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EIC Speaker Spotlight: Peter Busch on Trust as the Key Concept

Peter Busch, Product Owner Distributed Ledger Technologies Mobility at Robert Bosch Group, is to deliver a presentation entitled Trust as the Key Concept in Future Mobility on Tuesday, September 14 starting at 3:30 pm. at EIC 2021 . To give you sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Peter some questions about his planned presentation. What are the problems of the identity's status quo today? Yeah, the identity status quo today. This is a tricky question because what we see these days is we get more and more in this area where we need identity, where...


Microsoft further strengthens Identity and Security offerings by CloudKnox Security acquisition

Microsoft last week announced another acquisition, a few days after announcing the acquisition of RiskIQ . This next acquisition is CloudKnox Security , a vendor offering unified privileged access and cloud entitlement management. These technologies, sometimes also referred to as CIEM (Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management), are essential for getting a grip on entitlements and access to cloud resources in multi-cloud and multi-hybrid environments. Permission Management for hybrid cloud infrastructures The CloudKnox Cloud Permissions Management Platform delivers a range of...


EIC Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Barbara Mandl & Dr. Angelika Steinacker on the Women in Identity Workshop

Women in Identity exists to foster new relationships and mentorship between women in technical fields and beyond. At EIC 2021 , Dr. Angelika Steinacker and Dr. Barbara Mandl will hold a pre-conference workshop on Monday, September 13 starting at 9:00 am. To give you sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Angelika and Barbara some questions about their planned workshop. Which audience do you hope to attract for your joint workshop on Women in Identity? We are hoping for a very diverse audience. We are addressing everyone who is currently working or...


EIC Speaker Spotlight: Doc Searls on Decentralized Identity

Doc Searls, Co-founder and board member of Customer Commons, and Director of ProjectVRM, is to deliver a keynote entitled Where Stands the Sovereign Self? at the European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021 . To give you sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Doc some questions about his planned presentation. Why does decentralized identity matter to companies today? You as an individual have sovereignty and agency when you put your shoes on in the morning, when you drive your car, when you ride your bicycle. [But] we don't have that much [agency] yet...


Cisco Future Hybrid Cloud

In early June 2021 Cisco announced its vision for the Future Cloud. This vision comprises two distinct elements – UCS, a unified hyperscale computing infrastructure and tools to provide end to end observability of hybrid cloud services . Hybrid Management Challenge As organizations adopt a hybrid IT delivery approach this increases the challenges of managing and securing the different elements.  Some of which are delivered as cloud services and some in other ways.  Usually, these different elements need different management and security tools and, where hundreds of...


EIC Speaker Spotlight: Gerald Horst on Effective Integration of Marketing, CRM, and Customer Identity and Access Management

Gerald Horst, PwC’s Digital Identity team leader in EMEA, is to deliver a presentation entitled Modernizing the Customer Journey at the European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021 . To give you sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Gerald some questions about his planned presentation. Why is there an increasing interest in digital transformation and how has the pandemic impacted digital transformation projects? Well, every year, PWC surveys CEOs across the globe about their strategic priorities in this “new normal”. This year, actually more than...


Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Play is Good News for Customers in Fight Against Ransomware

This week, Microsoft made official its agreement to acquire Threat Intelligence vendor RiskIQ in a deal rumoured to be worth around $500m. It is not an unusual event; Microsoft has absorbed five businesses already in 2021, and usually it is to acquire a discrete technology it deems useful or sometimes to push into emerging markets. This latest acquisition falls into both camps. While Threat Intelligence is not an emerging in the normal sense, it has acquired a new importance in the last 18 months as global cyber-attacks reached a new level of intensity. The fact this has run in parallel...


EIC Speaker Spotlight: Annie Bailey on the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Annie Bailey, Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole, will host the Artificial Intelligence stream at European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021 . To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Annie some questions about the future of AI. What is AI's future?  We can think about the future of AI in three different ways. So we could of course think about it from the technological advancements, which are happening right now, and really speeding up at a rate that we haven't seen before. So there are advancements in AI in conversation and cognitive use...


EIC Speaker Spotlight: Michele Nati on Decentralized Identity

Michele Nati, Head of Telco and Infrastructure Development at the IOTA Foundation, will participate in panels on Decentralized Identity and Self-Sovereign Identity at the European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021 . To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Michele some questions about what he will bring to the panels. Are we entering a new era of identity with decentralized identity? Absolutely. Yes, we are changing the way we generate identities, we manage identities and we verify identities and we access services. So the European...


EIC Speaker Spotlight: Patrick Parker on Complexity in IT

Patrick Parker, innovation-driven entrepreneur as well as founder and CEO at Identity Management and Cloud Security firm EmpowerID, will deliver a keynote presentation entitled Complexity Has Reached a Tipping Point in IT – What Can We Do About It? at the European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021 . To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Patrick some questions about his planned presentation. Why do you think that complexity has reached a tipping point in IT? From our experience, large customers typically have 3,000 to 5,000 different...

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