Speaker details

Volker Smid

President, General Manager, Europe, Middle East, & Africa


Volker Smid serves as President, General Manager of Novell EMEA. He is responsible for the full range of Novell's sales and consulting business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Smid was named general manager for Central Europe for Novell in May 2005, responsible for Novell's overall business in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining Novell, Smid was senior vice president, EMEA and Asia Pacific, at PTC, where he was responsible for the product life cycle and enterprise content management company's mid-market business. Smid also served as vice president for North America at POET AG, a platform provider for B2B eCommerce and supplier relationship management, and CEO of Prompt Medizinische Informationssysteme, a German software vendor.

He has an MSc in Computer Science — "Diplom- Informatiker (FH)" — from the University for Applied Sciences, Hamburg-Wedel.


Date Title

European Identity Conference 2008

Apr 22, 2008
Beyond Compliance: Policy Management as a Business Enabler


European Identity Conference 2008

Registration fee:
€1980.00 $2475.00 S$3168.00 21780.00 kr
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Contact person:

Ms. Bettina Buthmann
+49 211 23 70 77 23
  • Apr 22 - 25, 2008 Munich

Key Topics

  • Governance, compliance & risk

  • Scaling identity, provisioning and roles

  • Business-driven identity & enterprise information management

  • Role management is today, business role management is tomorrow

  • SOA & identity management - identity as a service

  • CardSpace & OpenID: understanding user centric identity management

  • IRM: how to control privacy and security of business information

  • eGovernment best practices and trends in Europe

  • Network access control & mobile identity

  • Authentication strategies

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