Best Practice for a Successful Implementation of an Identity Management System at a Global Player

  • TYPE: Business Case Study DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 TIME: 16:30-17:30 LOCATION: Ammersee II


Bayer is a global player with a large number of employees and legal entities.
The IAM tool suite is intended to be simple and group-wide aligned. Since IAM is not differentiating between subgroup businesses, there is a right of way before existing specific subgroup / legal entity solutions.

IAM has a specific focus on usability, reflecting the sporadic usage of a normal IT user. Access management strives for a role-based approach to automate the assignment / de-assignment of authorizations to the widest extent, and to minimize the efforts for regular checks by supervisors, sponsors and resource owners.

This presentation describes our current situation, the future plans and our ideas to get there. That presenation will be a good input and starting point for discussions with other larger companies and global players.



  • Context – contextual forces that companies are challenged with nowadays.
  • Problem – federated organizational structures, the need for agile and adaptable systems, high cost pressure, very demanding business functions, as well as regulatory complexity.
  • Solution – a methodologically well grounded, systematic, and incremental approach to the continuous evolution of Security and IAM in a global company context.



Ingo Arnold is Lead Enterprise Architect at Novartis – Global Infrastructure Services. Within this context Ingo plans and conceptually shapes system- as well as platform-architectures in a broad variety of different domains, one of which is Security/IAM. Beyond his platform-level mandate,...

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