciting new age for our digital identity infrastructure. We need to be ready.

MINIMUM VIABLE WEBSITE

How a simplified MVP approach can be used to accelerate projects… including this site!