It was a good opportunity to meet and discuss with our European customers (or the European teams of our global customers). For me, the main topic of discussion was Kubernetes and running Directory Services in Docker/K8S. It was also something that I’ve discussed a little bit during the Nashville Identity Live, but not as much as I did in Berlin. I also did a talk on that subject at the Identity Live Cloud Workshop (the second day of the event is focusing on the technical aspects of our products and solutions). I’ve started to write another article to detail my talk. I hope to publish it here in the next few days. Meanwhile, you can find all the photos from Identity Live Berlin on my Flickr page as usual.
Note that Identity Live Berlin took place at the “Classic Remise” which is a showroom for old and sports cars. An unusual place for a conference, but a good opportunity to admire some pretty old cars and try to take a different kind of photos.
Meet the Security and Identity rockstars and thought leaders at The Identity Summit, May 27-29th 2015 !
In addition to the two full days of sessions, this year at The Identity Summit, all ForgeRock customers are invited to participate in a pre-event community day where you will be able to interact with ForgeRock product development and other customers.
The event will take place at the Ritz in Half Moon Bay, California.
Register today. Sign-up for the customer user group is part of The Identity Summit registration process. Make sure to add the Customer User Group as an “Additional Item” before submitting your information.
Last week at the nice Powerscourt Estate, outside Dublin, Ireland, ForgeRock hosted the European Identity Relationship Management Summit, attended by over 200 partners, customers, prospects, users of ForgeRock technologies. What a great European IRMSummit it was !
If you haven’t been able to attend, here’s some highlights:
I heard many talks and discussions about Identity being the cornerstone in the digital transformation of enterprises and organizations. It shifting identity projects from a cost center to revenue generators.
There was lots of focus on consumer identity and access management, with some perspectives on current identity standards and what is going to be needed from the IRM solutions. We’ve also heard from security and analytics vendors, demonstrating how ForgeRock’s Open Identity Stack can be combined with the network security layer or with analytics tools to increase security and context awareness when controlling access.
Many talks about Internet of Things and especially demonstration around defining the relationship between a Thing and a User, securing the access to the data produced by the Thing. We’ve seen a door lock being unlocked with a NFC enabled mobile phone, by provisioning over the air the appropriate credentials, a smart coffee machine able to identify the coffee type and the user, pushing the data to a web service, and asking the user for consent to share. There’s a common understanding that all the things will have identities and relations with other identities.
There were several interesting discussions and presentations about Digital Citizens, illustrated by reports from deployments in Norway, Switzerland, Nigeria, and the European Commission cross-border authentication initiatives STORK and eIDAS…
Half a day was dedicated to ForgeRock products, with introductory trainings, demonstrations of coming features in OpenAM, OpenDJ, OpenIDM and OpenIG. During the Wednesday afternoon, I did 2 presentations on OpenIG, demonstrating the ease of integration of OAuth2.0 and OpenID Connect to protect applications and APIs, and on OpenDJ, demonstrating the flexibility and power of the REST to LDAP interface.
The summit wouldn’t be such a great conference if there was no plan for social interactions and fun. This year we had a nice dinner in the Powerscourt house (aka the Castle) followed by live music in the pub. The band was great, but became even better when Joni and Eve joined them for a few songs, for the great pleasure of all the guests.
Of course, I have to admit that the best part of the IRM Summit in Ireland was the pints of Guinness !
To all attendees, thank you for your participation, the interesting discussions and the input to our products. I’m looking forward to see you again next year for the 2015 edition. Sláinte !
[Updated on Nov 11] Added link to the highlight video produced by Markus
[Updated on Nov 13] Added link to the slideshare folder where all presentations have been published
[Updated on Nob 24] Added link to the all videos on ForgeRock’s YouTube page
Starting Monday next week, at the Powerscourt Estate near Dublin, the European IRM Summit is just a few days away.
I’m polishing the content and demos for the 2 sessions that I’m presenting, one for each product that I’m managing: OpenDJ and OpenIG. Both take place on the Wednesday afternoon in the Technology Overview track.
If you’re still contemplating whether you should attend the event, check the finalised agenda. And hurry up to the Registration site ! I’m told there are a few remaining seats available, but they might not last for long!
I looking forward to seeing everyone next week in Ireland.
Two weeks ago, the first IRM Summit took place in Phoenix AZ, at the amazing Arizona Biltmore. It was a great pleasure to meet with many friends and acquaintances, analysts and experts in the Identity space. Lots of conversations, ideas et food for thoughts !
Last week, ForgeRock hosted its first european Open Identity Summit, in the “Chateau de Béhoust” just outside Paris. For two and half days, our 110+ visitors, a mix of customers, prospect customers, partners and consultants, could attend presentations, meet and greet with ForgeRock employees, have lengthy discussions with peers, exchanging experience or use case scenarios around the ForgeRock Open Identity Stack. All of this in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
All of the presentations have been filmed and will be available shortly through our web site and the summit page. If you missed the event and want to get a feel of the content, please check Simon Moffat’s review.
Join us for the Open Identity Stack Summit Europe, on 14-16 October 2013 at the Domaine de Béhoust, France.
We will be gathering at ForgeRock’s luxe Chateau, Domaine de Béhoust (just outside Paris), where our Open Identity Stack community will delve into OpenAM, OpenIDM, and OpenDJ best practices, use cases, how-tos, and more.
We’ve been saying for a long time that identity & access management (IAM) must be reconstructed to adapt to today’s problems. Modern APIs, standards, scale, speed, and modular architecture are all needed for successful modern IAM deployments. The agenda will include dynamic working sessions addressing the latest IAM developments, including mobility, identity bridge, and customer case studies.
If you want to get a feel of the atmosphere of the conference, check the photo album from the first ForgeRock Open Identity Summit or get a glimpse at the skills of one of our keynote speakers : I hope to see you at ForgeRock’s chateau in October !