7th Annual CIS Embraces Cloud and Mobile Security Revolution

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7th Annual CIS Embraces Cloud and Mobile Security Revolution

Experts from Google, Microsoft, Optiv and Ping Identity, along with over 150 Experts to deliver 150 Sessions and Master Classes; Frank Abagnale, Author of “Catch Me If You Can,” Joins a Powerful Lineup of Keynote Speakers


Denver, CO — April 18, 2016

Today Cloud Identity Summit® (CIS), the world’s premier identity conference, unveiled its lineup of speaking sessions, master classes and sponsors for the seventh annual event, taking place June 6-9, 2016 at the New Orleans Marriott. Executives from industry leading companies including Optiv, Google, Microsoft and Ping Identity will headline the conference, discussing the latest trends, challenges and best practices in cloud identity management.

Representatives from cloud-forward companies who recognize the importance of identity as the linchpin for security return to CIS every year to convene with fellow identity and security leaders to tackle the toughest identity challenges that enterprises face now and in the future. More than 1,000 attendees of CIS will learn from over 10 keynote speakers, 100+ sessions and 42 master classes. Along with recently announced keynote speaker General David Petraeus, Frank Abagnale, author of “Catch Me if You Can” will also headline the event.


For the first time the conference includes a special track specifically designed for CISOs. This one-day event features a set of panels, presentations and conversations unique to the identity and security opportunities CISOs face.


“For the seventh year in a row, CIS will take center stage as the hub for all things identity,” said Andre Durand, CEO and founder of Ping Identity, the host sponsor of CIS. “This year’s lineup is more exciting than ever before, with the addition of several new educational, hands-on master classes, insight from the top security experts in the world, and an agenda filled with informative, cutting edge topics.”  


Throughout the event, attendees will gain fresh perspective on issues that will help them tackle real world problems. Keynote sessions include:


  • “The Global Security Conversation” with General David Petraeus, chairman, KKR Institute and Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity
  • “Catch Me If You Can” with Frank Abagnale, author of “Catch Me If You Can”
  • “Rethinking Everything” with Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity
  • “Identity Everywhere With Strong Security” with Alex Simons, partner director of program management, Identity & Security Services Division, Microsoft
  • “r/evolution: It Starts With Today” with Patrick Harding, CTO, Ping Identity
  • “Leave it to the Professionals!” with Eric Sachs, director of product management for identity, Google
  • “The CISO Conversation” with Robb Reck, CISO, Ping Identity, Demetrios Lazariko, CISO, vArmour, and Matt Shufeldt, CISO, Sports Authority


In addition to informative keynote sessions, CIS offers immersive master classes geared toward security practitioners at all levels. Presenters from Google, Ping Identity, UnboundID, Radiant Logic, Microsoft, Saviynt, Syntegrity, Dell and SecureAuth, together with experts on leading-edge standards such as UMA (User-Managed Access) and SCIM (System for Cross-domain Identity Management) will provide an in-depth look at the latest trends in identity management, including advances in encryption. The small group setting will give attendees the opportunity to explore topics including managing identities in public cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments, best practices for a successful IAM deployment, and adaptive and risk-based authentication practices. As Founding Security Sponsor, Optiv will host an entire track of sessions.


This year’s sponsor lineup includes 29 leading companies in the security and identity landscape.



To view the full conference agenda and sponsor list, visit: https://www.cloudidentitysummit.com/en/events.html

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About Cloud Identity Summit 2016 - June 6-9, 2016 - New Orleans

The Cloud Identity Summit was founded by Ping Identity with support from industry leaders 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 industry 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 www.cloudidentitysummit.com.





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