Winners of the 2009 IDDY Award will be in good company…

The IDDY Award was designed to shine a spotlight on the individuals and organizations responsible for developing identity-enabled applications and services that deliver real benefits to enterprises, governments, organizations and people.  Previous recipients of the IDDY represent a wide range of vertical sectors such as government, telecom, healthcare and financial services, with each winner delivering unique benefits to the marketplace.

IDDY winners have showcased applications that increase security and privacy for people, help organizations better meet a variety of interoperability and compliance goals, and provide new conveniences to deployers and users. Since 2006, IDDY winners have been at the forefront of addressing some of the most challenging technology and policy issues in the global identity sector – a few examples:

Aetna – Aetna received an IDDY in 2008 for an externally hosted online provider portal used for linking healthcare providers with health plans. The application has allowed Aetna to increase its offerings of tools and features that help providers conduct simplified administrative transactions, reduce paper-based communications, and access clinical decision support tools.

Citi – Citi’s Global Transaction Services also received an IDDY in 2008 for providing managed identity services that help institutional clients utilize digital credentials and signature technologies in a comprehensive and legally binding manner. Citi is both a Credential Service Provider and a Relying Party as defined in the Identity Assurance Framework (IAF).

Deutsche Telekom AG – Deutsche Telekom is a two-time winner of the IDDY, having won the award in 2006 and 2008. In 2008 Deutsche Telekom won a Multi-Protocol IDDY Award for its identity application designed to lower implementation barriers when it comes to the delivery of Online/IP-based services to consumers.

Other recipients of the IDDY include eBIZ.mobility; EduTech; NTT Labs; Rearden Commerce; the UK Government Authentication Gateway; UNINETT and the New Zealand Government. Now that the IDDY Awards program has been expanded within Kantara Initiative, there are even more opportunities for all individuals and organizations to nominate an identity-enabled application. And with only one week to go before the call for nominations for the 2009 IDDY Award comes to a close, there can be no doubt that recipients of this year’s award will be in good company as the list of IDDY Award winners continues to grow.  The list and descriptions of all of the applications that have won IDDY Awards to-date is available here http://tinyurl.com/6dekb8

Nominate your favorite Deployment or Proof-of-Concept application — by Monday, August 3 —  here http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/GI/IDDY+Awards+2009