Well, I am back from Digital ID World. I went there to sit on a panel about virtual directories. The topic was “Lessons From Successful Virtual Directory Deployments” and was moderated by David Kearns (http://vquill.com/). The other members on the panel were Steven Lewis (IAM Architect - ASEC), Vikas Mahajan (Manager, Enterprise Identity Management - AARP) and Divya Sundaram (Senior IT Manager, Motorola). Overall we hopefully were able to provide some suggestions on what to think about when deploying virtual directories. I really do think there are opportunities to take virtual directory technology and apply it in ways no one has conceived of yet. More to come on some ideas there… Also, as soon as they post the recording of the session, I will provide a copy here.
It was great to be able to meet and to also catch-up with so many people at Digital ID World. It’s never a dull moment with the team from Radiant Logic (http://www.radiantlogic.com). It was great to see some of the folks I know and also to meet several of their other colleagues. I also had the pleasure of meeting Gerald Kaufhold and Katarina Kreutzfeldt who own KOGIT GbmH (http://www.kogit.de/), Radiant Logic’s partner from Germany. I was lucky to be able to sit in on some of their conversations and I know that I could learn a lot from these folks. Radiant Logic’s strategy of pushing the boundaries with virtual directory technology and in working with premier partners like CoreBlox and KOGIT is one that will greatly pay off for them. I feel strongly that it is an advantage for CoreBlox to be associated with this company.
Thanks to Chad, I also was lucky to meet Matt Flynn (http://360tek.com/) and have dinner with him. Matt is definitely someone who is genuine and really cares about the Identity Management space. I would really recommend checking out his blog.
I also ran into quite a few former Netegrity friends at the show from Aveksa (http://www.aveksa.com/). They have solutions for Enterprise Access Governance.
All in all, it is nice to be back home. Next stop is our company offsite. More details to come after that…