This year’s Sydney and Melbourne IDENTIFY events are open for registration and I’m excited at the agenda we have in store for our customers and partners. IDENTIFY provides a great opportunity to learn what’s happening in digital identity across a wide range of real-world use cases, with top-notch speakers from Ping Identity’s customers, technology partners and our own leadership group.
Sydney’s event will be held Tuesday, 8 May, at The Establishment Ballroom, 252 George Street in the CBD, while Melbourne will get its chance Thursday, 10 May, at the aptly named venue The Trust, at 405 Flinders Lane.
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So why would you come to IDENTIFY rather than simply schedule a meeting with myself or one of my colleagues to discuss Ping’s 2018 roadmap? Apart from the free lunch, that is...
Well, firstly, you’ll get to hear from your peers—other Ping customers like Cisco and Telstra—who will discuss how they’ve used our innovative identity and access management (IAM) platform to deliver real business benefits, solving complex identity problems for their organisations in time spans as short as 12 weeks!
This industry never stops changing, and one of the major industry initiatives I’ve been involved in is Open Banking. And with the Facebook data-sharing furor still playing out in the media, you can be sure overseas efforts like GDPR, which aims to ensure customer privacy and managed consent, will be up for discussion locally this year. We at Ping are closely involved in our customers’ projects to meet these requirements in Europe, and we are thrilled to be bringing an industry leader to IDENTIFY: Chris Michael, Chief Technology Officer of the UK’s Open Banking Implementation Entity, to better inform our local customers.
You’ll also have the chance to meet Ping’s thought leaders, like my CTO group colleague Sarah Squire, who will cover the trends she’s seeing and her work in industry bodies to deliver the secure, well-supported open standards that will power digital identity for the foreseeable future. Sarah is a director of the OpenID Foundation and is a co-author of NIST Special Publication 800-63C Digital Identity Guidelines, which outlines federated authentication standards for all U.S. federal agencies. She has acted as a subject matter expert in identity and access management to several government agencies, private companies and open standards groups including NIST, OpenID Foundation and the Internet Engineering Task Force.
We at Ping Identity understand that we are only a part of our customers’ identity ecosystem, so we align ourselves with other leading technology companies to supply a complete solution based on open standards, as well as those companies who can provide skilled personnel to deploy our platform. At IDENTIFY Sydney and Melbourne, you’ll be able to meet some of our technology and deployment partners and hear them speak about the ground-breaking work they’re doing here and overseas.
And finally, there will be the opportunity to socialise with the presenters, our partners and customers, and the local Ping team, to build your network and make connections that could be valuable tomorrow and in the future.
I can’t wait! The feedback from previous IDENTIFY events has been extremely positive and we’re certain that this year’s range of topics and the quality of the speakers will ensure the best event yet. My colleagues and I look forward to seeing you there.