In the last few years my work has focused on creating open source infrastructure for the "social web." A user-centered networking layer that gives people more control over their digital identities across a wide variety of computer-mediated contexts (e.g. email, IM, e-commerce, shared spaces, and enterprise directories). I'm currently CEO of Parity Communications (parityinc.net), co-founder of SocialPhysics.org, technical project lead of the Higgins project (eclipse.org/higgins), co-founder of IdentityGang.org and founder of IdentitySchemas.org I've been involved in the process of inventing software, consulting, building companies, and launching new products for the past 20+ years in partnership with Apple, Verizon, IBM, Xerox, Agfa, Fidelity, the DoD, the Berkman Center and others. Previously I was president of Bitstream (NASDAQ:BITS) and CEO and co-founder of Archetype, Inc. and Lightspeed Computers before that. I've been honored to participate in a number of standards efforts over the years, was granted the Seybold Industry Vision award in '99, did research at the Media Lab in the early 80's, and graduated from MIT.