Kantara Initiative announced the judging panel for the 2009 Identity Deployment of the Year Awards yesterday. This year’s judging panel consists of an impressive group of respected identity experts from around the world, each with deep experience in the technology, business and policy aspects of digital identity management. These are important industry credentials as the IDDY program expands within Kantara Initiative to include nominations that can be based on any open identity technology and as the identity industry moves to embrace a “multi-protocol world” where harmonization and interoperability play a critical role.
The call for nominations for the 2009 IDDY Award ends on Monday August 3. Judges will begin reviewing deployment and proof-of-concept submissions on August 4, with winners receiving the IDDY on stage at DIDW in Las Vegas on September 15. Check out blog posts and tweets by the judging panel to see some of the insight this team is bringing to the 2009 IDDY Awards program. With new categories, more options for submissions and some of the best-of-the-best in the identity industry on the judging panel, this year’s IDDY Awards program promises to uncover some of the most exciting identity-enabled applications in the global marketplace today.
J. Trent Adams, trust & identity outreach specialist, Internet Society and chair of the Kantara Initiative Leadership Council — Twitter: @jtrentadams
Mike Beach, CISSP, chief security designer, information security, The Boeing Company
Bob Bragdon, Publisher, CSO Magazine
John Fontana, senior editor, Network World — Twitter: @JohnFontana
Gerry Gebel, VP & service director, identity and privacy strategies, Burton Group —Twitter: @ggebel
Paul Madsen, chair of the Kantara Initiative ID-WSF Evolution Work Group and identity standards researcher, NTT — Twitter: @paulmadsen
RL Bob Morgan, senior technology architect, University of Washington
Nat Sakimura, senior researcher, Nomura Research Institute (NRI) — Twitter: @_nat
Toby Stevens, director, Enterprise Privacy Group — Twitter: @tobystevens
Roger Sullivan, president of the Kantara Initiative Board of Trustees, president of Liberty Alliance and vice president Oracle Identity Management
Phil Windley, founder and chief technology officer, Kynetx —Twitter: @windley
More information about the 2009 IDDY Awards – including nomination forms and a picture of the IDDY is available at: http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/GI/IDDY+Awards+2009