Blogger: Bob Blakley
We hit the stage for Catalyst Europe on April 19. If you haven't already made your plans to join us in Prague, we've got a little treat for you at the end of this post.
We're going to focus this year on the emerging identity architecture. If you're looking, you can see this identity architecture around you already, in offerings from mainstream identity vendors like Microsoft and Oracle, but also in offerings from smaller firms like Gluu, Unbound ID, Radiant Logic, and others.
The elevator-pitch version of the story is this: licensed provisioning software packages compete in a market for identity management systems. User-centric identity providers compete in a market for identity providers. What enterprises need is neither a market for identity management systems nor a market for identity providers - what they need is a market for identities.
Federation technology, directory virtualization, and contextual access control can be combined to create a technical architecture on top of which this market for identities can emerge. The market for identities has many advantages, but getting there will take time and it will take work. We'll lay out the roadmap in Prague.
If (like me) you're a last-minute kinda person and you haven't registered yet, here's your reward for waiting: use the promo code "INSIDER" during registration, and you'll get your ticket for the discounted price of only 995 Euro.
Sign up today and we'll see you there!