Ecosystem Mapping S2: Building the Map Together



Michael Becker


Hall B1


17:00 - 18:15 Thursday






Mapping The Personal Information Economy Session 2—A Group Effort To Start Building the Map

The personal information economy is upon us. It is fueled by a vibrant ecosystem of players—individuals, academics, entrepreneurs, established industry leaders, technologists, ethnologist, economists, evangelists, lawyers, regulators, policymakers, and more. Industry players are marching toward the day that individuals may effectively maintain oversight over their identity and personal information, to the day they achieve digital sovereignty. Who are all these players? Where are they? How exactly do they align, intersect, converge, and conflict with each other? Answers to these questions are not exactly clear. The goal of this industry mapping effort is to build a crowdsourced, interactive, industry map that will bring clarity to the personal information economy, to shed light on the inner workings of the industry, and to stimulate industry-wide collaboration, growth, and value exchange.

Session 2 is the second part of a two-part MyData 2019 personal information economy industry mapping effort. The workshop facilitators and participants will use session 2 to work together to start developing the personal information economy ecosystem map and to establish a strategy on how to continue the collaborative effort to maintain the map development following the conference. Session 2 will focus on,

  •  building a cohesive community
  • refining the taxonomy and ontology developed in session 1
  • starting to map by dividing the group in to teams to work on framing and fleshing out specific parts of the map’s taxonomy and ontology
  • brainstorming and identifying industry participants
  • experimenting with one or more mapping tools

Desired output:

  • An initial mapping framework
  • An initial list of players to add to the map
  • Commitment to continuing after the conference


  1. Session 1 and Session 2 are intended to be independent, while people are welcome to attend both sessions there is no requirement to attend both
  2. MyData Global is hosting a #mapping channel on Slack, join us here if you’d like to share thoughts before, during, or after the Mapping workshop.
  3. If you have example people, companies, regulations, research centers, and studies, etc. that the community can use to build the map please email them to Michael Becker at

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