The future of the enterprise is changing. In the Digital Age, much is different than it has been in the past. The focus must be on agility in business models and delivery, innovation, and reliability in delivering to the customers. This requires a shift in focus, in all areas, including IT. IT must focus on enabling the business to deliver digital services that stand out from the competition, with leading-edge customer experience. IT must be able to adapt to change in competition as well as in technology, and to support the continuous innovation of businesses in the digital age. It must focus on what makes a business different from others. Thus, IT must focus way more on innovation than on just delivering standard IT services from the shelf. However, IT must ensure that this is safe, secure, reliable, available – the new IT as well as the old IT. Cybersecurity and Identity today are at the forefront of the digital business, with Identity as an enabler and Cybersecurity as the foundation for secure delivery.
With the demand on agility and innovation in IT, and the focus on distinguishing from others instead of reinventing baseline IT that is available of the shelf, the themes of “decentralization” and decentralized technologies (as in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies), and of “composable” (as in orchestration, APIs, business processes, etc.) move to the focus. This keynote will look at how to utilize identity, security, and decentralized technologies for the composable enterprise and for differentiation from competition in the digital business. Done right, technology enables enterprises to stay ahead of the competition, without failing in security.