At the end of September and beginning of October, OASIS is holding a very important forum in London.
I am on the Program Management Committee for this forum which has an apt theme "Security Challenges for the Information Society".
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Gerry Gebel from Burton, an analyst I envy and a good friend (ok, or a person I know) is one of the Keynote speakers.
So if you are going to be in the region around that time, this forum is for you.
I am pretty excited about this forum because it not only covers all the advances in the Federated Identity Space, but also some of my favourite topics such as E-Gov Security, Browsers Security, Healthcare Security, Key Management and Access Control.
Gerry Gebel, Vice President and Service Director for Burton Group Identity and Privacy Strategies
Gerry covers identity management, federation, entitlement management, user provisioning, authentication technologies, directories, privacy issues, and PKI. Since joining Burton Group in 2000, Gerry has written numerous reports and articles on these topics. Gerry has also been instrumental in advancing the state of identity-based interoperability by leading demonstration projects for federation, entitlement management, and user-centric standards and specifications. Prior to joining Burton Group, Gerry gained experience in architecture, engineering, integration, and production support of mainframe, client sever and distributed systems in the financial services industry since 1986. Gerry was a founding member of Securities Industry Middleware Council (SIMC), a vertical industry organization representing the securities industry to the IT provider community and served as council vice president and Security Focus Group chairman.