Step back in time to explore what it meant to have a digital identity 10, 20, even 30 years ago – and what that past can tell us about the future of digital identities. We’ll examine the evolution of identity in the context of three themes that are key to shaping organizations’ identity strategies going forward. -The frictionless identity experience: As we’ve become increasingly digital in our everyday interactions, “frictionless” has become an essential characteristic of the digital experience. How have the mechanisms of that experience developed and how will they continue to evolve? -What you have and what you know – or not: If identity is classically defined as a combination of something you have and something you know, what does that mean when you don’t “have” anything – or when what you do have is nothing like it was before? -Forgetting your password is the point: With passwords receding further into the past as the main way we authenticate, will the future be truly passwordless? What will that future look like?
We’ll look at these aspects of identity from the perspective of where they’re going, how organizations are dealing with them, and what potential strategic impact they hold for what happens next.