• Dr. John Henry Clippinger

    Co-Founder & Executive Director of ID3

    John Henry Clippinger is co-founder and executive director of ID3 (Institute for Innovation & Data Driven Design), a 501 C(3) non profit organization formed to develop and field test legal and software trust frameworks for data-driven services, infrastructures, and enterprises. He is also a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics Group. Previously, Dr. Clippinger was founder and co-director of The Law Lab (www.lawlab.org) at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He was also a Senior Fellow at the Berkman Center where he co-founded the Project Higgins, an open source and identity framework (www.eclipse.org/higgins) to give users control over their personal information.

    Dr. Clippinger is the author of A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity (Perseus, Public Affairs, 2007) and The Biology of Business: Decoding the Natural Laws of Enterprise (Josey Bass, 1998 ). Previously, he was Director of Intellectual Capital at Coopers & Lybrand and the founder of four artificial intelligence software companies. He consults with companies, foundations, NGOs, and government agencies on technology, policy, and business strategy issues related to privacy, trust frameworks, and social networks.