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Craig Burton

Distinguished Analyst


As the creator of breakthrough concepts like NetWare Open Systems, The Network Services Model, metadirectory, and The Internet Services Model, Craig Burton is one of the leading visionaries and analysts in the computing industry. He is a frequently consulted expert on new technologies and the process of making software infrastructure ubiquitous.

Craig’s visionary understanding of new technologies and his familiarity with the needs of technology users led him to identify the market for a metadirectory product and allowed him to articulate the essential attributes of such a product. Craig invented the conceptual basis for metadirectory over 20 years ago while leading Novell, Inc. to success.

Craig was one of the founding members of Novell, where he served as senior vice president of corporate marketing and development. During his eight years with Novell, Craig’s unique market strategies (which included the development of concepts such as file server technology, hardware independence, fault tolerance, Universal NetWare Architecture and NetWare Open Systems) resulted not only in market leadership for Novell, but also served to accelerate the movement toward transparent multivendor computing.

When he co-founded The Burton Group (TBG) in 1989, Craig began to study the concept of metadirectory in earnest. As CEO, president and principal analyst of TBG, Craig provided independent market analysis on network computing technology and industry trends.

At Prognosys, The Burton Group’s 1996 Conference on Network Computing, Craig presented the criteria for measuring whether a technology meets the metadirectory requirements set forth by The Burton Group.

Craig’s contributions to computing have earned him recognition as one of the industry’s most influential analysts.

Since 1997, Craig Burton has been an independent analyst consulting with many industry vendors and concentrating on the Internet Services Model and the paradox of selling software infrastructure.

Craig Burton recently joined KuppingerCole as a Distinguished Analyst.


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European Identity & Cloud Conference 2012

Apr 18, 2012
The Business Value of IT
How IAM can Catalyze the Secure Enterprise
Apr 18, 2012
The Future IT Organization
Winds of Change in your IT Organization: Get ready for the Future
Apr 18, 2012
Cloud Information Security
The Cornerstones of Information Security in the Cloud
Apr 18, 2012
Is SCIM a Scam?
Apr 18, 2012
One IT, One IAM
Why you should not believe in Cloud-only Solutions
Apr 19, 2012
Intention Economy
VRM and the Intention Economy: Now What?
Apr 19, 2012
The KuppingerCole IT Model and the API Economy
How the API Economy Leverages our Capabilities for Delivering Business Services
Apr 19, 2012
From Virtualization to the Cloud and Beyond
Apr 20, 2012
Agile Business: What your Business Expects from IT today
Apr 20, 2012
Agile Security: The Services you Need to Provide in your Identity and Security Infrastrucutre
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European Identity & Cloud Conference 2012

OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML, SCIM – How to Deal with all the Identity Providers and how to Federate?
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Planning, Managing and Governing IAM & Cloud I
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Planning, Managing and Governing IAM & Cloud II
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What to Focus on for Future-Proof IAM
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European Identity & Cloud Conference 2012

Registration fee:
€1980.00 $2475.00 S$3168.00 21780.00 kr
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+49 211 23707710
  • Apr 17 - 20, 2012 Munich, Germany

Key Topics

  • Making Information Security a Strategic Priority

  • Planning, Managing & Governing IAM & Cloud

  • How to Efficiently Protect Critical Infrastructures

  • Service-focused IT in the Age of Cloud Computing

  • Cloud Provider Assessment, Governance and Audit

  • Evaluating and Reducing the Risks of Cyber Crime

  • Mobile Privacy and Security

  • Cloud Computing Contracts & Law

  • Data Protection and Privacy

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