Open Standards Drive Innovation – Kantara CIS Workshop



We have arrived at the revolution of Identity and are ready for the next installment of the Cloud Identity Summit. 

Identity Services are converging more and more with every technology and nearly every part of our lives.  Identity is moving fast and it’s not only a technical or policy discussion anymore.  As IRM notes, Identity Services are key to business development, growing revenue, and economies. But our world has also changed over the last 18 months.  Privacy and Trust are under hot debate… not to mention how they factor in to technology adoption.  We believe that Identity tech and policy standards are core to building a platform for innovation, and not just any standards but Open Standards. With transparency, openness, multi-stakholderism as core value, Open Standards are key to building trusted platforms along with the more traditional national standards.

Open Standards move faster, provide new proving ground, and, ultimately, drive innovation!

We are thrilled to have industry leaders participate in our Cloud Identity Summit Workshop . Their knowledge and expertise will be shared through the CIS event and Kantara Initiative workshop. Why should you attend? This workshop include 3 sessions discussing open standards as a driver to innovation of marketplaces.  Attendees will learn how leading organizations drive innovation through technology and standards development and partnerships. Who should attend? C-Level, Managers, Directors, Technologists, Journalists, Policy Makers and Influencers IEEE_SA_Logo 1. Open Standards Driving Innovation Presented by: the IEEE Standards Association Participants:  Allan Foster, Vice President Technology & Standards, ForgeRock:  John Fontana, PingID:  Scott Morrison, SVP and Distinguished Engineer, CA Technologies:  Dennis Brophy, Mentor Graphics Abstract:  Today, more than ever, open standards are core to unbounded market growth and success through innovation. Those involved in innovation systems—companies, research bodies, knowledge institutions, academia and standards developing communities—influence knowledge generation, diffusion and use, and shape global innovation capacity. As the global community strives to keep pace with technology expansion and to anticipate the technological, societal and cultural implications of this expansion, and as it faces the increasing interference of technology with economic, political and policy drivers, embracing a bottom-up, market driven and globally open and inclusive standards development paradigm will help ensure strong integration, interoperability and increased synergies along the innovation chain across boundaries. Globally open standardization processes and standards produced through a collective of standards bodies adhering to such principles are essential for technology advancement to ultimately benefit humanity, as the global expert communities address directly, in an open and collaborative way, such global issues of sustainability, cybersecurity, privacy, education and capacity building. Working within a set of principles that:

  • advocates global cooperation and openness
  • provides for global interoperability and the building blocks for further innovation
  • contributes to the creation of global benefit for humanity is core to unbounded market and trade growth and success through innovation.

8 Miles Logo2. Federation Integration and Deployment of Trusted Identity Solutions Presentations by: Lena Kannappan  – 8k Miles FuGen Solutions & Ryan Fox – ID.me Abstract: Deployment integration of Identity Federations can be a challenge, but through standards setting and innovative testing that process can move much faster and bring benefits to all parties growing their respective markets and budget power.  Industry based development and application of standards helps set the industry levels for operations while testing and approval marks help support rapid on boarding of partners.  When Identity Federations and partners make use of agreed upon Open Standards the platform is created that allows innovative organizations to build new models and compelling services. Innovators can begin to leap in to new areas proving their business value and vitality. In this session leaders discuss:

  • Integration and Deployment of Federations
  • Testing of Policy and Technology for rapid on boarding
  • Development of compelling services built on top of Open Standards
  • Verification of Services for Trust as a driver and supporter of market growth

mem-securekey 3. Approaches to Solving Enterprise Cybersecurity Challenges Presented by: SecureKey Participants:  Andre Boysen, EVP Marketing & Digital Identity Evangelist, SecureKey Technologies Inc.: Christine Desloges – Assistant Deputy Minister Rank,Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD): Patricia Wiebe – Director of Identity Architecture at BC Provincial Government Abstract:  There is an identity ecosystem emerging in North America that is unique in the world. It is a multi-enterprise service that is focused on making more meaningful services available online while at the same time making it easier for users to enroll, access and control information shared by these services. Things like easy access to online government services, opening a bank account on the internet, proving your identity for new services online, registering your child at school or participating in an education portal are becoming possible. The service model for the Internet is moving from app-centric to user-centric. The current password model of authentication needs to evolve. Every web service needs to make a choice between making their credentials stronger by adding multifactor authentication (BYOD) or partnering to get authentication from a trusted provider (BYOC – bring your own credential).