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Connected Life Innovation Groups
IRMWG1stSalvatore D'Agostino (LC Secretary)


IRMWG2ndBill Nelson
UMAWG1stEve MalerYes
UMAWG2ndMaciej Machulak
CISWG1stAndrew Hughes (LC Chair)Yes

John Wunderlich

Mark Lizar (LC Vice-Chair)Yes
Mary Hodder
CMSWG1stCorné van Rooij
CMSWG2ndTo be confirmed
Ingo Friese
Thomas Hardjono
Eve Maler
Trust Services Interoperability Groups
IAWG1stKen DaggYes
IAWG2ndScott Shorter
HIAWG1stNON-VOTING 2016-09-07

Rainer Hoerbe

eGovWG2ndKeith Uber

John Bradley

FIWG2ndWalter Forbes Hoehn
OTTOWG1stMichael Schwartz
OTTOWG2ndJanusz Ulanowski
Kantara-Colin WallisYes


NOTE: As of February 2018 for calculation of quorum there are 8 Work Groups.

Agenda and Meeting Notes

TopicDesired Outcome
Meeting Administration
Roll CallQuorum not reached
Agenda Confirmation

New items:

  • IAWG request to certify SAC updated publications to go to All Member Ballot - eBallot coming
  • Upcoming conferences and speaking proposals
  • Kantara Plenaries 2018
  • Group Plans for 2018
  • Discussion about Kantara voting procedures for publications
  • Brief discussion about publication repositories (a.k.a. 'Why does Kantara insist that we generate a PDF version of our specs?')
  • Discussion about Leadership Council Objectives for 2018 & how it relates to the overall Kantara mission
Minutes confirmation

Draft minutes for approval:

2018-01-17 Meeting notes DRAFT

2017-12-20 Meeting notes DRAFT

2017-11-15 Meeting notes DRAFT

2017-10-18 Meeting notes DRAFT

2017-08-16 Meeting Notes DRAFT

2017-05-17 Meeting Notes DRAFT

2017-03-15 Meeting Notes DRAFT

2017-01-18 Meeting Notes DRAFT

"To approve listed meeting minutes"

Motion by:




Organizational Updates
Executive Director and Staff Report

Director's Corner: 2018: January

LC Chair Report

The Kantara Initiative is the global consortium improving trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization and good practice.

New Business
WG/DG Updates

Administrative Reminders/Requests: Please ensure your WG and DG charters are reasonably current. These are supposed to be reviewed annually.







eGov WG -



Launching New WG/DG's

New publication type
  • Andrew proposes to define a new type of Kantara publication: the 'Best Current Practice' Recommendation. This would follow the same intent as with IETF BCP documents. 
  • Currently the publication type: 'Recommendation' has sub-types of 'Recommendation' and 'Technical Specification'. The 'Best Current Practice' would become a third sub-type.
    "The BCP subseries of the RFC series is designed to be a way to standardize practices and the results of community deliberations.  
    A BCP document is subject to the same basic set of procedures as standards track documents and thus is a vehicle by which the IETF 
    community can define and ratify the community's best current thinking on a statement of principle or on what is believed to be the 
    best way to perform some operations or IETF process function."
    Ref: IETF BCP 9
Long-running Topics
Action Items Review

Please take a moment to review the list of action items and do your best to take action.

GDPR-Related ActivitiesColin has started a GDPR readiness project for Kantara operations
Policies & Procedures update

Operating Procedures are being updated to match the current version of Bylaws. Some streamlining and addition of document publication procedures is being done as well.

New boilerplate templates for email ballots are being created.

Tips and Tricks
2018 Project Funding

Document repo/Publications Library

Good downloads activity in January to start the year

User-Managed Access (UMA) 2.0 Grant for OAuth 2.0 Authorization


Consent Receipt Recommendation V1.0 Report


Federated Authorization for User-Managed Access (UMA) 2.0


Report from the Blockchain and Smart  Contracts Discussion Group to the Kantara Initiative


Identity Assurance Framework: Service Assessment Criteria


Kantara-presence Events

List of future events on

  • TIIME, Vienna Feb 5-8:
  • OWI, DC March 26-28. Kantara panel with Colin, Scott Shorter (Kuma), (Tracy Hulver), Mary Hodder, Andrew.
  • IIW, MV, Tues April 3-5, No plans to sponsor
  • RSA April
  • EIC, Munich May Tues 15-18,
  • International Privacy Summit (Kantara's first ever branded conference), London Tues May 22nd.
  • Identiverse, Sun June 24th - 27th, Boston.  Community expo space secured for us @same deal as last year. Gluu has already taken 1 of the 4 spots available. Was Cirrus, Gluu and last year. Could hold a plenary Sunday morning through mid-afternoon if enough interest. Who has submitted speaking proposals?
Plenary planning

NEW Topic as of February 2018 - status update on planning for plenaries in the next 12 months

Munich, May 14 2018

  • Intent to have a Kantara Annual General Meeting
  • Intent to have a Member Plenary
  • Both to happen the day prior to EIC conference somewhere in Munich - Colin is seeking meeting space at a Member location
  • Financial sponsors for the event would be appreciated (3 x $1000) - modest cost anticipated (but if they want to go big we won't say no!)

No decision yet on where/when to hold a North America or APAC plenary.



Discussion about Kantara voting procedures for publications

  • There are several issues related to publication of Kantara documents
    • Quality control issues with some of the documents being approved from DG/WG - some are simply not ready for publication
    • LC Certification votes - need to clarify what actually needs the LC to vote versus what just needs quality control
      • Suggest to create a Publications sub-committee of the LC with authority to certify publications - must have an LC officer on the sub-committee
    • Need to increase automation of approval steps (e.g. ballots)
    • Need to improve hand-off times between steps

Brief discussion about publication repositories (a.k.a. 'Why does Kantara insist that we generate a PDF version of our specs?')

Discussion about Leadership Council Objectives for 2018 & how it relates to the overall Kantara mission:

Kantara Initiative Leadership Council Balanced Scorecard 2018

As Kantara Initiative Leadership Council Chair, one of my responsibilities is to ensure that Kantara Groups are functioning and aligned with Kantara’s organizational objectives. To this end, in Summer 2017, I created an initial set of strategic objectives for the Kantara LC using the Balanced Scorecard methodology. This note describes an initial set of strategic objectives for 2018.


The Balanced Scorecard is a management system. It’s a way of looking at your organization that focuses on your big-picture strategic goals. It also helps you choose the right things to measure so that you can reach those goals.

A normal Balanced Scorecard uses four perspectives to measure organization health and progress: Learning & Growth; Internal Business Processes; Customer; Financial. Each perspective has a few strategic objectives for the organization, each objective has a few measurable metrics to track progress.

The Kantara Mission

The Kantara Initiative is the global consortium improving trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization and good practice.

Kantara Leadership Council Perspectives

Scope definition is critical for developing effective balanced scorecards. For Kantara, the balanced scorecard is written with the perspective that the groups, collectively, are the organization whose objectives are being measured.

I have interpreted the four perspectives as:

  • Consumers of group outputs (Customer)
  • Kantara Member value for money (Financial)
  • Administrative/Internal processes (Internal business processes)
  • Aggregate participant capabilities &Knowledge base(Learning & Growth)

Kantara Leadership Council Objectives

To start the discussion, I have developed 3 objectives per perspective. Once the LC has discussed and refined these objectives, we can move to define Measures and start regular reporting.

The Perspectives and their Objectives are:

  • Consumers of group outputs
    • Increase Kantara Member and non-Member awareness of Kantara Publications and Programs
    • Increase non-Kantara usage and citation of Kantara publications
    • Increase breadth of participation in publication creation
  • Kantara Member value for money
    • Increase the value that Kantara Members perceive of the network effect of being a Kantara member
    • Increase the number of Member products and services that are directly supported by Kantara publications and programs
    • Increase Member’s desire to associate with the Kantara brand
  • Administrative/Internal processes
    • Decrease the level of Group leadership effort required for Group operations and Publication process
    • Decrease elapsed time to execute regular processes
    • Increase engagement between Group leadership and the Kantara Board & Organization
  • Aggregate participant capabilities &Knowledge base
    • Increase completeness of publication suite for high-visibility knowledge domains
    • Increase relevance of new and existing projects and publications
    • Increase focus on interoperability as a primary driver for specifications
  • Andrew briefly introduced the material
    • Intent is to clarify what the "Groups Side" of the Kantara house is working to achieve
    • Intent is to use system-based measures that support the objectives (passive measures) to avoid loading work onto volunteers for reporting and other non-productive work
    • Intent is to use the balanced scorecard to report to Board, Members and Participants to demonstrate how their effort is making progress
  • Andrew's goal is to have a reasonable discussion with LC in order to firm up the Objectives in time for the Kantara AGM and Member Plenary in Munich May 14 2018
2018 Group Plans

Events with Kantara presence

ConferenceLocationDatesCall for SpeakersComments
TIIME 2018ViennaFebruary 7-8, 2018

Privacy and security Conference 19th: Security & Privacy: A Global EvolutionVictoriaFebruary 7-9, 2018Closed
KnowIdentity 2018WashingtonMarch 26-28, 2018Closed

Kantara panel with Colin, Scott Shorter (Kuma), (Tracy Hulver), Mary Hodder, Andrew.

Any members speaking?

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2018WashingtonMarch 25-26; March 27-28, 2018Closed
IIW #XXVIMountain ViewApril 3-5, 2017n/a
RSA 2018San FranciscoApril 16-20, 2018Closed
Internet2 Global Summit 2018San DiegoMay 6-9, 2018Closed
EIC 2018MunichMay 15-18, 2018Closed

Who is speaking?

Kantara International Privacy SummitLondonMay 22, 2018n/aKantara's first ever branded conference
IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018TorontoMay 22-23; May 24-25, 2018Closed
Identiverse 2018BostonJune 24-27, 2018Closed

Who is speaking?

Eve, Sal, Mark, Mike have been accepted so far

myData 2018HelsinkiAugust 29-31, 2018April 5, 2018

** Not listed on Kantara site yet

Action Items