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The legal, technical, and business architecture of the Respect Network is being overseen by the following team of experts in digital identity, privacy, trust, and relationship management.

Drummond Reed – Managing Director & XDI Architect

Drummond is co-founder and Chairman of Respect Network Corporation (RNC) and Managing Director of the Respect Network. He is co-author with Scott David, Joe Johnston, and Marc Coluccio of the Respect Trust Framework which is also the basis for RNC’s Connect.Me social directory and socially-verified reputation service. Drummond has served as co-chair of the XDI Technical Committee at OASIS since its founding in 2004. Along with other XDI TC members he is an author of the 2005 paper The Social Web: Creating an Open Social Network with XDI.

Prior to RNC, Drummond was Executive Director of two industry foundations: the Information Card Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange. He has also served as a founding board member of the OpenID Foundation, ISTPA,, and Identity Commons. In 2002 he was a recipient of the Digital Identity Pioneer Award from Digital ID World. Drummond blogs on digital identity, personal data, personal clouds, and trust frameworks at

Scott David – Legal Architect

Scott David – Legal ArchitectScott is Executive Director of the Law, Technology & Arts Group at the University of Washington Law School. Previously he was a partner at at K&L Gates LLP with a practice focused on advising and structuring transactions associated with emerging technologies including information/data law, compliance with privacy, data security and identity law, electronic commerce, online payment structures, standards setting, tax, and intellectual property issues.

Scott is co-author and legal architect of the Respect Trust Framework. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Identity Exchange.

Scott has authored articles, papers, and chapter on topics including include telecommunications law; tax and ecommerce; business information system structuring and security management; FCC, FTC and other government regulation of online data and information systems; estate planning in the digital age; payment and tax structuring for online transactions; and broadband over power line (BPL) legal issues.

Prior to joining K&Gates, Scott practiced with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City. Before attending law school, he worked as the production manager for a computer manufacturer in Rhode Island. Scott is a member of the bars of New York and Washington. He received an LL.M., (taxation) from New York University in 1990, a J.D., from Georgetown University Law Center, 1985 (magna cum laude) and did his undergraduate work at Brown University.

David Alexander – Ecosystem Architect

David is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Mydex Community Interest Corporation, where he oversees all aspects of development of the Mydex personal data ecosystem, including the technology platform, trust framework, business partners, user outreach, and market communication and education.

David was formerly the Group Development Director at Computacenter PLC, and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Eruma PLC. He is also an active coach, lecturer and consultant through his own business Solutions – Make the Difference.

David is a polymath whose skills and experience range from agile software development to product management and marketing to sales training to business development, planning and strategy. He is also a skilled writer and communicator and the co-author of the CRM Pocketbook (2001).

Craig Burton – Infrastructure Architect

The creator of concepts like NetWare Open Systems, The Network Services Model, metadirectory, and The Internet Services Model, Craig is one of the leading visionaries and analysts in the computing industry.

Craig was one of the founding members of Novell, where he served as Senior VP of Corporate Marketing and Development. During his eight years there, Craig led the development of such unique market strategies as file server technology, hardware independence, fault tolerance, and Universal NetWare Architecture. He was a major factor in accelerating the movement toward transparent multivendor computing.

Craig co-founded The Burton Group in 1989 and led it to becoming the leading provider of independent market analysis on network computing technology and industry trends. Craig currently serves as a Distinguished Analyst with KuppingerCole, a leading European analyst firm, was founded in 2004 and has built a network of analysts in the areas of Identity and Access Management (IAM), Information Security, Goverance/Risk/Compliance (GRC), and Cloud Computing.

Peter Davis – Security Architect

Peter has been involved in the identity management domain for over 10 years. He serves as Neustar’s Chief Identity Architect and Security Architect, and is a distinguished member of the technical staff in the office of the CTO. He currently focuses on Identity standards at OASIS (Security Services Technical Committee), the Liberty Alliance (now part of the Kantara Initiative), and IETF. He serves as an editor and co-chair for the Technical Working Group in DECE, and represents Neustar in the Kantara Initiative. He has also previously participated in numerous standards committees, including the Security Services Technical Committee (SAML) and the XRI/XDI Technical Committees at OASIS.

Previously, Peter served as an editor for the Liberty Alliance Technical Expert Group, and contributed to several IETF IDs and RFCs related to distributed authentication, trust, and resolution protocols. He is also an active contributor to privacy and security white papers and other advisory documents for Neustar, Kantara, Liberty Alliance, and OASIS. Peter represents Neustar in  the ISOC Advisory Committee. He has more recently been active in guiding the social networking developer community in improving their handling of, processing, and securing user data. Peter has been an active participant in the internet identity community for most of his career.

Jim Fournier – Civil Society Architect

Jim is Chairman & President of Planetwork NGO, Inc, a San Francisco based network using information technology to address the pressing issues of our time – ecological, social & economic justice, and true democracy. In 2000, Planetwork convened the first international conference on global ecology and information technology, and has continued to host major conferences and gatherings since then.

Long before anyone had ever heard of social media, Planetwork convened the early conversation around creating an online social network to empower individuals and civil society. In 2001, Jim co-founded LinkTank, the ad-hoc group that produced The Augmented Social Network, a seminal white paper presented at the 2003 Planetwork conference that presaged the emergence of the social web and the need for development of user-centric identity, privacy, and trust infrastructure for the Internet. Planetwork has been a sponsor of the XDI Technical Committee at OASIS since its inception in 2004.

Iain Henderson – CRM Architect

Iain Henderson – CRM ArchitectIain Henderson is a long term believer and advocate of an individual-centric approach to personal data management, and is currently working to bring that to life via The Customer’s Voice, a start-up in Vendor Relationship Management (VRM). He is co-chair of the Kantara Information Sharing Work Group.

Previously, Iain spent 18 years in large scale database marketing and CRM roles with large organisations. He has been a longtime participant and active leader in Project VRM which seeks to aid CRM “from the customer side”.

Joe Johnston – Social Architect

Joe is the co-founder and CEO of Connect.Me, the relationship manager for the Respect Network. An entrepreneur and web developer with over a decade of experience leading teams in developing cutting-edge applications for the social web, prior to Connect.Me Joe was a co-founder of Popcast, a P2P video broadcasting service acquired by VideoEgg. Joe subsequently led the web team at VideoEgg, serving tens of millions of videos a day for Bebo, Tagged, Hi5, and other top social networks.

Joe has lead projects for many Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and open source community initiatives. His current professional focus is on privacy and data rights issues and global shifts in social behavior influenced by emerging communication technologies.

Alan Mitchell – Economic Architect

Alan Mitchell – Economic ArchitectAlan is Strategy Director of Ctrl-Shift, a UK advice and research firm focused on understanding the control shift and the impact of the empowered consumer. Ctrl-Shift works with the market leaders to build strong and prosperous business through this shift and delivering new customer value.
Alan co-founded the Buyer Centric Commerce Forum with Liz Brandt in the UK in 2002. Alan first started working on this concept in the late 1990s with a book length report, published by the Financial Times, on Brands in the Information Age. He developed the theme of ‘buyer-centric’ and ‘person-centric commerce’ (now often called VRM) in his 2001 book Right Side Up; with further work on emerging business models in his book The New Bottom Line (2003).

Alan has deep insight into the commercial/marketing implications of VRM via his former roles as Editor of Marketing magazine, marketing correspondent for the London Times, and as a writer for the Financial Times.

He is a Visting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management, and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Brand Management, and Journal of Direct, Digital and Database Marketing. He is also a co-founder of Mydex, the personal data store company.

Markus Sabadello – Open Source Architect

Markus, based in Vienna, has worked as a consultant and developer on many technologies related to user-centric identity and personal data online. He has contributed to various software projects in these fields, and he founded his own open-source initiative Project Danube, where he works on innovative ideas as they emerge. Project Danube is among other things home to the XDI2 library.

Markus is a member of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee and technical advisor at the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium. He is also active in communities such as the Federated Social WebVendor Relationship Management, and the FreedomBox. Besides Computer Science, Markus also has a background in Peace and Conflict Studies, and is therefore interested in both technology itself and the potential for positive political and social changes it engenders. He has worked on several topics at the intersection of technology, peace, and human rights.

Doc Searls – VRM Architect

Doc Searls – VRM ArchitectDoc, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, is a journalist, columnist, author and a widely-read blogger, a fellow at the Center for Information Technology & Society (CITS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a fellow alumnus (2006-2010) of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

A longtime advocate for open-source software, Searls has been a contributer and editor with Linux Journal since it began publishing in 1994.

He is the father of VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) and established and led ProjectVRM for five years at the Berkman Center. One of the world’s most passionate advocates for fully independent and empowered customers, his book The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge is being published by Harvard Business Press in April 2012.

Phil Windley – Personal Cloud Architect

Phil Windley – Personal Cloud ArchitectPhil is the Founder and CTO of Kynetx, an early stage company building personal event networks as the operating system for the personal cloud. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University where he teaches courses on reputation, digital identity, large-scale system design, and programming languages.

Phil writes the popular Technometria blog and is a frequent contributor to various technical publications. He is also the author of the book Digital Identity from O’Reilly Media, and most recently of The Live Web, a book about the KRL (Kinetic Rules Language) he wrote to program cloud systems.

Prior to joining BYU, Phil spent two years as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Utah, serving on Governor Mike Leavitt’s Cabinet and as a member of his Senior Staff. Before entering public service, Phil was Vice President for Product Development and Operations at Excite@Home and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of iMALL, Inc. an early creator of electronic commerce tools.

Phil serves on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for several high-tech companies. Phil received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Univ. of California, Davis in 1990.