An Open Architecture for Managing Digital Information

  • 11:10 am - 11:40 am, October 22

    Length: 30 minute(s)

  • Session type

    Main Conference


Dr. Robert Elliot Kahn, Chairman, CEO and President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), who, along with Vint Cerf, invented TCP/IP and started the internet revolution. 

In this exclusive ONUG keynote, Dr. Kahn will discuss the Digital Object Architecture (DOA) as a logical extension of the Internet for managing information in digital form. Important issues addressed by the DOA are 1) structuring digital objects independent of the underlying technology, 2) interoperability of heterogeneous information systems, 3) persistent identification of digital objects along with integrated security. 

This approach is also relevant to the IoT, with its unprecedented size and scale projections and security requirements. 
Implementations of the DOA are being developed by multiple parties; and parallels to the adoption of early Internet technology will be explored. The focus of Dr. Kahn’s talk will be on an open industry architecture and standard that addresses these issues.