With the most anticipated Ping Identity event of the year around the corner, we’re excited to be able to answer the most asked question: what’s on the agenda? Well, we hope you’re sitting (and buckled in) because the IDENTIFY 2019 sessions are bigger and better than ever before.
Of course, the best way to dig into all the session topics and abstracts is to check out the agenda within the city where you’ll be attending on the IDENTIFY site (because there are just too many sessions to list in a blog). But we wanted to capture a bit of a “best of” review here, topic by topic and city by city, just to whet your appetite. Here goes nothing…
Identity Security Done Right (Chicago, London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne): Identity is at the center of digital business initiatives everywhere. Getting identity right is central to providing a superior customer experience, and it also provides a critical new security control plane as applications, devices and users have escaped the traditional network perimeter. This will be the heart of our opening keynote, and it’ll be delivered by our CEO, Andre Durand, in Chicago, London and New York, and by our Chief Customer Information Officer, Richard Bird, in Sydney and Melbourne on Tour.
Both Andre and Richard will explore how leading enterprises are getting identity security done right through intelligent authentication, developer self-service, advanced API security, MFA and passwordless authentication, privacy and consent management and extreme scale and performance. They’ll set a powerful tone that’ll carry throughout the entire IDENTIFY event.
A Fireside Chat with Mayor Rahm Emanuel(Chicago): Mayor of Chicago on the importance of identity security on a large-city scale. hear from Chicago’s 55th mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he tackles how important identity security is on a large-city scale. Formerly the White House Chief of Staff to Barack Obama, Rahm has led major investments across education, youth programming, neighborhood development, transportation, infrastructure, and public health and safety, and identity security has been an integral component to it all.
Field of Dreams...If You Build it, Will They Come? (Sydney, Melbourne): There are a lot of ideas, myths and urban legends around identity and federation. In the keynote, Thor Essman, CEO & Founder at Versent, will tackle some of these critical questions. With identity being a once-in-a-decade investment, can you afford the risk of getting it wrong? Do you know your customer well enough and the experience they want? How can you prevent lock-in, or worse, customer indifference? In an experience-driven world, how are you going to stand out? Are you sure if you build it they will come?
Customer Identity and Access Management
In today’s digital enterprise, the customer is king. Not only do customers drive demand and innovation, but they also expect secure and seamless experiences, no matter what device they’re using or where they’re located. Their privacy and personal data are also being much more heavily protected through new regulations and requirements, and customer IAM is playing a critical role in helping enterprises deliver on those demands. Here are some sessions where we’ll focus on all things customer IAM:
We Won't Tell the Devs You Like Their CIAM Solution (Chicago, New York, Sydney, Melbourne): With features like social login, passwordless authentication, app-by-app authentication policies and robust identity APIs, developers can use PingOne for Customers to quickly build incredible customer experiences that both devs and IT approve of. Don’t worry, your secret’s safe with us.
Privacy is the New Customer Experience (Chicago, New York, London, Sydney, Melbourne): Come learn how PingDataGovernance, our enhanced data privacy management solution, can help you give customers what they want while meeting the demands of data protection regulations and information risk requirements.
Great Customer Experience Starts With Strong Customer Authentication (London): This is not just another session about PSD2 or Open Banking. In this session, we’ll hear from Stephen Williams, Head of Solutions Architecture for Enterprise Platforms at AIB, how they architected a compliant SCA solution (MFA) that aligned to their target customer IAM strategy and how this regulation was used to improve customer experience.
The Evolution of CIAM in Financial Services (London): Customer IAM is changing the game for financial services organizations. Join John Heaton Armstrong, CISO at Account Technologies, and Martin Ingram, Product Owner at Royal Bank of Scotland, as they discuss how they’ve leveraged the flexibility of the Ping Intelligent Identity™ platform to usher CIAM and financial services into the future.
Identifying Customer Loyalty (Sydney, Melbourne): Australia’s largest loyalty program, Flybuys, will discuss their journey of changing from an accounts and card-focused organization to a customer-focused one in their largest identity project ever. They’ll cover identifying the need and justifying the business case, as well as the challenges and the results.
Identity Solves More Than You Know (Sydney, Melbourne): In this two-for-one customer story session, two Ping customers will walk you through their findings on identity-driven solutions. The Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) will recount needing key stakeholder buy-in, which meant that identity had to be more than simple access to applications. Mercer will also talk about how they've used identity to drive their customer experience and the lessons learned along the way.
Panel: The Challenge of Authenticating Real Humans in a Digital World (Sydney, Melbourne): What would the digital world look like if we could be certain that you are who you say you are? From government services to banking to insurance to social media, almost all of the "bad news" in cybersecurity has been a result of the inability to authenticate a person (or verify if they’re actually a human being at all). Join us to hear from a panel with deep and broad experience in the complexities of managing and securing human identities in the digital universe.
Opportunity or Threat: How Will the Consumer Data Right Change Australian Society? (Sydney, Melbourne): With people’s ability to share their data with accredited third parties, what are the implications for individual consumers and society, and what will this mean for privacy? How can we educate consumers so they don't blindly consent to sharing everything without being fully informed of the possible outcomes? How could our lives change for the better if we can use our data to contrast and compare offerings from various service providers, across industries? Join us for this engaging conversation to learn why consumer data is top of mind in today’s business.
Advanced API Security
APIs are everywhere, and they’re the cornerstone to enabling enterprises to be more agile and much more cloud-first in their strategies. However, APIs are also becoming the number one target for hackers, so securing API environments is an extremely hot topic. And efforts like API gateways are great first starts to improving API security, but they’re far from perfect—or comprehensive. Here are some sessions where we’ll be covering API security:
Unlock Your API Security Potential (Chicago, New York, Sydney, Melbourne): Come learn how to fully protect your APIs against today’s threats while meeting new regulations like GDPR and PSD2. From this session, you’ll walk away knowing common API vulnerabilities, how to evaluate the security needs of your API infrastructure and the key capabilities of API security solutions. Rob Davis from TIAA will speak in New York on October 22!
API Security Is Catching Up to Open Business (Chicago, New York): In this session, we’ll share some of the major innovations we’re seeing in open business models enabled by APIs. We’ll also dig into the foundational API security capabilities your infrastructure needs and how our intelligent IAM and cybersecurity solutions position you to get ahead of this exponentially growing attack vector. If you’re joining us in New York, Rob Davis from TIAA will be speaking on this topic!
PingIntelligence for APIs – AI-Powered API Security (London): Join us for a technical deep-dive where we will discuss the current API security landscape and dive into the types of attacks that are headlining in the news, from accidental misconfiguration to weaknesses in API implementation.
Zero Trust Security
As we all walk further away from the age-old method of authentication by username and password, enterprises are realizing that identity is essential to achieving a Zero Trust security framework. The notion of always verifying users and never trusting a network takes a delicate balance of security and usability—it takes identity. Here are some sessions where we’ll tackle what it takes to go Zero Trust, and the key elements you need to get there:
Me and My Zero Trust Friends (Chicago, New York): Representatives from Ping Identity, Optiv, MobileIron, iovation, ID Dataweb and Zscaler will hold a panel discussion on paths you can take toward a mature Zero Trust architecture.
Empowering the Future of Higher Education with Zero Trust Security (London): Come hear Nigel Kavanaugh, Solutions and Technical Architect at the University of Hull, and Tom Eggleston, CEO at ProofID, speak about how they worked together to design security around Zero Trust principles to align with the university’s long-term strategy for digital engagement with students and staff.
Curing Attention Spans with Passwordless Authentication (London, New York): Learn how to architect passwordless authentication across your enterprise and even how to enable zero login—authentication with no usernames or passwords.
What's Stopping You from Using MFA? (New York): Thanks to a universal obsession with smartphones, MFA is easier to implement than ever. So what’s stopping you?! Come learn how Optum created a policy-based authentication framework to deploy MFA for employees, partners, suppliers and consumers, and see just how easy it is to set up our MFA solution, PingID.
Beyond Passwords with FIDO and Cloud MFA (London): If the “breach due to compromised credentials” headlines have taught us anything, it’s that there’s nothing secret about shared secrets. Come learn how FIDO authentication and intelligent MFA can help you say goodbye to passwords for good.
Enabling a Zero Trust Eco-System (Sydney, Melbourne): Enabling digital transformation can provide many innovative benefits. But if it’s not properly addressed, it can mean more risk which requires a Zero Trust approach. But no single vendor has a “comprehensive” Zero Trust solution. In this session, we’ll discuss why Zero Trust security requires an integrated approach that spans all identities, devices, workload, network, transaction and data security. Ed Barry, VP of Business Development at SailPoint and Troy Cunningham, Solutions Engineer at CyberArk will be joining this session.
IAM Modernization and Self-service
Enterprises are handling legacy IAM systems that are, in a phrase, money pits. Not just because of their initial investment, but because of constant upgrades that aren’t compatible, end-of-life concerns and diminishing support. The need to modernize is now, and app and IAM teams want simple ways to do it without needing to rip and replace existing infrastructure. And their demands for self-service solutions to simplify the process are ever-growing. These are some of the sessions where we’ll dig into these topics:
Put IAM and App Teams on the Same Page (Chicago, New York, Sydney, Melbourne): Our new PingCentral admin portal offers a wealth of new self-service capabilities that prevent delays and boost digital transformation efforts. Alyssa Kelber (and Jon Lehtinen in New York) from Thomas Reuters and Dan Ricke from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will speak in Chicago!
Climb to the Cloud with IAM Your Way (Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne): Attend this session to learn about the National Restaurant Association’s journey to the cloud and how they’re addressing IAM challenges surrounding costs, configuration and control. You’ll also see a demonstration of PingCloud Private Tenant, our new IAM offering that gives cloud-first enterprises the robust control they need and the agility they want. Robert Tong and Narendar Sundaram from the National Restaurant Association will speak in Chicago.
Deploy IdentIty to the Cloud Before Lunch (Chicago): This session will take you on a tour of our containerized software, configuration libraries and other toolkits to help you get started so you can have consistent, repeatable environments up and running before lunch.
Modernizing Legacy IAM: Migrate or Coexist? (New York): Come learn the paths you can take to accelerate your IAM modernization and cloud journeys, and you’ll hear how a multinational Fortune 1 retailer is winning on its migration path to modern access management with PingAccess.
So, was that a tasty appetizer or what? Again, this is just a snapshot of what we expect will be the most popular topics and sessions. IDENTIFY is far too expansive and experiential of an event to capture in a blog. But we hope this gives you a good idea of why our customers and partners can’t wait to attend this event and share their stories each and every year.
As a reminder, IDENTIFY 2019 will be coming to Chicago on October 2, London on October 9, New York on October 22 and Sydney on October 29. You can also catch us in Melbourne on October 31 for IDENTIFY on Tour, which puts the best of IDENTIFY in a more intimate setting.
Are you ready to think inside the box? Learn more and register today. And make sure to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #IDENTIFY2019.