Thanks to our presenters and attendees, Cloud Identity Summit 2013 became the premier independent identity conference.
The 2013 event was great, but 2014 is already looking special.
The brightest minds came to CIS in Napa last July to collaborate on next-generation identity. The presenters were an optimal mix of industry luminaries and enterprise professionals with deep experience. They pulled no punches and delivered high quality content--with 45 talks, 15 three-hour workshops, and seven keynotes. They shared their expertise on topics across the identity spectrum, including mobility, SaaS identity management, IaaS, authentication, privileged identity, provisioning, NSTIC-and cutting edge protocols like OAuth, OpenID Connect, SCIM, and FIDO. The conference's strict commitment to independent, no-pitch, no-marketing content was supported by rigorous presentation review and speaker mentoring processes.
Additionally, CIS hosted interoperability events for identity protocols including SCIM and OpenID Connect, bringing the key players in the industry together to drive next-generation identity protocols. CIS also provided a location for the OIX, OpenID, and UMA communities to meet.
2014 will be better
The conference continues to evolve and more innovations are planned for 2014. The epicenter of identity will re-converge in Monterrey, Calif. on July 19. Today, we are announcing the CIS 2014 Call for Presentations. The CFP is open until February 21, with an acceptance date of April 3.
At CIS, speakers generally gravitate towards one of two distinct expertise profiles. Both are essential to the conference's success.
The implementation expert works for an enterprise organization and has extensive "first person" expertise-the good, the bad, and the ugly. Due to real-world insight resulting from large and/or cutting-edge identity projects, this presenter possesses tremendous credibility and gets high speaker ratings.
The industry expert works at a tech company, consultancy or analyst firm and may participate in standards communities. This presenter draws expertise from observation of identity at many organizations. The industry person may also have knowledge of identity protocols.
If you don't fit either profile, that's OK; it is your insight and messaging skills that tip the scale. Do you want to be a catalyst in the identity world? Please submit a presentation proposal.
The CIS 2014 hashtag is #CISmcc. Conference tweets will originate from @CloudIDSummit. Looking forward to seeing you in July!
Mark Diodati, Cloud Identity Summit Conference Chair