Microservices and IAM

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, May 16, 2019 TIME: 14:30-15:30 LOCATION: ALPSEE


Microservices, like APIs a few years prior, have experienced an amazing evolution: from a fairly technical concept for designing complex applications as a collection of loosely coupled and independently deployable components organized around business capabilities, microservices have grown to become one of the hottest buzzwords in the IT industry and beyond. But what are the reasons behind this surge in popularity?

In the age of digital transformation, when technologies, regulations and even whole markets change so rapidly, bringing a new product or service to customers as quickly as possible is a key competitive factor. For many digital businesses, this architectural style, powered by other disruptive technologies like cloud computing and container orchestration, allows to design, develop, test and deploy their applications much quicker and at a scale unimaginable earlier. Microservices don’t just make DevOps specialists’ lives easier but bring tangible business benefits for companies – reducing the time to market, shortening development cycles and improving the agility and efficiency of their business processes. However, microservice architectures have their own issues and challenges that companies must understand before jumping on the bandwagon.

In this introductory session, we are going to present the key concepts of microservices and their related technologies, demonstrate the benefits of microservice architectures and outline the potential challenges, for internal software development as well as for deploying and operating third-party solutions, IAM or otherwise…


Alexei is an analyst with specific focus on cybersecurity. His deep technical understanding allows him to support customers even with complex architectural and security challenges. Previously he has served as KuppingerCole's CTO. After graduating with an MSc degree in Mathematics and...

Anmol Singh is a lead analyst at KuppingerCole. He brings more than 14 years of cybersecurity experience focused on identity and access management and related technologies. Through his career, Mr. Singh has worked in several positions ranging from IAM engineering to architecture, consulting,...

Microservices are the next big thing. They are created in agile software development to quickly launch applications and services. Each Microservice could be considered as a single app. Within this app, the IAM is usually implemented locally. However, in an enterprise environment this can lead to a complete mess. As a result, this talk shows how to design the Microservices’ IAM to be manageable also on the macro level.

Key takeaways for delegates attending your session:

-        What Microservices is all about?

-        Challenges in IAM with trend of Microservices

-        How to handle IAM on a macro level for Microservices


Dr. Silvia Knittl is Senior Manager at PwC Germany in the Cyber Security domain with a strong focus on Identity & Access Governance. Her work covers digital identity strategy, roadmap and architecture design and data analysis. She has over 14 years of experience in IAM and started as an...

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Munich, Germany


European Identity & Cloud Conference 2019

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  • May 14 - 17, 2019 Munich, Germany