First Meeting: Chicago-Area Identity Management User Group

Last night was the first meeting of the Chicago-Area Identity Management User Group. Sun hosted the meeting in their Itasca, IL office. The user group is focused on sharing knowledge and experiences related to; Identity Manager, Access Manager, Directory Server and RBACx

The attendees included the Sun identity team, partners (Laurus Technologies, Deliotte) and customers (Kraft, Motorola, Hewitt). Meeting agenda:

  • User Group vision/strategy
  • Sun: Identity Suite Roadmap
  • Deloitte: Role Management for Enterprise (RM4E)
  • User Group Next Steps

The user group raised / discussed the following items:

  • More focus on managability with Identity Manager; upgrades, integration, debugging
  • More "best practices" examples (whitepapers, templates, etc.) for Identity Manager
  • How to leverage Identity Manager for SOX compliance
  • Need Resource Kit (tools) for Identity Manager, like Directory Server
  • Need to enhance the Directory Editor that part of the Directory Server

Agenda for the next meeting:

  • Upgrading Identity Manager (Laurus Technologies)
  • Getting more value out of Identity Manager (Deloitte)
  • Identity Manager 8.0 Overview (Sun)
The next meeting will be help at the Sun Itasca Office @ 6:30 pm on Thursday May 22nd 2008.

If you're interested in joining the user group, please send an email to: requestChicagoIdmLUG at Sun dot COM

Comments:

Hi Scott,
I am a consultant with a Sun IDM partner, Nulli, based in Calgary. I was thinking about joining this users group, but I was wondering if you would be able to spare about 15 minutes of your time to talk to me about the vision and future for the group. Also, senior management at my company would be very interested in your views about how this users group could benefit us.

Thanks a lot for your time.

Warm Regards,
Vaarun V,
Consultant, Nulli Secundus.
website: nulli.com

Posted by Vaarun Vijairaghavan on May 20, 2009 at 11:17 AM CDT #

Vaarun,

Thanks for the question. This group is driven by local customers with common interests in Sun's Identity Management solutions ... Identity Manager, Access Manager, Role Manager, and Directory Server. They hold a meeting every 4-5 months and they invite customers, Partners and Sun identity team members. The meetings usually involve 1 or 2 presentations that cover either a Product Overview, an implementation solution or a customer success story. The main goal of the meetings enable customers to meet people that have common interests, share their experiences, and learn who (Sun/Partners) can help them be successful. This organization is driven by the community, not by Sun, Sun offers a location for the group to meet.

I'd suggest you work with your local Sun contacts, identify existing customers, and start a similar user group in your geographic location.

I hope this helps.

-Scott

Posted by Scott Fehrman on May 22, 2009 at 03:46 AM CDT #

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