Kantara Initiative Announces Judging Panel for the 2009 IDDY Awards, Call for Nominations Ends August 3

Identity experts to evaluate nominations for the Identity Deployment of the Year Award
 July 22, 2009 – Kantara Initiative, the global identity community working to solve harmonization and interoperability challenges among identity-enabled enterprise, Web 2.0 and Web-based applications and services, today announced the judging panel for the 2009 IDDY (Identity Deployment of the Year) Awards. The program features Deployment and Proof-of-Concept categories and has been expanded within Kantara Initiative to recognize applications built using any open identity technology. The call for IDDY nominations ends August 3, with awards presented on September 15 at CSO magazine’s Digital ID World 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.
 Judges are: J. Trent Adams, trust & identity outreach specialist, Internet Society and chair of the Kantara Initiative Leadership Council; Mike Beach, CISSP, chief security designer, information security, The Boeing Company; Bob Bragdon, Publisher, CSO Magazine; John Fontana, senior editor, Network World; Gerry Gebel, VP & service director, identity and privacy strategies, Burton Group; Paul Madsen, chair of the Kantara Initiative ID-WSF Evolution Work Group and identity standards researcher, NTT; RL Bob Morgan, senior technology architect, University of Washington; Nat Sakimura, senior researcher, Nomura Research Institute (NRI); Toby Stevens, director, Enterprise Privacy Group; Roger Sullivan, president of the Kantara Initiative Board of Trustees, president of Liberty Alliance and vice president Oracle Identity Management; and Phil Windley, founder and chief technology officer, Kynetx.
“With the 2009 IDDY Awards program growing to reflect the Kantara Initiative mission of fostering cross-protocol harmonization and interoperability, we’re excited to have a panel of judges consisting of some of the world’s most respected identity experts, each with deep experience in the technology, business and privacy aspects of digital identity management,” said Brett McDowell, executive director, Kantara Initiative.
About the IDDY Awards
The IDDYs were launched by Liberty Alliance in 2006 to recognize excellence in digital identity management. Now within Kantara Initiative, nominations can be based on any identity technology such as Activity Streams, APML, CX. IGF, ID-WSF, iNames, Information Cards, MicroFormats, OATH, OAuth, OpenID, OpenSocial, OPML, PKI , Portable Contacts, RDF, RSS, SAML, WS*, XACML, XDI, XRD, XRI, XMPP extensions, etc. Previous winners include Aetna; Citi; Deutsche Telekom AG; eBIZ.mobility; EduTech; NTT Labs; Rearden Commerce; the UK Government Authentication Gateway; UNINETT and the New Zealand Government. Nomination forms are available at http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/GI/IDDY+Awards+2009