Kantara & IEEE-SA: IoT & Identity Leaders Gather in Mountain View

Welcome to the Kantara “IoT and Harmonization Workshop” in Mountain View, California

In a world of increasing network connectivity that interacts with more and more active and passive sensors, data is generated, managed, and consumed in mass.  Industry experts will discuss findings regarding standardization of the IoT space and where possible gaps exist.  Focus will include review of use cases and demos as well as  implications of identity and personal identifiable information with in the IoT space.

There are many initiatives in the IoT space and knowing where to go can be a challenge.   Our goal for this event is to connect broad IoT experts with Identity & IoT experts.  Kantara Initiative’s Identities of Things (IDoT) group is leading the way for the intersection of IoT and Identity. With this opportunity we will connect IEEE communities with Identity communities through our Kantara workshop. We are proud to partner with the IEEE-SA as one of the leaders in standardization of IoT.  If you’re already attending the IEEE-SA event consider this your warm up.

Space for the Kantara IoT Harmonization workshop is limited

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Why attend:

  • Discuss what your organization, business, government needs to know.
  • Collaborate to make sense of the confusing IoT space, with specific regard to identity implications.

Who should attend:

  • Technologists, engineers, decision makers, information officers, privacy officers, researchers

September 17 Workshop: This event will begin at 13:00pm and conclude at 17:00pm.  This will be an information and interactive discussion to kick-off the IEEE Standards Association 2-day Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop with the goal to begin connecting the Identity IoT communities with the IEEE IoT community.

Speaker Bios and Abstracts:

ingo_frieseIngo Friese, Deutsche Telekom AG, is a research engineer and project manager at Deutsche Telekom AG. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the field of Identity Management, Next Generation Networks and IMS. Ingo has been engaged in several research – and strategic projects for Telekom Innovation Laboratories the central innovation unit of Deutsche Telekom AG. Currently he is in charge of architecture and standardization in a machine-to-machine communication project with various pan-European partners. Ingo is the convener of the “Identities of Things” discussion group of Kantara Initiative.

Abstract:  Giving Identity to the IoT

The Internet of Things comes with a plethora of new opportunities and use cases along with an unthinkable number of new devices. Traditional user identity management approaches won’t scale anymore. It needs new ways of identification, discovery and authentication. Furthermore we are confronted with many new security and privacy challenges. The Identity of Things discussion group of Kantara Initiave will introduce their latest results and approaches.
 GregKeegstra_headshot_89x128Greg Keegstra, SecureKey Technologies, has more than twenty years experience building online services, with a background that includes software development, product development, business development and developer evangelism. Greg enjoys getting technologists and business people alike excited about building partnerships and integrating platforms around identity. Greg has been active within the IDESG, the Open Identity Exchange and the OpenID Foundation where he previously served as a board member. Greg has a BSEE from the University of Michigan, a MSIS from American University and is based in San Francisco.

Abstract:  Identity Management in the IoT

The number of connected devices is growing exponentially and as more and more devices become Internet-enabled, identity is emerging as a connective tissue. This movement has a profound impact on businesses, as employees and customers’ access services from a variety of devices and locations. Today, some of the closest relationships are between consumers and their mobile devices; by our sides at all time along with treasure troves of personal information. As users’ online presence evolves and cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated, the need to secure our digital identities has never been greater.
To protect against fraud and identity theft, banks, governments and other high-value online services are looking beyond the password. With the advent of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), smart phones and smart cards now offer device-based authentication—eliminating the need to memorize multiple credentials and providing the security needed to protect users’ sensitive information.
This session will examine how the Internet of Things (IoT) is putting identity security center stage and will discuss why the best methods to provide the security and scalability to meet the breadth of the IoT may lie within the devices we already own.
laurent portrait smallLaurent Liscia, Ph.D., OASIS, is the CEO and Executive Director at OASIS, provides leadership, operational oversight, and strategic vision for the consortium. He represents OASIS in the international arena, serving as an advocate for open standards in matters of policy and adoption. Laurent also develops new opportunities to extend the breadth and depth of future OASIS work. Prior to joining OASIS, he co-founded several Web-related companies, including Traackr and Webmotion. Laurent served as a Media Attaché for French Foreign Affairs and has worked in France, Canada, and the United States. He holds a doctorate from the Sorbonne University and speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish. Laurent is based in San Francisco.
ODennis B. Brophy, Mentor Graphic Corporation, is the Director of Strategic Business Development for Mentor Graphics.  Dennis manages the global third party relationship program for Mentor Graphics as well as its standards strategy within the functional verification business unit. He chairs the IEEE Standards Association (SA) Internet of Things (IoT) Steering Committee and is a past Board of Governors (BoG) and past Chair of the IEEE SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG). He is secretary of the IEEE 1800 SystemVerilog Working Group and the IEEE 1666 SystemC Working Group and member of the IEEE Computer Society’s Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC). He is past chair of IEEE 1481 Delay and Power Calculation System and IEEE 1076.4 VITAL.
He is also volunteer vice-chair and past chair of Accellera Systems Initiative, an electronic design automation standardization group that serves as a feeder organization into IEEE standardization, where he most recently helped launch a low power standards initiative, the Unified Power Format (UPF) that is now in the IEEE and known as IEEE 1801. Dennis is a past board member of the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) and Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (VSIA). Dennis has been in the electronic design automation industry for the past 35 years. He was first with Hewlett-Packard for five years, and then joined Mentor Graphics where he has held several positions the past 30 years.
joni-head-shot Joni Brennan, Kantara Initiative Executive Director, focuses on Trust Framework Identity Assurance Accreditation and Interoperability Certification. Deeply embedded in Privacy and Identity standards for over a decade, Joni has provided guidance and support for varying technical, policy, requirements, and compliance committees. An avid public speaker and communicator, Joni seeks to continually build diplomatic and collaborative relationships within and across communities of interest. She participates in international organizations and industry standards committees including: OECD ITAC, ISOC, IEEE, OASIS SSTC, ISO SC27 WG5, and ITU-T SG17 Q6. She has also served as the NSTIC / IDESG Trust Framework WG Chair
Additionally, she has over a decade of service to the IEEE Standards Association (SA) where she serves as Technology Evangelist for Trust and Identity. She is a member in good standing of the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) and an honors graduate of Rutgers University Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) programme at the School of Communication and Information (SC&I).
KIBOT-AFAllan Foster, Kantara Initiative President, ForgeRock Vice President Community – Allan is currently VP Community at ForgeRock Inc.As one of the founders of ForgeRock, he has helped build ForgeRock into a multinational Identity Management software vendor with offices on four continents. Having served in multiple positions during its startup, Allan is now responsible for leading the worldwide ForgeRock community. This includes the contributing developer community, as well as the representation of ForgeRock on multiple standards committees.In the twenty years prior to ForgeRock, Allan founded and ran a successful small consulting business focusing on the Identity Management space, with clients all over the world. With a small and dedicated staff, Guru Associates built a reputation for delivering projects on time, and under budget. Allan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the IEEE-ISTO, Allan is a sought after speaker at international technical conferences where he has spoken on various technical topics.