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Trading Identity for Convenience – What Would You Give Up?

Principal Analyst and CEO of Constellation Research will discuss balancing security and convenience within the context of identity at Cloud Identity Summit 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — June 6, 2013


San Francisco, CA — June 6, 2013 — Cloud Identity Summit 2013, Principal Analyst and CEO of Constellation Research R “Ray” Wang will discuss how evolving technologies and tools have created a challenging environment where personal and professional identities are sometimes traded for business efficiency or consumer convenience.

Wang will discuss how digital footprints and digital exhaust from e-commerce, personalization and online and mobile business tools challenge users to hand over either personal or professional identities in return efficiency and convenience. “In the long run that decision could cost much more than we realize,” says Wang. “As we move to an age of people to people networks, the business implications of not understanding the role of identity could significantly impact business models.” In his keynote, Wang will explore how to find the right balance between user convenience and business security as the market continues to come up with more sophisticated and personalized identity-driven engagement tactics.

“The connected world we now live in presents a real dilemma for people having to choose between convenience and security, with identity at intersection. I’m excited to share my thoughts on the future of the industry at Cloud Identity Summit 2013, and spend time with other influential leaders at the forefront of identity,” said Wang. “This conference brings together the key minds behind identity innovation, trends and best practices, and I’m honored to be a part of CIS 2013 this year.”

Wang will present his keynote on Thursday morning, July 11 at the Cloud Identity Summit 2013 hosted by Ping Identity®, taking place at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California, where he will answer questions and provide insight into the trade-off that people now face in choosing identity versus convenience.

About Ray Wang
R "Ray" Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO at Constellation Research, Inc., and the author of the popular enterprise software blog "A Software Insider’s Point of View." With viewership in the millions of page views a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models impact the enterprise. Ray is a prominent keynote speaker and research analyst working with clients on innovation, business model design, engagement strategies, customer experience, matrix commerce and big data. He advises Global 2000 companies on business strategy and technology selection. Ray is quoted regularly in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, IDG News Service and other global media outlets.

About Cloud Identity Summit 2013
The fourth annual Cloud Identity Summit will help define the future of security in a world where identity is the new perimeter and showcase the latest technologies and solutions from the leading implementers and industry luminaries. Attendees will learn more about the future of identity and access management while obtaining best practices from and networking with identity and security leaders. Box, Centrify, Covisint, Google, Identropy, Nok Nok Labs, Radiant Logic, and SailPoint sponsor Cloud Identity Summit 2013.

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About Ping Identity | The Identity Security Company
Ping Identity believes secure professional and personal identities underlie human progress in a connected world. Our identity and access management platform gives enterprise customers and employees one-click access to any application from any device. Over 900 companies, including 45 of the Fortune 100, rely on our award-winning products to make the digital world a better experience for hundreds of millions of people. Visit for more information.


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