[KI-LC] Kantara Initiative Announces Fifth Annual IDDY Awards Recognizing Achievement in Identity Management

Dervla O'Reilly dervlaoreilly at me.com
Tue Sep 14 09:34:49 EDT 2010

Piscataway, NJ, 14 September, 2010 – Kantara Initiative announced  
today its fifth Annual Identity Deployment of the Year (IDDY) Awards  
event which will take place at the 2011 RSA Conference in San  
Francisco on February 14. Formerly awarded by the Liberty Alliance,  
the IDDY Awards is the identity management industry’s first event to  
recognize individuals and organizations for developing and deploying  
outstanding digital identity management solutions.

This fifth year of the IDDY Awards will honor deployments and proofs  
of concepts of identity specifications that utilize any open/standard  
identity technology, including ID-WSF, Identity services from the  
Cloud, IGF, Information Cards, OATH, OAuth, OpenID, OpenSocial, OPML,  
PKI, RDF, RSS, SAML, WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS, XACML, XDI, XMPP  
extensions, XRD, XRI, etc. Applications for recipients are being  
accepted now, and deployers of these technologies are encouraged to  

“As the speed of innovation accelerates in the Identity Management  
arena, new business models and use cases are emerging,” says Matthew  
Gardiner, director CA Technologies & president, Kantara Initiative.  
“The IDDY Awards formally recognizes these innovations and their  
contributions to the digital identity management marketplace.”

The IDDYs recognize two categories of achievement: ID Deployment and  
Emerging Applications. The ID Deployment category spotlights  
applications that are currently delivering significant and  
quantifiable identity management value to organizations and users. The  
Emerging Applications category showcases “up-and-coming” applications  
and proof-of-concepts driving the next generation of digital identity  
management solutions.

•	Judges announced: September 14, 2010
•	Applications due: January 3, 2011 by midnight PT (submit to IDDY at kantarainitiative.org 
•	Winners notified: January 17, 2011
•	Award presentation:	February 14, 2011

The IDDY Awards judging panel is comprised of nine identity management  
and privacy and policy experts from around the globe, working  
collectively to evaluate applications that follow specified judging  
-	J. Trent Adams, Internet Society, Kantara Initaitve Leadership  
Council Chair
-	Bob Bragdon, CSO
-	Philippe Clement, Orange – FT
-	Matthew Gardiner, CA Technologies, Kantara Initiative President
-	Gerry Gebel, Axiomatics
-	Leif Johansson, SUNET
-	Nate Klinginstein, Internet2
-	Martin Kuppinger, Kuppinger, Cole & Partner
-	Nat Sakimura, NRI

ID Deployment Award criteria
1)	Application meets and/or exceeds objectives established by the  
development team (25%)
2)	Application demonstrates ROI (20%)
3)	Application provides specific benefits to organizations and/or  
consumers and users (20%)
4)	Application successfully addresses identity issues such as reducing/ 
preventing identity theft, addressing ease of use issues, helping to  
meet regulatory requirements, increasing consumer privacy, addressing  
policy challenges (i.e., regulatory compliance and/or liability  
between trusted partners, etc.), enabling new business services, etc.  
5)	Tools used to develop the application demonstrate interoperability  
to open specifications and/or standards, e.g. having passed the  
Kantara Initiative InteroperableTM testing program or equivalent (15%)

Emerging Applications Award criteria
1)	Application has the potential to deliver new identity management  
capabilities (fills an industry need) to users and organizations (30%)
2)	Application has the potential for wide scale deployment (20%)
3)	Application successfully addresses identity issues such as reducing/ 
preventing identity theft, addressing ease of use needs, helping to  
meet regulatory requirements, increasing consumer privacy, addressing  
policy challenges, etc. (20%)
4)	Interoperability of vendor products plays a role in the potential  
success of this application (10%)
5)	Application has the potential to allow organizations or individuals  
to deploy/enable new services and/or meets key vertical market  
requirements (20%)

Past winners include the best and brightest in the identity  
marketplace, and Kantara Initiative looks forward to honoring this  
year's recipients at their annual Identity Workshop at RSA. For more  
information on the 5th Annual IDDY Awards and an application, please  
go to: http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/GI/IDDY+Awards

About Kantara Initiative
Kantara Initiative is a global, open, public-private, technology- 
agnostic forum comprised of identity ecosystem stakeholders. Kantara  
Initiative’s inspired mission is to promote technical interoperability  
and harmonization; to develop policy frameworks for operational  
interoperability and; to provide certification and assessment programs  
to grow trust in the standards, products, and service deployments.  
Kantara Initiative freely provides the governance and resources  
whereby diverse members of the ecosystem successfully collaborate on a  
diverse portfolio of common policy frameworks, technical  
specifications and deployment guidelines driven by the identity  
community, industry and governments from around the world. For more  
information about getting involved in Kantara Initiative, visit www.kantarainitiative.org 

Media Contacts
Michelle Hunt
Kantara Initiative
Michelle.Hunt at ieee-isto.org
+1 732 981-3434

Dervla O’Reilly
Program Manager
Kantara Initiative
+1 415 731 4487 business
+1 415 948 3650 mobile
+1 509 757 4487 fax

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