Liberty Alliance appoints Amex man Barrett president

Liberty Alliance appoints Amex man Barrett president

The Liberty Alliance Project, a cross-industry consortium formed to develop open specifications for federated network identity, has elected Michael Barrett as president of its management board.

Barrett, who is vice president for Internet strategy at American Express, was previously vice president on the Liberty Alliance management board.

He will serve as president until December 2003.

Other representatives on the management board leadership team include Ian Johnson, senior director of strategic technologies, Vodafone, who has taken over the role of vice president; Jim Hughes, director of software standards, Enterprise Systems Group is treasurer of the project; and Bill Smith, director of Liberty Alliance technology for Sun Microsystems is secretary.

The Liberty Alliance also announced that 26 additional companies have recently joined the group including Aconite, Discover Card, Yodlee, Wells Fargo and ACI Worldwide.

The consortium now consists of more than 120 for-profit, not-for-profit and government organisations.

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