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Posted at 2:14 pm on October 20, 2010 by Amanda Richardson
by Brian Kissel
In Q1 of 2011 PayPal, the OpenID Foundation and Janrain will be facilitating the OpenID Retail Summit hosted by PayPal in Silicon Valley. We are also in discussions with the National Retail Foundation (NRF) about their possible participation. The meeting date is tentatively being scheduled around the NRF Innovate 2011 Conference in San Francisco March 8th-10th.
Over the last few years, many industries and market segments have been embracing social sign-on and publishing solutions to increase customer engagement through online channels. Open standard technologies including OpenID, OAuth, Portable Contacts, Activity Streams, and OpenSocial are enabling organizations to better serve their customers and members while increasing the return on investment (ROI) of their online initiatives.
One market segment which is demonstrating accelerated adoption are online retailers. For example, earlier this year Sears hosted an OpenID Summit at their headquarters in Chicago. In order to serve this segment better, the OpenID Foundation has established a Retail Advisory Committee (RAC). More information about the RAC can be found at
Prior to the Q1 OpenID Retail Summit, there are two planning sessions where retailers can participate in the development of the agenda for the event.
- PayPal Innovate 2010 Conference – San Francisco, Oct 26th-27th. We will be having a planning session on Oct 26th at this event. Anyone can sign up and get a $100 discount for the event.
- Internet Identity Workshop – Mountain View, CA Nov 2nd-4th. There will be several sessions here on leveraging social sign-on and publishing, the underlying technologies (OpenID, OAuth, Portable Contacts, Activity Streams, OpenSocial, etc.), benefits for retailers and their customers, and another opportunity to contribute to the agenda for the Retail Summit at PayPal. There will be representatives attending from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, AOL, MySpace, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Verisign, PayPal and many other identity and social networking providers.
We hope you will consider participating in either or both of the planning events and also attending the Retail Summit at PayPal in Q1 of next year.
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Posted at 12:46 pm on September 29, 2010 by Amanda Richardson
The OpenID Foundation formed the Retail Advisory Committee to provide input to and get feedback from Retailers looking to leverage OpenID and related technologies to serve customers better and achieve improved business results.
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Posted at 7:27 pm on April 14, 2009 by Brian Kissel
The Retail Advisory Committee
Last week representatives from the OpenID Foundation (Google, JanRain, NRI and Yahoo!) led a discussion about third-party authentication and user-centric identity with representatives from several online retailers. Topics included:
- Business case for OpenID and third-party authentication
- Best practices for online retailers leveraging OpenID
- Leveraging rich user data from third party identity providers
- Feedback from online retailers to the OpenID Foundation and member companies.
Tatsuki Sakushima of NRI led a case study presentation on Japan Airlines’ use of OpenID and a custom extension they developed for federated identity with hotel and car rental agency partners. This work has led into the creation of the Contract Exchange Extension working group to develop a standardized extension for this use case.
- Japan Airlines saw a 100% increase in partner registrations as a result of the OpenID deployment.
- Further, Japan Airlines was able to deploy a federated identity solution with its business partners faster, more flexibly, and at lower cost than alternative approaches they had been considering.
Praveen Alavilli of Amazon enthusiastically endorsed the work of the Usability Committee: the User Interface Working Group proposal and first draft of the OpenID User Interface Extension.
Brian Kissel of JanRain reviewed several case studies summarizing the quantitative and qualitative benefits of OpenID and third-party authentication. Some examples include:
- Sulit.com.ph: 15% of new registrations are via OpenID, up from 10% a couple of months ago
- 37 Signals: 15% of logins are via OpenID on their Basecamp productivity application
- Mixx: UI improvement resulted in ten-fold increase in registrations via OpenID and third-party services. 20% increase in registrations from direct and referrer traffic.
- AFI (Rock band, event promotion): “We were blown away with the fan response. In two weeks we received 850 (YouTube video) submissions, had 12,500+ fans register on the website, 10,000+ comments, and over 100,000 votes to select our winners.”
- Get Satisfaction: Deployments for their customers — Twitter and Songbird — are seeing OpenID utilization of 20% or more
- Sourceforge.net: OpenID login has grown to about 10% of total logins
- Stackoverflow: Third-party registrations have grown from 10,000 to 50,000 users in a couple of months
The entire webinar presentation is on Slideshare and embedded below.
Improving the OpenID User Experience
Speaking of the Usability Committee, at the last OpenID Foundation Board meeting, an official committee was formed to help continue spearheading the community efforts. Allen Tom of Yahoo! and Luke Shepard of Facebook agreed to co-chair this important new committee. They’re looking for volunteers, so if you’re interested, make sure to get in touch with them. With Breno de Medeiros of Google, Tom is proposing an OpenID User Interface Extension. This an exciting continuation of the work started at the Content Provider Advisory Committee as well as the past User Experience Summits hosted at Yahoo! and Facebook.
So it’s been an exciting and productive time during the last few weeks. We encourage others to share their experiences, successes and challenges with the OpenID community via the mailing lists and our new UserVoice feedback site.
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