Catalyst is the place to be if you care about Identity
By Nishant Kaushik on Jun 13, 2006
Burton Group's Catalyst Conference is one of the biggest technology events in North America, and is being held in San Francisco this week. If you care about Identity, it is one of the premier conferences to attend, because the conference usually fosters some really in-depth discussions into topics that are at the forefront of the Identity arena. This year, topics in the Identity and Privacy Strategies track will include talks around role management and user-centric identity, two topics that I am deeply interested in.
Having established itself as one of the leading IdM vendors, Oracle is planning on having a substantial presence at Catalyst. The message for this year is "Secured with Oracle", describing Oracle's commitment to providing a comprehensive set of enterprise security offerings to
meet the security and compliance needs of global organizations in various fields, whether it be IdM, SOA or Data Management. There will be some talks that highlight Oracle's leadership position. Jim McDonald, Manager of IT at Ingersoll Rand, will be giving a talk on "identity enabling a dealer portal" on Friday. Vipin Samar, VP of Database Security, is giving a talk entitled "Vendors, products and technologies in the control layer; making them fit" on Thursday.
On the evening of June 14th from 6 pm to 9:30 pm, Oracle will be hosting a
large hospitality suite. The suite will hold 12 dedicated Oracle demo stations,
6 of those showcasing Identity Management solutions, 3 with SOA offerings and
another 3 for our database security offerings. In addition, the suite will also
have an Oracle Partner Pavilion showcasing some of the joint offerings that Oracle has developed with key partners. Hopefully we will be able to showcase the fact that Oracle's offerings,
along with those of our ecosystem of partners, offers the most
comprehensive set of security solutions.
I will of course be at the event, participating in the evolving discourse around Identity. If you are going to be there, look me up either at the sessions or at our hospitality suite, and we can chat about the identity market and where it (and we at Oracle) are headed.