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Of the work groups, the Consent & Information Sharing and UMA groups continued to attract the most attention as they plan their consent receipt interoperability demo and submission to IETF respectively, with the Identity Assurance Work Group building its call attendances back up as the the cycle of document revisions sets the baseline for additional work this year. The short life ID Proofing and Verification Discussion Group which has enjoyed high call attendance and has a really strong set of use cases with which to report back to the Study Period on the topic at ISO SC27 Working Group 5 in Tel Aviv in April. If you hurry there's still time to get yours in. and contributed use cases. 

We have been busy getting Kantara community discounts and planning our participation at Conferences and Events too. Of course our participation is your participation. A big shout-out of thanks to those members who submitted kantara related proposals to TIIME in Vienna, KNOW in Las Vegas, the European Identity Conference in Munich and Idenitiverse in Washington DC taking place in these coming months. If you are attending the EIC in Munich in May, please make sure you arrive a day early and register here for the Kantara Members Plenary on Monday May 13th, the day before the Kantara pre-conference workshop and the event opening just after.

'I've really got to join Kantara'  must have been a New Year's Resolution for some, because as with all other aspects of Kantara activity, Membership has seen a significant uptick.

A big welcome to new members Transmute, Gluu (stepping up from 2 individual memberships), Excelsior Security Solutions, Michael Zygma and Parker Crockford.

And a big welcome back to Airside Mobile and GEANT who renewed their memberships in January! 

February? 'Bring it on' I say (wink)

As I previewed at the end of last year, 2019 marks Kantara's 10th anniversary (June 17, 2009 to be precise) and you will see our 10th Anniversary logo adorning a a range of our artifacts over the course of the year. Whether you have been in the Kantara community right from the beginning, or just joined us recently, we want to know what you think about us - both where we do well and where we could do better. Please spend a few minutes answering these 10 multi-choice questions in our annual member survey.


It is with great pleasure that we welcome new individual member Ivan Niccolai from Australia, joining fellow Australians, the Digital Transformation Agency, Lockstep Technologies, Meeco, Unify and others. 

This is my very last opportunity this year to salute your support in 2018, and may 2019 bring us all the promise of success we wish for.

Kind Regards,


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