Optiv Security Joins Google and Microsoft as Leading Sponsors of 2016 Cloud Identity Summit Hosted by Ping Identity

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Optiv Security Joins Google and Microsoft as Leading Sponsors of 2016 Cloud Identity Summit Hosted by Ping Identity

General David Petraeus to Provide Keynote at Industry’s Leading Identity and Security Conference Set for New Orleans, June 6-9


New Orleans — March 29, 2016

Today Cloud Identity Summit® (CIS) announced that Optiv Security has been named as Founding Security Sponsor, and joins Google and Microsoft as leading sponsors of the event. General David Petraeus will headline the list of engaging keynote presenters.

The most anticipated identity event of the year, CIS will bring together thought leaders, CISOs, CIOs, architects and IT practitioners to discuss issues related to the event’s theme “R/evolution of Security: It Starts With Identity.” The event will be held June 6-9, 2016 at the New Orleans Marriott. For more information or to register for the event, please visit the event website.

CIS - By the numbers

In response to the growing recognition that identity is core to security in an ever increasing cloud and mobile world, this year’s CIS will feature a diverse gathering of speakers and content. Highlights include:


  • 1000+ delegate attendees
  • 100+ sessions
  • 42 Master Classes
  • 29 sponsors
  • Dedicated track for CISOs


CIS continues its longstanding tradition of bringing the industry’s best to educate and promote the latest innovation in identity. Optiv is a leading provider of end-to end cyber security services and solutions that help organizations address their full range of cyber risk and security needs through a holistic, lifecycle and strategic approach. As Founding Security Sponsor, Optiv will have a major presence at CIS, including hosting an entire track of sessions, exhibiting a premium booth space and bringing a full-range of experts from the company to share best practices gleaned from helping global organizations plan, build and run successful cyber security programs.

Google will serve as the Master Class sponsor and Microsoft will serve as the Enterprise sponsor.

David Petraeus to Offer Leading Keynote Address
Retired American military officer and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General Petraeus, will participate in a fireside chat with Ping Identity CEO, Andre Durand, and share his views on the state of security, identity and the road ahead. General Petraeus is currently the chairman of the KKR Global Institute. He is involved in the KKR investment process and oversees the Institute's thought leadership platform focused on geopolitical and macroeconomic trends, as well as environmental, social and governance issues.

“As we look forward to another successful year of CIS, I’m pleased to announce these exciting additions to the event agenda,” said Andre Durand, CEO and founder of Ping Identity, the host sponsor of Cloud Identity Summit. “It’s an honor to have General Petraeus join us and share his wealth of identity and security knowledge. Additionally, we’re thrilled that Optiv Security, a premier partner of the Identity Defined Security Alliance, will bring its unparallelled experience and success in security front and center as a key part of the event. Having Microsoft and Google participate as sponsors and content contributors for the second straight year brings unmatched excitement and credibility to the conference.”


The full list of sponsors and keynote presentations and presenters will be announced soon.


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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 keynotes, sessions and workshops tracks from industry thought leaders, CIOs and practitioners. In attending the Cloud Identity Summit, attendees will gain insights, learn best practices and enjoy networking relationships to help them define their identity strategies and implement leading technologies. For more information, go to www.cloudidentitysummit.com.



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