Photograph by Matthew Mahon
IBM Tivoli's chief scientist for security and privacy
Companies need solid identity management systems to secure assets and meet regulatory requirements. They "should start managing people at the hiring process and end long after they leave the company," Blakley says.
"Privacy exists only where respect for the individual exists. If you don't have that, all of the compliance legislation and technology won't result in good protection of people's privacy."
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The son of a cryptographer, Blakley has security in his DNA and more than a dozen patents to his name, covering technologies such as single sign-on and access-control systems. "It's been an added benefit of my work. I didn't grow up wanting to be Thomas Edison."
Blakley spurns digital pictures in favor of film. "Photography is all about learning how to see. It's not about the technology."
Also a jazz buff, Blakley did the photos for a calendar created by a jazz club in his hometown of Austin, Texas. He's no musician, though. "I had the Wicked Witch of the West as a piano teacher, so I never learned how to play."
Interview by Larry Greenemeier