There is a difference between knowing what to do and how to do it in a way that works in the real world. We have personally invited speakers and panelists that have a depth of knowledge and experience to share on the subjects you care about.

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Invited to Appear

Gary Rowe

CEO and Principal Consulting Analyst, 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.  


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.

Diana Kelley

Principal Consulting Analyst – TechVision Research

Diana Kelley’s security career spans over 30 years. Diana is a Principal Consulting Analyst at TechVision Research, and her focus will be on wide-ranging trends and topics in cybersecurity including Next-Gen SOC (security operations centers) & Incident Response, Secure Software Development/DevSecOps, and Extended Detection and Response (XDR). Before joining TechVision, she was the Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft, Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM Security, GM at Symantec, VP at Burton Group (now Gartner), and a Manager at KPMG.

Jenna Morton

Identity & Access Manager, 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.

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.

David Goodman, D.Phil

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

David has over 25 years experience in senior identity management positions in Europe and the US. He led two prominent pioneering EC-funded identity/security projects while working for IBM, firstly with Lotus in the Notes/Domino product management team and later with Tivoli’s security division. He has led several start-ups in the identity space and spent eight years in senior product management roles for telecom providers Apertio, Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson.

He has worked as a technology analyst and consulted with some of the largest companies in Europe and the US. He has particular insights in the European privacy/regulatory environment, European clients and vendors. For 13 years he was chairman of EEMA, the leading European identity and security membership association.

David, who is based in Scotland, graduated from the University of Manchester and completed a doctorate at Oxford University’s Oriental Institute.

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.

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

Sari Ratican

Attorney at Law at Perkins Coie LLP

Sari Heller Ratican’s global privacy and data protection practice focuses on providing practical advice tailored to each client’s unique needs. Her advice reflects her extensive in-house experience as the first Chief Privacy Officer for Amgen, Inc., the world’s largest biotechnology company, where she built and implemented the company’s global privacy program across more than 75 countries. In addition to implementing Amgen’s privacy program globally, Sari also was instrumental in strategically implementing privacy and data protection considerations and controls throughout the company’s matrixed environment including its commercial, clinical, customer experience, and digital health functions.

Sari is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (EU and US) and has been actively involved in several global privacy and data protection organizations including the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium, and the International Medical Device Privacy Consortium.

Gary Zimmerman

CMO and Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Gary is an experienced executive that helps companies deliver new offers and expand markets.  His track record includes launching four companies, twenty-plus products, building and leading high-performance organizations in both marketing and SaaS development, and generating millions in sales.

Steeped in technology having led marketing, business development, product management, large-scale software development, and operational efforts in several global enterprises including AT&T, Marubeni, Infonet, and Neustar.

Andrew Nash

Managing Vice President of Identity Services; Capital One

Andrew Nash is the Managing Vice President of Identity Services at Capital One. He joined Capital One in 2018, following the company’s acquisition of Confyrm—a startup focused on developing leading edge identity fraud detection and alerting systems, including identity validation and contraindication mechanisms. Prior to founding Confyrm, Andrew developed consumer identity vetting and verified information systems as CTO for Trulioo. In this role, he investigated and developed alternative identity validation services for online establishment of real world identities. Formerly, Andrew was Director of Identity Services at Google, operating the largest consumer identity provider in the world at that time, managing over billion consumer and enterprise identities. As Senior Director of Consumer Identity at PayPal, he managed over 350 million identities validated for use in financial services, complying with US Banking, AML and anti- terrorist funding requirements. As Director of Technologies at RSA Security, Andrew worked on a wide range of identity and security systems. A leader in PKI and Web-Services markets, he has co-authored numerous Web Services security specifications and is author of a book on Public Key Infrastructure. Andrew was a founding board member at the OpenID Foundation, the Open Identity eXchange (OIX) and the Information Card Foundation. In 2006, he was recognized by InfoWorld as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential CTOs”. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Sydney and holds a M.S. degree in software engineering.

John Myracle

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

A dedicated in-the-trenches research consultant with a proven history helping hi-tech clients, from early stage start-up to Fortune 1000 companies, on a broad range of issues that arise with assessing and introducing emerging technologies to evolve their core IT capabilities.

An experienced and resourceful intellectual property technical specialist / patent engineer that assisted clients in navigating complex matters related the development, protection, and monetization of their patent portfolios.

Served as a system architect, product manager, project manager, and senior consultant assisting companies for over 25+ years while at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, IBM, Southwestern Bell Corporation, and a number of startups.

Nick Nikols

Vice President, Strategy, Micro Focus

Nick has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry both in developing industry-leading Identity and Cybersecurity solutions and as an industry analyst conducting research and helping clients with issues ranging from consumer identity and securing cloud environments to access governance and secure DevOps. Nick has held leadership positions such as SVP of Product Management and CTO of Cybersecurity at CA Technologies, CTO and GM of Identity and Access Management and Windows Management at Quest Software, VP of Product Management and CTO of Security at Novell, as well as Research Director at Gartner, Head of Research at TechVision Research, and Senior Analyst at Burton Group. Nick has presented at RSA’s Security Conference, Gartner’s Catalyst and Identity and Access Management Summits, and at many industry events.

Jeff Nichols

Principle Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Jeff Nichols has spent over 30 years as an executive, technologist, consultant and thought leader including 10 years in the health care space and 10+ years in the energy industry. He was most recently Director of IT at Sempra Energy leading the company’s efforts in networks, “big data”, technology infrastructure, compliance, information management, & enterprise architecture. Recent efforts he led include starting an RPA program, a wide-ranging technology transformation program and an application rationalization program. He was formerly Executive Director at Kaiser Permanente after leading a consulting firm focused on IT in the health care industry.

Chris Haddad

Principle Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Chris Haddad is a software and services pioneer whose entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen, and technology leadership crafted multiple successful startups and transformed Enterprise IT teams.
Chris led and managed two Gartner research teams covering Application Platform and Data Management coverage areas. The teams are responsible for delivering industry analysis, research, and strategic consulting to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies. He also built Burton Group’s reference architecture in the application platform space.
While at Burton Group and Gartner Chris delivered strategy and roadmap consulting projects with a focus on Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, and application platform modernization. Clients include Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Liberty Mutual, New York Life, Target, Cargill, Department of Homeland Security, SPAWAR, Celesio, Vodofone, Siemens Networks, Nokia, and more.

Wil Koenig

Global Services Architect, Atos

Wil’s past pursuits include that of Founding Director of Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs Silicon Valley, where he launched and operated a Design Lab as a vehicle to transform the Bank’s technology, processes, organization and culture, Principal Enterprise Architect with Cisco Systems engaged in fixed term client facing activities including covering IT-as-a-Service proposals, managed services optimization efforts, organizational design, and architecture program management office developments, and at Bank of America, where he led or participated in numerous business focused strategic efforts including cloud computing and global delivery frameworks and innovation demand and supply portfolio curation, architecture initiatives covering messaging and collaboration, and related operational compliance platforms, and myriad merger related transition planning and integration pursuits.

Paul Mezzera

VP of product and market strategy at Saviynt

Paul is VP of product and market strategy at Saviynt and has 20+ years of experience in IAM. This includes both architecting and implementing IAM solutions along with leading a global team for delivering and supporting IAM shared services. He has worked in both the financial and healthcare industries.  Most recently Paul was an industry analyst at Gartner in the technical professionals team, covering IGA, PAM and customer IAM. He authored research on solution comparisons of IGA and CIAM solutions in addition to writing the first paper on cloud entitlement management (CIEM).

Nathanael Coffing

CSO and Co-Founder, CloudEntity

Nathanael is the CSO and Co-Founder of Cloudentity. His extensive knowledge of Identity and Data security has been a major driver in extending authentication and dynamic authorization to any user, service or thing. With a core focus on ultra-scale and microservices security creating the market’s first microservices Zero Trust platform that provides the best customer experience bringing authentication, dynamic Authorization to API Security.

Phil Windley

Formaer Chair of the Sovrin Foundation

Phillip J. Windley, Ph.D. is an Enterprise Architect at Brigham Young University. Dr. Windley is a frequent author and speaker on the digital identity, decentralization, blockchains and ledgers, microservice architectures, domain driven design, internet of things, and event-driven systems. He is the co-founder and organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop. Dr. Windley is the author of the books “The Live Web” published by Course Technology in 2011 and “Digital Identity” published by O’Reilly Media in 2005. Dr. Windley is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. 

Miguel Furtado

Sr. Manager of Identity Engineering at Blue Shield of California

Throughout his 18 year career in the identity field, he has managed identity engineering teams in large financial institutions where he helped lead the M&A project between BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors, the 2 largest asset managers in the world.

Miguel also lead the directory services and engineering teams at eBay, one of the top 10 e-commerce platforms in the world, and most recently in healthcare, where he is currently driving the introduction of new directory technologies to help Blue Shield of California achieve its mission of healthcare innovation.


Miguel strives for operational excellence, innovation, and a security-first mindset within identity engineering.

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