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Scheduled to Appear

Gary Rowe

CEO, TechVision Research

Gary helps companies turn strategy into reality. Whether it’s on the technical side where his depth of knowledge on subjects like identity, blockchain, IoT, privacy and several others, or on the business side in areas such as innovation, new business models, and organizational transformation, people seek Gary’s counsel.

His track record of helping enterprises successfully apply core infrastructure technology is reflected in his success in building businesses, including his latest, TechVision Research.  


Jamie Lewis

Venture Partner, Rain Capital, Former CEO/Research Chair, Burton Group

Jamie encourages others to challenge ideas, not people. Jamie has studied and influenced core infrastructure technologies for more than 25 years. He was founder and CEO of Burton Group, an enterprise IT research and advisory firm, which Gartner acquired in 2009. Subsequently, he began working with startups through angel investing. He joined Rain Capital as a Venture Partner in 2018.


Bob Blakley

Global Director of Information Security Innovation, Citibank

If you want to understand Information Security, Risk, Identity and Privacy, ask Bob Blakley. In addition to his work at Citi, he’s a member of the National Academy of Science’s Forum on Cyber Resilience, and is an organizer of the ACSA New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW). He is the author of, “CORBASecurity: An Introduction to Safe Computing with Objects,” published by Addison-Wesley. Bob holds twenty patents in cryptography and information security, and he publishes regularly in the academic literature on information security and privacy.

Eve Maler

VP of Innovation & Emerging Technology, ForgeRock 

People who want to understand digital identity seek out Eve Maler. Eve co-invented the SAML and XML standards. As part of ForgeRock’s Office of the CTO, Eve drives privacy and consent innovation.  Maler founded, and leads, the User-Managed Access (UMA) industry standard efforts. With the knowledge from this community, she guides ForgeRock’s implementation of UMA into the company’s identity and access solutions. She also directs the company’s engagement with interoperability standards, including Health Relationship Trust (HEART), and private forums such as Open Banking.

Karen Hobert

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Karen helps organizations eradicate workplace rigidity that is killing their ability to be agile, fast and innovative.

She has deep experience the digital transformation areas of content services, collaboration, messaging, social, information security, cloud platforms, and web services. 


Doug Simmons

Managing Director, TechVision Research

Doug helps companies get IT security, risk management, and identity and access management (IAM) right in an accelerating and ever-changing digital landscape.

Doug has helped hundreds of large enterprise clients in multiple vertical industries including financial services, health care, higher education, federal and state government, manufacturing, aerospace, energy, utilities, and critical infrastructure.

Archie Reed

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Archie helps companies reliably create and deliver strategy faster. Having developed and delivered solutions ranging from startups with fundamental MVP goals through to global enterprises deliver SaaS and Business Process Automation solutions globally with three 9’s reliability. Archie helps make the right calls to deliver success.

Patrick McClory

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Patrick helps enterprises thrive in the cloud. Patrick specializes in applying his high-scale automation and iterative application development experience to help our customers build and grow, bigger and faster. He helps enterprises move not only their infrastructure, but their strategies and plans to the cloud. From cloud-native design to cost-conscious implementation, Patrick helps you strategize, plan, implement and run the technology that powers your business.

Fred Cohen

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Fred helps companies define and manage risk. Dr. Fred Cohen is widely considered to be one of the leading security/risk experts in the world. He is best known as the person that defined the term “computer virus” and inventor of the most widely used computer virus defense techniques. He has authored over 200 published research articles, authored several books and established Masters and Ph.D. security programs now part of Webster University. His combination of management, technical, and communication skills, allows him to effectively bridge the gap between decision makers and implementers. With almost 40 years of experience and a global reputation for integrity, accuracy, and innovation, Fred Cohen is widely considered one of the world’s leading authorities in information protection and risk management.

Sorell Slaymaker

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Sorell helps companies communicate and collaborate effectively and securely. He is an accomplished IT Architect with a focus on network, security, and communications architecture and he specializes in IT Architecture – Network Architecture, SIP Trunking, Contact Centers, Unified Communications, and Security Architecture. With decades of experience in retail, insurance and healthcare sectors, and deep knowledge in security and advanced communications platforms, Sorell is a most sought-after resource.

Dan Blum

Managing Partner and Principal Consultant, Security Architects Partners

People turn to Dan to help them solve the most complex issues they have in security and identity. An internationally-recognized expert in security, privacy, cloud computing and identity management he develops Security Architects Partners’ business partnerships, creates content and leads consulting engagements. Formerly, he was a Golden Quill award-winning VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner and one of the founding partners of Burton Group. As a Principal Consultant at Security Architects Partners and formerly at Gartner, he has led or contributed to projects on security or digital identity strategy, architecture, risk management programs, risk assessments, and policy/process development.

Recently honored as a Privacy by Design Ambassador, he’s authored 2 books, written for numerous publications and participated in standards groups such as CSA, ISACA, OASIS and others.

Don Thibeau

President and Chairman; Open Identity Exchange

Don is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), a non-profit, technology agnostic, organization of global leaders from the private and public sectors. OIX is a test bed for business, legal and governance best practices and policies and operates the OIXnet registry. Don is Co-Chairman of OIX UK/Europe and the Co-Chair of the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods (Trust Elevation) Technical Committee. Don is also the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, a standards development organization. The foundation’s membership includes leaders from across industry sectors and governments that collaborate on the development, adoption and deployment of open identity standards.

Christopher Hills

Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Senior Solutions Architect, BeyondTrust

Christopher L Hills has more than 15 years’ experience as a Senior Security and Architecture Engineer operating in highly sensitive environments. Chris is a military veteran of the United States Navy and started with BeyondTrust after his most recent role leading a Privileged Access Management (PAM) team as a Technical Director within a Fortune 500 organization. In his current position, he currently has responsibilities as a Senior Solutions Architect consulting on PAM implementations and reports to the Office of the CTO as an acting Deputy CTO. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family on the water with their 32-foot speedboat in the summer and taking to the sand dunes and off-roading in the winter.

Bernard Harguindeguy

Chief Technology Officer & Sr. VP , Ping Identity

Bernard joined Ping by way of the Elastic Beam acquisition, where he was the founder and CEO. Elastic Beam built the first hybrid cloud solution that used advanced AI techniques to deliver deep visibility into API activity and stop cyberattacks. Most recently he was Chairman, President and CEO at Atlantis Computing (award-winning storage optimization software) and the CEO of Green Border which was acquired by Google. Bernard was also the Chairman of Booshaka acquired by Sprinkler, Chairman of Norskale acquired by Citrix, Chairman of BorderWare acquired by WatchGuard, Board Member at Sygate Technologies acquired by Symantec. Bernard earned a MS in Engineering Management from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Irvine where he was inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame.

Rich Mendola

Enterprise Chief Information Officer, Emory University

MendolaIn his CIO roles over the past 20 years, Rich has helped some of the top higher education and healthcare organizations improve and secure their IT services.  Building on his early career as a faculty member in the health sciences, Rich has always tried to balance the perspectives of academic researchers, clinicians and IT professionals.  Over his career, Rich has represented these interests on the advisory boards of some of the world largest technology companies, including Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft and Verizon.


In addition to his CIO role at Emory, Rich currently serves as the president and chairman of the RHEDcloud foundation, a not-for-profit consortium focused on securing cloud computing for research, education and healthcare.

Jenna Morton

Identity & Access Management Lead, Sempra Utilities

Jenna Morton leads the Identity & Access Management program at Sempra Utilities.  At Sempra, Jenna manages the IAM Operations team and multiple initiatives to improve the end user experience with strong Identity & Access Management practices.  She is passionate about working with different areas of the business to identify challenges and implement solutions that improve business processes and increase operational efficiencies.

Jenna has spent the past decade of her career in numerous roles in the IAM space ranging from consulting, system administration, project management, and program management.

Andy Smith

Vice President of Marketing, Centrify Corporation

Andy is a veteran of 30 years in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley. Currently responsible for Centrify’s demand generation, brand and go to market strategy. Andy has spent the majority of his time in Security, most recently as Sr Director of Product Management for Oracle responsible for their Identity & Security offerings. Andy is a veteran of several security startups including VP of Product Management at Bitzer Mobile that was acquired by Oracle and governance provider Virsa Systems that was acquired by SAP. Andy’s security background includes stints at ActivIdentity and Veridicom.

Andy is a frequent speaker on technology and security at industry events around the globe. Andy has a MBA from Santa Clara University and Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Occidental College. ”Shaping solutions that users love and solve real customer problems is what drives me.”

Wade Ellery

Director, Solutions Architects, Radiant Logic

Wade has extensive experience in enterprise IT direct and channel software, and services, sales and management. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in enterprise IAM, IAG, risk and compliance and IT security challenges.

Ankur Patel

Principal Program Manager; Microsoft

Ankur Patel leads Growth for Identity @ Microsoft. In recent times, he has led the effort for connecting LinkedIn, the world’s leading professional graph and Office 365, the world’s leading productivity graph. Currently, Ankur leads Microsoft’s efforts for a new form of identity for users to own and control their identity and associated data, powered with technology provided by Microsoft to empower everyone to achieve more.

Ian Glazer

VP Product Management / Founder; Salesforce / IDPro

Ian Glazer is the Vice President for Identity Product Management, at Salesforce. His responsibilities include leading the product management team, product strategy and identity standards work. Prior to that, he was a research vice president and agenda manager on the Identity and Privacy Strategies team at Gartner where he oversaw the team’s research. He is the founder and president of IDPro, the professional organization for digital identity management. He was also a founding member of the Management Council and Board of Directors for the US Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG). During his decade plus time in the identity industry he has co-authored a patent on federated user provisioning, co-authored the Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) Version 2 specification, contributed to the System for Cross Domain Identity Management (SCIM) Version 2 specification, and is a noted blogger, speaker, and photographer of his socks.

Gerry Gebel

VP Business Development, Axiomatics

Gerry is the VP of Business Development at Axiomatics, and in this role he supports our sales, marketing, customer support and product teams by managing strategic partnerships and alliances Prior to joining Axiomatics, Gebel was vice president and service director for Burton Group’s identity management practice. Gebel authored or contributed to more than 70 reports and articles on topics such as authorization, federation, identity and access governance, user provisioning and other IAM topics. In addition, Gebel has nearly 15 years experience in the financial services industry including architecture development, engineering, integration, and support of Internet, distributed, and mainframe systems.

Pamela Dingle

Director of Identity Standards; Microsoft

Pamela Dingle has 15 years of experience in implementation and architecture of identity standards for web access management, provisioning, and federation. As Director of Identity Standards at Microsoft, Pamela leads a team of experts dedicated to collaboration within the industry to imagine, author, and drive adoption of identity standards including single sign-on, API security, next generation credentials, authentication, and decentralized identity.

Sonny Dasgupta

Head of Product Marketing | Customer Data Cloud (Gigya) at SAP

Sonny is the head of product marketing for SAP Customer Data Cloud from Gigya. He is a seasoned veteran with over 12 years of B2B sales and marketing experience. Before joining the SAP Customer Data Cloud, Sonny led Product Marketing at HPE/Micro Focus for their Cybersecurity portfolio. Earlier in his career, he spent almost nine years at SAP, executing marketing strategies and demand gen programs to build market presence for SAP’s GRC, IAM and Mobile solutions.

Dan Gisolfi

CTO Decentralized Identity, Blockchain Technologies, IBM

Dan is client-facing Distinguished Executive Engineer. He is a passionate industry advocate for repairing the internet’s missing identity layer. He works with clients and industry advocates towards the maturation of an infrastructure of digital trust in support of decentralized identity solutions. As CTO of IBM’s Decentralized Identity strategy and product development efforts his passion for decentralized identity is illustrated by his actives within the Sovrin and DIF Foundations. He is an innovation agent that thrives on stewarding the incubation of novel business and technology concepts through all phases of the technology adoption lifecycle.

Dan drives the development and execution of a decentralized identity strategy that spans multiple business units (Security, Cloud, Blockchain) for both citizen and corporate interactions. This endeavor includes the design and development of a cloud-based offering for all identity stakeholders as well as the creation of devops tools that streamline the delivery of credential lifecycle management solutions. He also works with legal and business stakeholders on GDPR compliance using governance frameworks for public identity utilities.

Vibhuti Ranjan Sinha

Chief Cloud Officer,Saviynt

As Saviynt’s Chief Cloud Officer, Vibhuti Sinha, is the owner of Saviynt’s cloud platform and products of Saviynt. As the owner of Saviynt’s cloud platform, he is responsible to deliver Saviynt’s IGA and cloud security offerings as services to its customers across the globe. He is also responsible for the strategy and innovation of products to secure various cloud providers, cloud applications and platforms. He has 16+ years of experience in defining security vision and roadmap, building security solutions, defining IAM strategy and implementing large scale security platforms for Fortune 500 organizations.

Jackson Shaw

VP, Product Management, FORCEPOINT

Jackson Shaw is Forcepoint’s Vice-President of Product Management responsible for our cloud and network security products and solutions. Prior to joining Forcepoint, Jackson was the vice-president of product management at One Identity, a leading provider of identity and access management solutions. He has held positions at Quest Software, Dell Sonicwall, Dell Software Group along with over five years at Microsoft in product management roles that spanned security, Active Directory, Microsoft Identity Manager and Windows Server. Jackson began his identity management and security career as an early employee at Toronto-based Zoomit Corp., the pioneer in the development of meta-directory products, who Microsoft acquired in 1999.

You can follow him via on Twitter: @JacksonShaw

Todd Etchieson

Senior Director of Product for Akamai Identity Cloud

Todd Etchieson is Senior Director of Product for Akamai Identity Cloud (formerly Janrain) where he leads Product Management, Training, and Documentation. He has 27 years of experience as an engineer, product marketer, and product manager in high tech environments including telecommunications, embedded systems, IT, surveillance systems, and SaaS software and analytics. Prior to Akamai, Todd was Vice President of Client-Side Analytics at New Relic, where he led product management for New Relic’s Mobile, Browser, and Synthetics products as well as the product business platform and internal analytics. He has held executive and leadership positions at Flir Systems, Nike, and RadiSys Corporation and spent fourteen years in multiple positions with Nortel Networks. Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University.

Art Poghosyan

Founder & CEO, Britive Inc.

Art has spent nearly two decades of his professional career in Information Security. Starting out as a consultant with a Big 4 firm, Art spent eight years serving global enterprises across a variety of industries. In 2010, Art co-founded Advancive, a market leading brand for Identity & Access Management (IAM) consulting and solutions implementation. Art led the company’s exponential growth and eventual acquisition by Optiv Security. Art built and launched Optiv’s first managed IAM service offering focused on Privileged Access Management (PAM). Art left Optiv last year to start his next business venture, Britive, where he is serving as the CEO. Art is a frequent industry contributor, recognized for sponsorships and speaking engagements at events such as Identiverse, RSA Charge, ISSA LA Summit, and ISACA Orange County conference. He is a regular volunteer and contributor at (ISC)2 CISSP and ISSAP certification exam development workshops.

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