Interoperability in open talent platforms can be a double-edged sword. On the positive side, it fosters healthy competition and innovation. When platforms can seamlessly exchange data and services, it encourages them to specialize in what they do best, creating a diverse ecosystem that caters to various needs and niches within the talent marketplace. This specialization can improve user experiences, as platforms can focus on enhancing their unique strengths. It also benefits talent seekers and freelancers by offering them a broader range of options and services to choose from, ultimately increasing their chances of finding the perfect match for their needs. Additionally, interoperability can improve the overall efficiency of the gig economy by facilitating the flow of talent between platforms, ensuring that skills are matched with opportunities effectively.
However, interoperability also poses some challenges for open talent platforms. One significant concern is data security and privacy. When platforms exchange data, there is a risk of exposing sensitive information to potential security breaches or misuse. Ensuring robust security measures and data protection becomes crucial in such a scenario. Furthermore, interoperability can create a fragmented user experience if not implemented effectively. Users might encounter inconsistencies in user interfaces, policies, or payment methods when switching between platforms, leading to confusion and frustration. Lastly, the competition driven by interoperability can lead to market consolidation, where larger platforms may absorb smaller ones, potentially reducing diversity and innovation within the ecosystem. Striking the right balance between competition and collaboration through interoperability is a complex challenge for open talent platforms.
Is interoperability good or bad for open talent platforms? How can interoperability be achieved while preserving privacy and security? This OA Community meetup welcomed Etan Bernstein, Co-Founder & Head of Ecosystem, Velocity Network Foundation to discuss why interoperability in open talent platforms could foster a more dynamic and user-centric ecosystem, significantly reducing friction and propelling the freelance economy forward in a positive direction.
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00:25:21 Tammi Spring: Thanks @Steve Rader 😀
00:27:10 Kamal Kataria: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamal-kataria-9640832b/
00:28:57 Open Assembly: More about Una’s awesomeness here >> Transform Work: Úna Herlihy, Co-founder, The Indie List: https://open-assembly.com/podcast/transform-work-una-herlihy-co-founder-the-indie-list
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00:30:48 Open Assembly: Podcast from October 11, 2021 // WORK. with Dror Gurevich, CEO of Velocity Network Foundation & Velocity Career Labs: https://open-assembly.com/podcast/work-with-dror-gurevich-ceo-of-velocity-network-foundation-velocity-career-labs
00:31:23 Open Assembly: Etan Bernstein: https://www.linkedin.com/in/etan-bernstein/
00:31:29 Open Assembly: Velocity Network Foundation: https://www.velocitynetwork.foundation/
00:31:55 John Healy: Big connection to the orchestration of workforce ecosystems that Jeff Schwartz has spoken to this group about!!
00:32:16 Open Assembly: John Healy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwhealy/
00:37:34 Cory Hymel: please be blockchain 🤞
00:39:20 Steve Rader: I get very excited about this becoming a reality. It will be the lubricant necessary to make the open talent model really work.
00:39:45 John Healy: Reacted to “I get very excited a…” with 👆
00:40:07 Tammi Spring: Reacted to “I get very excited a…” with 👏🏼
00:40:14 Cory Hymel: 100% agree
00:40:22 Open Assembly: Reacted to “I get very excited a…” with 🙌
00:40:23 John Healy: Blockchain – yes! Over a million credentials verified on their network!!
00:40:40 Open Assembly: Reacted to “please be blockchain…” with 💥
00:40:44 Steve Rader: Owned by the individual but stewarded by a trusted 3rd party… right?
00:41:39 Cory Hymel: Reacted to “Blockchain – yes! O…” with ❤️
00:42:42 Steve Rader: Digital exhaust
00:44:18 Bob Pulver: Reacted to “Big connection to th…” with 👍
00:44:29 Cory Hymel: Replying to “Owned by the individ…”
good question, would assume that it’s a custodial wallet therefore would need to be a trusted 3rd party.
00:44:33 Bob Pulver: Reacted to “I get very excited a…” with 🙌
00:44:47 Bob Pulver: Reacted to “good question, would…” with 👍
00:44:54 Steve Rader: Reacted to “good question, would…” with 👍
00:45:43 Steve Rader: Interestingly (ironically?) – Linked in just prompted me to add an identity verification (by Clear) during this meeting.
00:46:04 Zeynep Bilgiç: Reacted to “Interestingly (ironi…” with 🙂
00:46:16 John Healy: Reacted to “Interestingly (ironi…” with 😳
00:51:44 Cory Hymel: worked on a similar platform for electronic healthcare records and the first 3 years of the project was simply getting consortium participants to agree to structural interoperability
00:52:40 Steve Rader: Standards work is a long slog…. But so worth it when they finally are adopted broadly.
00:52:49 Open Assembly: Reacted to “Standards work is a …” with 🙌
00:52:55 John Healy: Reacted to “Standards work is a …” with 👆
00:53:37 Cory Hymel: we ended up not even getting general consensus (pun) but built provisional ETL nodes that sat at each of the validators (companies)
00:53:40 Cory Hymel: Reacted to “Standards work is a …” with 👆
00:55:06 Tammi Spring: Reacted to “Interestingly (ironi…” with 😳
00:55:22 Tammi Spring: Reacted to “Standards work is a …” with 🙌
00:55:57 Tammi Spring: Reacted to “we ended up not even…” with 🙃
01:01:20 Etan Bernstein: My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
01:01:30 Bob Pulver: Curious about behavioral assessment solutions and the ability to store/share (selectively) those results as verifiable (soft/human) skills. Realize there are many solution providers and methodologies so perhaps without concurrence on standardization (and interpretation), as well as role-based context, this could be challenging.
01:01:33 Etan Bernstein: please contact me if you would like to learn more
01:01:40 Bob Pulver: Reacted to “please contact me if…” with 👍
01:02:24 John Healy: Replying to “Curious about behavi…”
AoN and other L&D/Assessment companies are part of the network
01:02:35 Steve Rader: And it is not an “all of nothing” proposition….
01:02:44 Steve Rader: “All OR nothing”
01:03:16 Open Assembly: Dave Messinger / Torc: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmessinger/
01:03:17 Etan Bernstein: Replying to ““All OR nothing””
Exactly. it is the decision of each issuing organization to decide what, when and how much to share.
01:03:28 Linc Markham: You had me at Ecosystem – one for all, all for one
01:03:34 John Healy: …++ background screening companies are big advocates!
01:04:10 Bob Pulver: Replying to “Curious about behavi…”
Interesting, thanks @John Healy! I’m advising a UK startup in this space. Know they have spoken to CV Wallet but wasn’t sure about Velocity
01:04:27 Cory Hymel: fantastic community call as always and great presentation @Etan Bernstein
01:04:35 Bob Pulver: Reacted to “You had me at Ecosys…” with 😂
01:04:56 Zeynep Bilgiç: Reacted to “fantastic community …” with 👍
01:05:06 Steve Rader: Is there any thought to how this identity management can be used internally in an organization?
01:05:28 Steve Rader: It seems like HR management systems would benefit.
01:05:42 Etan Bernstein: Replying to “Is there any thought…”
YES! large employers are using this as part of their employee lifecycle processes.
01:05:45 Link: Through all this…makes me wonder how this will all pan out in the western world of rural where there is dissent about technology and lack of trust. This isn’t going to sound like magic to those who could benefit but don’t have a relationship with this technology. There’s a huge gap between this and rural communities which globally represents half of the world. What’s the plan to win favor and help rural communities see the benefits of all this?
01:07:54 Link: The future remote worker and freelancer are the children raised in these rural communities who now have access to the internet. Just something ponder
01:08:04 Open Assembly: @Etan Bernstein – THANK YOU!
01:08:11 David Messinger: Reacted to “The future remote wo…” with 👍
01:08:14 John Healy: Reacted to “@Etan Bernstein – T…” with 👆
01:08:19 Link: Reacted to The future remote wo… with “👍”
01:08:41 Melisa Liberman: that’s great!
01:08:46 Elizabeth Eiss: Thank you for an intro to Velocity & the conepts
01:08:47 Mark Hannant: Great chat as always. Thanks Etan!
01:08:54 Bob Pulver: Reacted to “@Etan Bernstein – T…” with 👏
01:08:54 Tilo Ferrari: email@example.com pls send me Account Thxs
01:08:54 Patrick Armitage: Very BIG idea – thank you Etan. So many industries need this – not just globally even within countries and regions
01:08:56 Zeynep Bilgiç: Thanks a lot
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