Cloud Identity Summit Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at 2015 Event and Unveils Dates for CIS 2016 in New Orleans

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Cloud Identity Summit Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at 2015 Event and Unveils Dates for CIS 2016 in New Orleans

Cloud Identity Summit Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at 2015 Event and Unveils Dates for CIS 2016 in New Orleans


San Diego, CA — June 26, 2015

Cloud Identity Summit (CIS), the world’s premier identity conference, today announced highlights of the 2015 event and plans for CIS 2016. Nearly 1,000 attendees shared their perspective on rapidly evolving trends including Internet of Things, standards adoption and mobility that catalyzed this watershed moment for the identity industry.

"With our infrastructure, security and digital way of life under unprecedented attack, collaboration between the identity and security industries is more important than ever before,” said Andre Durand, CIS host and CEO, Ping Identity. “Working together, we’re defining a new era of security based on identity. The Cloud Identity Summit is where it happens."

Below are a few of the key themes that sparked lively discussions and debates during CIS 2015:


  • Adopt Standards or Die: The industry has reached a tipping point where standards adoption is no longer optional for the success of the modern enterprise and security of employees and customers.
  • Connected Everything: From wearables to biometrics, securing the rapidly growing Internet of Things ecosystem is a serious security problem with huge potential for identity to solve.
  • Identity Defined Security is a Reality: Security and identity need to be intertwined to solve the complex identity challenges created by cloud, API and mobile.
  • Identity Needs a UX Makeover: Identity protocols have come far, but attention and investment in UX needs to catch up to increase user adoption and ease of use.
  • Smartphones as Identity: Now a critical multi-factor authentication tool, many companies now rely on the phone in everyone’s pocket to confirm identity and grant access.


Over 100 notable speakers from leading companies including Amazon Web Services, Citigroup, General Electric, Google, KPMG, Microsoft, PayPal, Ping Identity, and VMware shared their vision for securing identities in an increasingly borderless world, driven by rapidly increasing cloud and mobile adoption that has changed the way consumers and enterprises alike approach security.

The CIS ecosystem also includes 25 sponsors, companies that are driving innovation in the field including Ping Identity, Radiant Logic, Google, Microsoft, Syntegrity, Centrify, UnboundID, Feitian Technologies, ForgeRock, SecureAuth IdP, Courion, Sailpoint, VMware, Nok Nok Labs, Yubico, Coreblox, Saviynt, Akana, Optimal IdM, SecZetta, Advancive, Exostar and emedia.

CIS 2015 Keynote Speakers and Presentation Videos
Videos of the keynote sessions are now available online:



CIS 2015 Twitter Highlights



Announcing CIS 2016 in New Orleans
CIS 2016 will take place on June 6-9, 2016, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. Next year CIS will bring more than 1,000 industry thought leaders, CIOs, CISOs and IT practitioners together to discuss emerging trends and new developments that affect how identities are secured as new technologies shape the modern workplace. Please click here to register for the 2016 event. Register by August 31, 2015, and receive 50 percent off the cost of registration (no code required).




About Cloud Identity Summit
Ping Identity founded Cloud Identity Summit in 2010 to bring together the brightest minds across the identity and security industry. Today the event is recognized as the world’s premier identity conference and includes tracks from industry thought leaders, CIOs and practitioners. Cloud Identity Summit serves as a multi-year roadmap to deploy solutions that are here today but built for the future. For more information, go to


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