The following is the latest view of the sessions we’ll be covering in November. Every topic, presenter, vendor panel, level-set analyst session and case study will focus on helping large end-user organization’s make the right technology decisions.
Overall Conference Schedule
Day 1 – Monday
Days 2, 3 – Tuesday, Wednesday
Main Conference Presentations and Panels
Day 4 – Thursday
Main Conference Details
Tuesday Nov. 12
Introduction, Conference Keynote. “Managing New Challenges and Opportunities”
Speaker: Gary Rowe, CEO and Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research
The challenges businesses face today are increasing exponentially as are the rewards for
The Digital Enterprise – An Integrated Ecosystem of Capabilities and Information that Defines a Responsive Business
Speaker: Karen Hobert, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research
All enterprises are transforming, to varying degrees, into Digital Enterprises. The
Digital Transformation is one of the most hyped topics and we will look to provide our definition using our Digital Enterprise reference architecture as a framework for the topic and as a roadmap for this conference. We’ll define key considerations for preparing for and maintaining a secure, successful digital enterprise.
Innovation – Introducing Experimentation and Disruption into the Digital Enterprise
Speakers: Wil Koenig, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research, Gary Zimmerman, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research
In the digital enterprise, innovation isn’t a one-time program; it is a continuous process that
TechVision will describe an approach to systematize innovation using reference architecture to help enterprises organize their innovation efforts into continuous, sustainable processes, and provide lessons learned from implementing innovation centers of excellence in large enterprises.
DevOps/Microservices and the Cloud; Architecting and Delivering the Digital Enterprise
Speakers: Chris Haddad, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research, Patrick McClory, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research
The emergence of the capabilities and practices of Cloud, SaaS, DevOps, and
TechVision will describe current and future state technology, core principles, and design patterns that help an enterprise achieve responsive and scalable business function delivery. We’ll also share a reference architecture to help enterprises envision the elements of and path towards a DevOps approach. We will also highlight the tactical, strategic, and cultural impacts that these changes imply.
Preparing for the Digital Enterprise: It Starts with Your Business Data
Speaker: Noreen Kendle, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research
Data is the foundation of a digital enterprise. Every touch point, every click, every
We’ll describe a systematic approach to understanding business data needs and mapping data to the appropriate sources. Business data is the foundation for virtually every topic we’re covering in this conference and is core to how modern businesses operate. It is also an area that is often overlooked and inadequately invested in as organizations often drop data in a date lake and expect AI/ML to clean up this mess. We’ll also examine how data both supports and can challenge enterprise security, privacy and governance.
Identity Management; A New Approach is Needed to Address the Digital Enterprise
Speakers: TechVision Principal Consulting Analysts covering IAM to include Gary Rowe, Doug Simmons, Archer Reed and David Goodman
A core theme TechVision Analysts will describe is that traditional IAM needs to move
In this session, the TechVision team discusses adapting existing enterprise IAM foundations to better support the digital enterprise, including developing a future state strategy that supports new objects (customers, partners, services, “things”), increased scale, and the movement of resources to the cloud. We’ll also set the stage for the rest of this section of the conference.
Building New Identity Foundations; Sempra Case Study (Enterprise) and CIAM Case Study
Speakers: Jenna Morton, Head of the Enterprise Identity Program, Sempra Energy, CIAM End-User Case Study (pending)
Case studies in building new IAM foundations for the enterprise and customers; This
Customer IAM (CIAM) Has Emerged; Developing Your Customer-Facing IAM Program
Speakers: David Goodman, Principal Consulting Analyst and leading CIAM Vendors are currently being invited
One of the hottest areas within Identity management, and rightly so, is CIAM. Customer
This panel session will start with key differences between Customer IAM and traditional enterprise identity management. We’ll then discuss different approaches to delivering the digital experience customers expect, how CIAM services support these goals and how this impacts enterprise business. We’ll also get a perspective on trends, customer requirements and development priorities from some of the leading suppliers of CIAM products and services.
The Disruptor: Decentralized (Blockchain/Self-Sovereign) Identity Systems and Verifiable Credentials
Speakers, Kurt Lieber, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Aetna, Gary Rowe, TechVision Research, Bob Blakely, Head of Security Innovation at Citicorp, Phil Windley, Chair of the Sovrin Foundation and Architect, CIOs office at Brigham Young University, Ankur Patel, Principal Program Manager, Decentralized Identity, Microsoft, Dan Gisolfi, IBM CTO Decentralized Identity, Blockchain Technologies
Traditional identity systems are mostly geared toward authentication and access
This panel session will describe this new approach, assess industry and vendor offerings and address the prerequisites and timing of this nascent approach. We’ll also contrast this model to one in which individuals “rent” IDs for every site they may conduct business with. We’ll look to provide insights to help enterprises better understand what this new environment is, how it benefits the enterprise and when it will be ready for “prime time”.
Putting the IAM Pieces Together; Standards and Integration
Speakers: David Goodman, TechVision Research and Executive Director Open Identity Exchange (OIX), Pamela Dingle, Director of Identity Standards, Microsoft, Wade Ellery, Radiant Logic
IAM is a capability that’s so established and critical to success that there’s a strong
This panel session describes the key standards, architectural elements, governance models and integration tools and approaches needed to extend/integrate existing services while transitioning the foundation for the future.
Identity Legends Panel
The “legends” are some of the top analysts, thought leaders, consultants, visionaries and experienced practitioners in this area and will be given an extended session to share their wisdom. These industry icons include Jamie Lewis, the founder and thought leader of Burton Group and one of the early disrupters in the IAM area. Jamie will kick off this session with a presentation that lays out the key topics, and issues. He will be joined on stage by Bob Blakely, former Research Director at Burton Group and Gartner and head of Security Innovation at Citicorp, Ian Glazer former Research Director at Burton Group and Gartner and current Vice President, Identity Product Management at Salesforce.com and Eve Maler, former Principal Identity Analyst at Forrester Research and current VP, Innovation and Emerging Technologies at ForgeRock.
This session will close out the day with a discussion about the past, present and future of
Wednesday Nov. 13
A CIOs Perspective on Securing the Digital Enterprise and an Initiative to Secure Multi-Cloud Environments
Speaker: Rich Mendola, CIO, Emory University and Founder of the RhedCloud Foundation
This presentation will describe the challenges facing Emory University and most large
New Security Models for a DevOps and Cloud World
Speaker: Jamie Lewis
The speed by which change occurs in enterprises today, the sheer volume of data, the
A key premise is that organizational silos and traditional security architectures cannot support the business effectively as enterprises adopt cloud-native platforms. To protect business assets in these environments, organizations must establish new methods, capabilities, and instrumentation. Security controls must be both agile and scalable (much like the identity services we discussed on Day 1), providing new capabilities that match this new environment. These new concepts and approaches will be described in this session.
The New Security Foundation; Start with Zero Trust
Speakers: Sorell Slaymaker, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research, leading Zero Trust vendors/industry experts being invited
This session will describe Zero Trust (ZT) at multiple levels and provide pragmatic
Security Models and Approaches for the API Economy
Speakers: Archer Reed, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research, Nathanael Coffing, Founder of Cloudentity, Bernard Harguindeguy, Chief Technology Officer, Sr V-P, Ping Identity, additional panel members being invited
APIs are key conduit of an efficient and scalable digital enterprise, but also represent
Pay Particular Attention to Privileged Users—Developing Your Privileged Access Management (PAM) Program and Strategy
Speakers: Doug Simmons, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research, Invited vendors from TechVision’s PAM Vendor short-list
Many if not most breaches start with compromised credentials. This session will describe
Why is Fine Grained Authorization so difficult and how can we fix this?
Speakers: Dan Beckett, Principal Consulting Analyst TechVision Research and Managing Partner at Security Architects Partners, Gerry Gabel, VP Business Development, Axiomatics and former Research Director, Burton Group, and others
Over the past 30 years the industry and IT/LOB teams at large organizations continue to
Upgrading Authentication Models
Speakers, Doug Simmons, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research, Alex Weinert, Group Security Program Manager, Microsoft, other invited panel members
We have anticipated the demise of password-centric authentication for decades. Our
MFA is becoming the standard, while password-less authentication, biometrics and other advances in authentication are being explored in support of the digital enterprise. This session will include a TechVision “level set” and perspectives from selected vendors as to how this landscape will and should change.
Speakers: Patrick McClory, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research, Chris Haddad, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research, Nick Nikols, VP Strategy Microfocus and former Principal Consulting Analyst at TechVision Research
In the digital enterprise, DevOps -- the principle of integrating development and IT
The Evolving Role of Analytics
Speakers: Jeff Nichols, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research, Jackson Shaw, Former VP Product Management One Identity, Additional Panel member pending.
The pace of change in development and production environment in the digital enterprise
In this session we will discuss the trends in using Analytics (AI, ML) to manage application delivery, quality, security, and performance in a dynamic DevSecOps / cloud native environment.
Privacy and Regulatory Controls Frame the Digital Enterprise
Speakers: Sari Ratican, Attorney focusing on privacy regulations and former Chief Privacy Officer from Amgen, David Goodman, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research, John Myracle, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research.
As enterprises extend their digital reach, secure their data, identify and provide context for
Security Legends Panel
Speakers: Fred Cohen, Principal Consulting Analyst TechVision Research/CEO of Management Analytics, Dan Blum, Managing Partner at Security Architects Partners, Nick Nikols, VP Strategy, Micro Focus, Kurt Lieber, VP and CISO, Aetna.
The Security topic will close out with a discussion about the past, present and future of
This session will leverage the expertise of legends and the audience to better frame the problems and potential solutions for enterprises and the industry.
These “legends” represent some of the top analysts, thought leaders, consultants, visionaries and practitioners that have unparalleled knowledge and experience in this area. This panel includes Dr. Fred Cohen; he is widely considered to be one of the leading security/risk experts in the world. He is best known as defining the term “computer virus” in the early 80s and the inventor of the most widely used computer virus defense techniques. Fred also started the security practice at Burton Group. The panel also features Dan Blum, one of the world’s foremost analysts, consultants and thought leaders in the security and identity management areas. The panel also features Nick Nikols who has designed security services, led product teams and served as a top analyst and consultant in this space over the past 30 years. And last but not least, it includes Kurt Lieber the Chief Information Security Officer from Aetna, with prior senior security leadership positions at Target, Kaiser Permanente and Goldman Sachs.
Don’t wait – you don’t want to miss your chance to attend this compelling and valuable event.