“Identity is the new money” does actually mean something.
He coined the following statement that has become my favorite of the year.
“Identity is the new money”.
It is simple, powerful and summarizes exactly where the ecosystem is going.
Seb is much too kind. I may well be guilty of popularising the aphorism in the context of payments and organisational strategies towards secure electronic transactions in the retail space, but I didn’t invent it. I heard it for the first time a few years ago in connection with the ill-fated UK national identity card scheme. I was at the time a member of the Home Office’s Advisory Forum and was interviewed by Sir James Crobsy, who had been called in by the then-Chancellor Gordon Brown to prepare a report on the scheme. It was Sir James who brought the phrase to my attention. [...]