Industry Thought Leaders Share Identity and Access Management Best Practices at Aveksa eSymposium
Experienced Practitioners Agree That Business-Driven Approach Is Essential For Successful IAM Initiatives
Aveksa, Inc., the leading provider of Business-Driven Identity and Access Management solutions, today announced that it recently hosted the 2012 Identity and Access Management eSymposium consisting of multiple online tracks designed to provide enterprises with IAM best practices. The live event, which was held on June 19, 2012, drew over 300 registered attendees and featured multiple presentations including a keynote presentation from experienced practitioners. It also included IAM-related presentations from industry thought leaders such as Aveksa Founder and CTO Deepak Taneja and Art Poghosyan, Managing Director of Advancive Technology Solutions, and case studies from multiple Aveksa customers. A recorded version of the event is now available here.
The keynote for the eSymposium, entitled “Business-Driven Identity Management: Are You On Track?,” featured a panel of senior-level IT Security executives who explored and debated past and future approaches to Identity Management, recommended approaches that have been successful for their organizations and discussed the advantages of a business-driven approach to Identity and Access Management. The keynote session was moderated by Craig Shumard, CISO Emeritus of Cigna, and featured three Aveksa customers as guest panelists– Tom Van Winkle, Director of Information Security at Alliance Data Retail Services, Karen Kemp, Director of Operational Risk at Direct Energy and Daniel Poliquin, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP.
The panelists in the keynote session provided attendees with a wide range of best practices for Identity and Access Management based on their broad experience implementing IAM processes at their organizations. During the discussion they examined the shortcomings of traditional IAM approaches and detailed what their companies are doing to ensure that their current IAM processes are meeting both their risk management and compliance requirements. The panelists also addressed how to:
- Shift access decision responsibility to the business
- Provide a centralized identity and access context
- Implement a process-driven IAM approach across the entire enterprise
- Leverage policy-based automation for greater IAM efficiency.
One of the major takeaways from the keynote session was the need for enterprises to move away from traditional IAM processes to a business-driven approach that provides full business context across IAM systems and empowers line of business owners to take ownership of identity and access control.
In addition to the keynote session, the 2012 Identity and Access Management eSymposium featured unique and informative content from industry thought leaders such as Aveksa Founder and CTO Deepak Taneja and Art Poghosyan, Managing Director of Advancive Technology Solutions. In a short video segment and corresponding white paper, Taneja discussed why business-driven IAM is important and how it is transforming the way organizations manage access decisions. Poghosyan focused on why some IAM projects have failed, lessons learned, and the success of solutions that employ a business-driven approach to identity and access. The eSymposium also featured Aveksa customer case studies from Friends Life and Cricket Communications.
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