Flow, Identity and the Enterprise

I started reading Stowe Boyd’s blog about 3 or 4 months ago. I think I found his blog during the infamous "3rd Thursday – Die Press Release" who-ha. Anyway, I found his writing quite compelling, even though I wasn’t sure I was picking up on all the points. I was particualrly intrigued by his Traffic and Flow post. Something there really resonated, but I didn’t fully understand the concept. I kept it around in the back of my head over the following weeks.

Then there was the Twitter explosion. Another piece to the puzzle. Now this "flow" thing makes a little more sense. Still not crystalized, but clearer.

This week Stowe posted a presentation he gave recently. Wow, now this stuff is really starting to come together. The money line in the presentation was:

Identity = Aggregrated Flows, Not Static

That is what it is all about. If we can collect our digital footprints together in one place and present those footprints in time, we create a much better picture of an individual than all of the HR data in the world. In an enterprise setting this could be the long sought after key to expertise location. A way to find the people that know what you want to know. The possibilitues are truly exciting…

The gears are churning, smoke is billowing out of my ears. I can not wait to go to the Enterprise 2.0 Rave in NYC next month.  If you are interested in attending, here is a $250 off coupon.