Sunday, January 12, 2014

Redmond IDM Summit

Thanks to Oxford Computer Group and Microsoft for another great IDM Summit held in Redmond last week. 
Lots of great presentations, classes and a final panel discussion including IDM world's very own Jackson Shaw.  Great speakers were there like: Stuart Kwan & Mark Wahl.  Jeremy Palenchar discussed his SSO project with the state of Kentucky.  OCG's North American President, Marvin Tansley, discussed pieces of IDM and how they fit together. Other OCG'er discussed ADFS and Cloud technology to name a few. 
I was lucky enough to join Microsoft's Rob de Jong to present/demo BHold's attestation feature, we showed how easy it could be to run attestation campaigns.  Further we showed how you can use the reporting feature to review attestation progress.  Imagine you had an application you wanted to attest to that was not connected to any identity management solution - you could use BHold's reporting feature to hand off a report to the application owner showing those owners that should have permissions revoked. It was great to see the amount of questions and powerful engagement from the audience.  This leads me to believe the US public is coming to the conclusion that audit and compliance are becoming more important.

There were some great after hours events too. We did a tour of three micro-distilleries which was really fantastic!

Here's more information of the summit in case you missed it.  . If you're interested they mentioned they are doing it again next year around the same time.