Best practices sessions from EIC 2010May 25th, 2010Alexei Balaganski

Today we have added more videos to our podcasts sectionnineteen best practices sessions from the European Identity Conference 2010. As I already mentioned earlier, you can use the event agenda for quick navigation.

This is the last batch of videos from EIC 2010. Stay tuned for new webinars and virtual conferences.

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More keynote videos from EIC 2010May 16th, 2010Alexei Balaganski

A major update in our podcasts section, thirteen new keynote videos from the European Identity Conference 2010. For your convenience we have added direct links to videos to the event agenda along with the presentations. This presents a nice overview of the amount of conference materials available for download.


Thus, with the exception of a couple of videos we were unable to clear for publishing, we now have all available keynotes online. Currently we’re working on the best practices sessions, please check this blog for updates.

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Keynote videos from EIC 2010May 11th, 2010Alexei Balaganski

We now have three keynotes from the European Identity Conference 2010 in our podcasts section:

Convergence: Better Control, Lower Cost
by Dave Kearns, Identity Expert & Writer at Network World

Federated Directory meets Minimal Disclosure: Mortal Enemies or Soul Mates?
by Kim Cameron, Chief Architect of Identity in the Security Division at Microsoft

Six Sigma For the Secure Cloud-Equip the Enterprise for Success
by Gerry Gebel, President of Axiomatics Americas

More to follow soon…

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Videos from EIC 2010May 10th, 2010Alexei Balaganski

We have the first batch of videos from the European Identity Conference 2010 in our podcasts section:

All these videos are available to everyone and do not require registration to view them.

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MIS 2010 presentations available for downloadMay 8th, 2010Alexei Balaganski

The presentations from the German-speaking event “Mittelstandsdialog Informationssicherheit” co-located with the EIC 2010 are now avaliable for download from our website for all participants of the event as well as for all EIC participants.

MIS 2010 presentations

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EIC 2010 is over (well, almost)May 6th, 2010Alexei Balaganski

It’s amazing how three full days of the conference have passed almost like three hours…

The exhibitors are already dismantling the stands, many guests are already hurrying to the airport. Only the bravest and the fittest will return tomorrow for the workshops.

You can check out the photo gallery and presentation download area for new materials. More presentations will be added soon. If you don’t have an account on our site, but still want to get the conference materials, we’ll send everyone an e-mail with instructions shortly.

We’re also already working hard to make keynote videos and interviews available on our web site. Please watch this blog or our twitter account for updates.

Thank you for coming to EIC 2010 and see you again in 2011!

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Outstanding projects and initiatives in Identity Management honoredMay 5th, 2010Alexei Balaganski

European Identity Award for outstanding projects, innovations and advancements in the field of digital identity management was presented by the analyst group Kuppinger Cole at a festive ceremony at the European Identity Conference 2010, the leading European venue for Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) in Munich.

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Awards were given in six categories. Besides the award for “best innovation” in IAM or GRC, the categories include best program or initiative in internal projects, B2B, B2C, Cloud Computing and eGovernment/eHealth.

Vendors, system houses, consultants and enterprise users were asked to submit suggestions for the award. Additionally, the shortlist included projects and initiatives that have come to the attention of Kuppinger Cole analysts over the course of the last 12 months. The three award winners in each category were chosen from this list.

In the category “Best Innovation”, the European Identity Award will be shared by Microsoft and IBM for their solutions “U-Prove” and “Idemix”. Both solutions provide minimal disclosure of identity-related information and are therefore seen by Kuppinger Cole as pioneering efforts in enhancing online privacy and security. A third award went to Wipro Technologies for their IAM appliance solution based on Novell software which provides a full set of hardware and software components based on standards and optimized for easy configuration.

The award for “Best Internal Project” was shared by three winners. One award went to Şekerbank T.A.Ş of Turkey for a solution developed together with Smartsoft and Oracle for providing risk-based authentication and authorization using neural networks. The second prize was awarded to Hannover Municipal Works for their IAM project based on a product supplied by Voelcker Informatik denoted by full ITIL integration as well as interfaces to a wide range of service and configuration management systems. The third winner is Schenker AG, a major logistics company which received the award for a project undertaken in conjunction with ic-Consult and using technology from IBM and which provides an innovative and consistent approach to Web Services.

In the category “Best Project B2C”, the prize was once again split between three contestants. The University of Washington was honored for its identity federation solution in research and education which was developed together with Microsoft and is intended to form part of their “Live@Edu” initiative. The Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.L.) in Belgium received a prize for its identity management solution for students and other groups, a solution that is tightly linked to SAP and which places a strong focus on regulatory compliance. Finally, the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Bayerns (KVB), the association of statutory health insurance physicians in the German state of Bavaria, receives an award for its simple solution for strong authentication developed with the help of Devoteam Danet.

The award for “Best Project B2B” was also shared by three winners. BMW was honored for its identity management solution covering more than 100,000 dealerships and other external users, replacing existing legacy systems and developed together with Omada and Microsoft. Thomson Reuters received a prize for its solution enabling users to easily and securely access various application services, and which is based on Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation. The third award in this category went to the Finnish State Railways Group for a system that enables consistent authorization management between different organizations which was developed with the help of RM5 Software.

In the category “Best IAM Project in Cloud Computing”, the award went to three projects run by single hosting providers or as multi-client cloud services. The first went to Orange FT Group of France for their innovative solution involving authentication of multiple identity and service providers within federated environments. Another award went to BasisOne, a hosting provider based in South Africa with a strong focus on SAP solutions, for an infrastructure project involving IAM technology provided by Novell. The third award was received by Piaggio Group of Italy for a hosted IAM solution based on products by Engiweb and focusing on defined, enterprise-wide business processes.

The European Identity Award for eGovernment/eHealth went to the University Clinic Munich for an outstanding project involving authentication and authorization for internal systems, which was developed together with Siemens and revolves around an especially lean and efficient authentication process.

The most important award of the year in the view of Kuppinger Cole also belongs to the category “eGovernment/eHealth”. It honors the German Ministry of the Interior’s electronic identity card project (“neuer Personal-Ausweis”, or “nPA”). The new digital document will be introduced in November of this year and is currently undergoing final tests. It will eventually replace existing ID cards for all German citizens and can be used to provide identity credentials for online transactions. The award honors the innovative and well thought-out concept that addresses concerns about data security in exemplary fashion.

Both the number of nominees for the European Identity Award 2010 and the quality of the project submitted far surpassed last year. This is seen by Kuppinger Cole as a general sign of increasing maturity in IAM and GRC solutions. Especially notable was the number of nominations in the category “Cloud Computing”, a trend that the analyst group feels will be sure to continue over the next few years.

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You’ll find photos of all the winners in our gallery.

The video of the ceremony is available online, too.

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Reporting from the EIC 2010May 5th, 2010Alexei Balaganski

The second day of the European Identity Conference 2010 is almost over…

We have put a few photos online already, more will come soon.

You can follow the progress of the event on Twitter using #eic10 hashtag. If you’re attending, we’d like you to share your own impressions as well!

We are already making some presentations available for download on our web site for those who cannot wait till the end of the conference. Naturally, all participants will be able to download the event materials early next week. We will notify everyone by e-mail.

European Identity Awards Ceremony will take place in one hour. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners!

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