Organizations from the global identity and internet communities announced the launch of Kantara Initiative, a new organization formed to solve the interoperability challenges that exist among identity-enabled enterprise, Web 2.0, and web-based applications and services. Nearly 20 initial work and discussion groups have been proposed by the growing Kantara Initiative community. The launch of Kantara Initiative comes after a year of planning involving stakeholders. The Kantara Initiative structure has been designed to foster the development of new identity-related technology and policy initiatives from initial proof-of-concept and incubation, to go-to-market and long-term adoption strategies. All groups are open to every Kantara Initiative member as well as to the public, and anyone can suggest a new group to the Leadership Council at any time. Groups are formed by members and participants to address common issues and problems related to specific industries.