“I wanted to congratulate you on the organisation of the European Identity Conference. It was a pleasure to interact with my peers and discuss strategy. I am looking forward to the next one.”

Ariel Gordon
Director Enablers, Orange France Telecom – Group Strategic Marketing

Thanks to 450+ attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and press members, EIC 2008 has met its role as a major platform to create, support and foster the dialog between thought leaders and users, but as well between thought leaders themselves, between Europeans and Americans, vendors, vendor partners and users, between open source initiatives and the market. Intensive discussions inside the sessions and outside, exchange of experiences and ideas – We think, Ariel Gordon’s statement above represents an opinion shared by most of us. Thank you for attending and contributing. See you again next year on May 5 – 8, 2009. Until then, please visit the European Identity Conference Blog regularly for news and updates.
Dave Kearns, Kim Cameron, Jackson Shaw, Felix Gaehtgens, and Dale Olds

The conference has been photographed, blogged and filmed a lot. Here is a list of links to some of the stuff giving an overall impression on EIC 2008.

Please tell us, if we missed something.

Some of the attending companies and organizations (not including sponsors and exhibitors):

Adidas, Allianz, Amadeus, AMB Generali, Ansmann, AOL, Audi, Axa Tech, AxiCom, BASF, Bayerische Landesbank, BMW, Bombardier, bos, BT, BRZ, BSH Bosch Siemens, Budapest Bank GE Money, Bundesdruckerei, Bundeskanzleramt Austria, Burgenld. Elektrizitätswerke, bwin, C2C, Cetrel, Connecta, Crypto-Pro, CSI Piemonte, Daimler, Dataport, Datev, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Lufthansa, Deutsche Post, Deutsche Rentenversicherung, Deutsche Telekom, Dexia Banque, DHL, E.ON, EDS, Eduserv, Electrabel, EnBW, Ernst & Young, ESMM, FIDUCIA; Fraunhofer Institute, GAD, GaVI, GEHE, Generali Switzerland, GKI, Giesecke & Devrient, Grabowski, Gruner + Jahr, H. Lundbeck, Helmholtz Zentrum, Henkel, HUK Coburg, HVB, ICTU, IDM Partners, ING Group, Innenministrerium der Republik Österreich, Intel, IT Quality, iteratec, IZB, Kyorn, Landesbank Hessen Thüringen, Landschaftsverband Rheinland, LC Systems-Engineering, LGT Bank, Liverpool Women´s Foundation Trust Hospital, Logica Suomi, LogicaCMG, Lufthansa Systems, MAN, Max Planck Society, MGI Metro, mii, Ministry van Verkeer Netherlands, MODCOMP, MSG Systems, Multivac, MXI, CNIPA, Netamia, Netmesh, Nexus, Nokia Siemens Networks, OMV Solutions, open4business, Orange France Telecom, Österreichische Post, Paul Hartmann, PayPal, Petrom, Philips, Premiere, Pulsen, PwC, Reed Elsevier, RM5, Rohde & Schwarz, RWE Systems, Shell, Sigmeta, SITA, SMALS, Spellpoint, Statistisches Bundesamt, Steria Mummert, Stover, Swisscom, SwissSign, Switchbook, Syntlogo, Telekom Austria, Telindus, T-Mobile, Traxion, Trumpf, T-Systems, TTS; Tubitak Uekae, ULD Kiel, UNDP, Voestalpine, W&W Informatik, Weber Shandwick, Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund…

Keynote speakers

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Prof. Dr. Björn Bergh
CIO, Univ. Hospital Heidelberg
Kim Cameron
Architect of Identity, Microsoft Corp.
André Durand
CEO, Ping Identity
Ariel Gordon
France Telecom/Orange
Keith Grayson
Business Development Manager EMEA, SAP
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Paul Heiden
CEO, BHOLD Company
Amit Jasuja
VP, Oracle
Dave Kearns
Network World
Martin Kuppinger
Founder, Kuppinger Cole
Casey Plunkett
Dir. of Worldwide Sales, Tivoli Security, IBM
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Prof. Dr. Reinhard Posch
CIO for the Austrian Federal Government
Doc Searls
Harvard Fellow
Jackson Shaw
Active Directory Expert, Quest Software
Volker Smid
President, GM EMEA, Novell
Siegfried Schallenmueller
President Prof. Services, Siemens
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Eckhard Voelcker
CEO, Voelcker Informatik AG
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Global Head of IT Advisory, KPMG

Best Practices from Ansmann AG; AOL; BASF; BMW; BT; bwin, Bombardier Transportation; City College Coventry; CSI Piemonte; Deutsche Bank; DigiNotar; eGovernment Austria, Germany, Italy; E.ON; France Telecom / Orange; GENERALI Holding; HypoVereinsbank; ING Group; Liverpool Women´s NHS Trust Hospital; IZB; Max Planck Society; Philips; Premiere TV; Reed Elsevier; RWE; SMALS; Star Alliance; Siemens AG; University Hospital Hamburg; United Nations; University Hospital Heidelberg; Volkswagen Group…

For hundreds of Identity Management professionals, the European Identity Conference provides an unbiased source of new insights and ideas on a broad scale from business-oriented briefings to hands-on like workshop sessions, with a great number of best practices presentations from real world deployments. With its community-like social networking and knowledge sharing opportunities, the European Identity Conference has become an annual must-attend event.

„The European Identity Conference is a must for anybody who deals with identity management and with the impact of current compliance requirements on IT. Compliments to the organizer who has composed an excellent agenda.“

Sabrina Sommer, KION Information Management Services GmbH

Key Topics

  • Governance, compliance & risk
  • Scaling identity, provisioning and roles: lessons learned, vendor comparisons and trend analysis
  • Business-driven identity & enterprise information management
  • Role management is today. Business role management is tomorrow
  • SOA & identity management – identity as a service
  • CardSpace & OpenID: understanding user centric identity management
  • Information rights management: how to control privacy and security of business information
  • eGovernment best practices and trends in Europe
  • Network access control & mobile identity
  • Authentication strategies

„Thank you very much again for this very informative and well organized conference. I will certainly take part next year as well“

Sebastian Weber, DaimlerChrysler AG

The second European Identity Conference will again be the center of the Identity Management and Digital ID community in Europe. With hundreds of attendees, over 100 speakers from all around the world and a large exhibition area, the conference will be the place to be. New developments and trends, best practices from dozens of companies and organizations, top speakers from end users to the thought leaders, brand new analysis from Kuppinger Cole + Partner

„I would like to congratulate you on a truly successful 1st European Identity Conference“

Thomas Uhl, CEO Topalis AG

Agenda Overview

220408 Pre-Conference Workshops
Keynote Sessions
  Track I: GRC Track II: User Centric, Mobile, Federation Track III: Security, Information, SOA Track IV: Verticals Fast Track &
Best Practice
230408 Managing GRC
Mod: Jörg Asma
Internet Scale Identity
Mod: Holger Dambeck
Identity Driven Security
Mod: Sebastian Rohr
Automotive & Manufacturing Forum
Mod: Dr. F. Vogel
Best Practice
Mod:Martin Kuppinger
GRC Solutions
Mod: Jörg Asma
Identity Federation
Mod: Felix Gaehtgens
Context Based Authentication
Mod: Dave Kearns
Finance Forum
Mod: Dr. Horst Walther
240408 Entitlement Management
Mod: Jörg Asma
Mobile Identity
Mod: Mario Hoffmann
Business Information Management
Mod: Sebastian Rohr
e-Government Forum
Mod: Felix Gaehtgens
Best Practice
Mod: Dr. Horst Walther
Business Roles
Mod: Jörg Asma
User Centric Identity
Mod: Johannes Ernst
Mod: Martin Kuppinger
e-Health Forum
Mod: Dr. Joerg Caumanns
250408 Workshops


Automotive & Manufacturing Forum

How to efficiently manage internal and external Identities in complex Collaboration Environments

Organizations regularly need to share information and applications internally and with external partners. Relationships with external identities, not only in manufacturing related projects, tend to be complex. They change on a project to project basis between competitional and collaborative, rising requirements for provisioning and access rights management to a level which usually cannot be solved by “traditional” Identity Management solutions. This Forum will describe different approaches to manage, audit and measure cross-enterprise information sharing.

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Dr. Friedel L. Vogel


Finance Forum

Reducing the Cost of enforcing Controls and achieving Compliance through Identity Management

The 2008 Finance Forum at the European Identity Conference will explore Governance, Risk and Compliance aspects specific for Finance industries in Europe. Efficient risk-based Identity Management is more and more becoming a key differentiator from the competition, as threat scenarios are becoming more sophisticated and at the same time identity fraud and identity theft awareness rise amongst customers and partners. The need for and value of compliance automation has been evident in this context. But how can it be achieved efficiently? Join this Forum and get the right answers.

Dr. Horst Walther


eGovernment Forum

Implementing Standards, Securing Interoperability

1st Generation eGovernment applications – in spite of EC efforts – in general are isolated solutions, where industry standards and integration with similar services in other regions usually don´t played a big role. This panel will focus on how to change this through adoption of Identity Federation and User Centric Identity approaches. Felix Gaehtgens will moderate this interesting track, in which Public Services CIOs and Identity Management Thought Leaders will discuss their points of view.

Felix Gaehtgens


eHealth Forum

Improving Operational Efficiency and Patient Loyalty in Hospitals

eHealth is more than just a smartcard for patients. It first and foremost starts at streamlining internal processes in hospitals, enababling management of identities based on business roles in a highly regulated environment. At the same time the electronic patient´s act enables on the one hand substantial saving potentials, on the other hand it improves the mutual trust between medical facilities and patients. The eHealth panel 2008 as part of the European Identity Conference will be moderated by Dr. Joerg Caumanns from Fraunhofer Institute.

Dr. Joerg Caumanns


Expert Track Moderators

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Jörg Asma
Partner, KPMG
Johannes Ernst
CEO, Netmesh
Felix Gaehtgens
Senior Analyst, Kuppinger Cole
Dave Kearns
Network World
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Martin Kuppinger
Co-Founder, Kuppinger Cole
Sebastian Rohr
Senior Analyst, Kuppinger Cole
Holger Dambeck
Editor, Spiegel Online
Dr. Horst Walther
Senior Analyst, Kuppinger Cole
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