Real-World IAM in Practice

  • TYPE: Workshop DATE: May 17, 2013 TIME: 9:00-16:00
Pre-Conference Events

The workshop will guide participants through what IAM is, what it can do and more importantly what it cannot do. This will also focus on where IAM helps to ensure compliance and can bring increased levels of assurance and financial gains when focusing on the business enabling aspects that IAM can bring. During this part we will also discuss collaboration between companies and how it can help in increased momentum and development of standards.

No matter where you are in your IAM Program lifecycle you need to have a vision and a strategy and for those organization that have that it might be a good time to revisit those. The Vision and Strategy needs to be revisited with regular intervals as our businesses changes from both internal and external influences and the tools and capabilities improve. This is needed to ensure that the full potential of IAM is realized while maintaining forward momentum of the IAM Program; this is the case for both small and enterprise level organizations.

Having a common understanding of the subject we will move on to vision development. Through practical exercises we will develop a starting point for your IAM Program IAM vision and you will learn how to complete it.

Where the vision states where we want to go, we also need to know where we are today, and the maturity assessment will help us with that. The maturity assessment is really the analysis of the as-is state of our IAM Program and the workshop will guide participants on how to assess the maturity level.

With the vision and the maturity level assessment we now have a good point for starting the strategy development. There have always been a huge focus on best practices, and while they are good IAM is not a “one size fits all” activity. This workshop will therefore introduce the concept of IAM Patterns, which can be described as best practices but broken down and tailored to the type and size of the business as well as the desired outcome of the IAM Program. The IAM Pattern served as a template for the strategy and armed with the patterns we will use practical exercises to develop strategies.

The strategy is needed to develop a viable and realistic roadmap for implementation. The workshop will go through practical examples of strategy development based on different patterns. Also participants will learn how to segment the roadmap into smaller implementation blocks and will allow for a dynamic implementation that can facilitate the changes in the business and IT environment. The strategy and roadmap will focus on laying a foundation to facilitate quick wins and business enabling features first and secondly long-term strategic fulfillment.

Finally this workshop will discuss the concept of the independent trusted advisor as a part of your IAM Program.

The workshop uses real life scenarios to lead the participants through the steps to assure that the IAM Program meets their organization’s business requirements and will take into account relevant industry standards and best practices including:

  • Solvency II
  • SOX
  • Vision and Strategy Development
  • IAM Patterns

Who should attend?

This workshop is intended for the people in an organization that are concerned with developing, improving and implementing an IAM Program including:

  • IT Governance/Compliance/Audit managers
  • IT service managers
  • IT risk/security managers
  • Procurement and Legal managers
  • Line of business managers considering cloud services


The workshop will use IAM Programs based in the experience of the presenter as well as from the participants’ organization as a working example.  You will need to bring details of your IAM Program with you to the workshop.

Post Workshop Actions

In the three months following the workshop you are recommended to:

  • Complete a maturity assessment of your existing IAM capabilities
  • Develop a Vision for your IAM Program
  • Develop a Strategy for your IAM Program
  • Develop a Roadmap for implementation of your IAM Program
  • Assess the need for an independent trusted advisor to support your IAM Initiatives

In the longer term:

  • Drive the implementation of your IAM Program using IAM Patterns
  • Develop and enhance policies, procedures and process around IAM
  • Implement IAM as a primary architectural view


Real-World IAM in Practice Agenda

Friday, May 17, 2013
09:00 - 12:30 Taking IAM to the Next Level with IAM Patterns
Peter Cummings, Managing Partner, KuppingerCole
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 16:00 Achieving Success with your IAM Implementation
Peter Cummings, Managing Partner, KuppingerCole


Peter Cummings is a highly sought after Identity & Access Management Specialist with a vast amount of experience in planning and implementing complex programs; in addition Peter Cummings is the founder and chairman of the worlds largest Identity & Access Management community. Peter...

Rob Newby studied Physics at the University of Bath, UK, before graduating and choosing a career in Security and Risk Management. He is now a governance, risk and compliance specialist with a background in data security and consultancy within Government, Finance and Telecoms in the UK and...

Continuing Education Credits

This event qualifies for 4 CPE

Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Learning Level: Intermediate
Field: Computer Science

Who should attend: CIOs, CISOs, IT Managers, and the project managers and IT professionals with 3 or more years’ experience.

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Real-World IAM in Practice

Registration fee:
€995.00 $1243.75 S$1592.00 10945.00 kr
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