Winter Meeting of the Hartford/Springfield IAM User Group


We are pleased to announce the next Hartford/Springfield IAM User Group Meetup for Wednesday, Jan 29th 3-6pm ! Same location as last time - The Capital Grille, 44 Front St., Hartford.

Please join us for food, drinks and a fantastic afternoon filled with incredible speaker(s). We will provide a forum for networking, best practices and an open exchange of ideas between IAM professionals.

Come prepared to discuss ideas and gain insight from some of the leaders in the IAM community. Please recommend this event to your IAM friends and colleagues!!!

Our guest speakers: George Dobbs, Dan Higham & Clark Cone

Topic: Interactive discussion on Identity for Robotic Process Automation. Audience participation requested.
What kind of entity is a robot? Large enterprises seem to be on a phase of adopting "Robotic Process Automation". This adds a layer to existing application sets by having a "robot" pretend to be a human that has access to the set of applications. The robot is a form of script that does a well-defined business process repeatedly. Unlike other types of integration this requires accounts that look a lot like human accounts, but are run automatically. Some companies have decided that these should not be treated like humans - as in there should be no HR record. Are there "best practices"? One concern is around the creation of the record for the instance of the robot, so we can send it to the credential system, to get the access rights started. If not done in the HR system, where should this be handled?

George Dobbs - manages architects at a major insurance co. He is also the chairman of IDPro Body of Knowledge Committee. He is founding member of IDPro & rep his firm in the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group. He has led a local identity & access mgmt user group since 2004.
Dan Higham - has 19 years of experience in the areas of Cloud & Cloud Infrastructure Security, Security Architecture, IT Security Technology Portfolio Mgmt, Operational Risk Mgmt, Information Security Regulatory Compliance, Identity Mgmt, IT Risk Mgmt & Business Risk Services.

Clark's Topic: Driving Forward to Centralized, Dynamic PAM
A comprehensive review of the past, present & future of privilege access management (PAM) with recommendations on how to achieve industry best practice. Topics of interactive discussion will include standards of privilege entitlements discovery/mgmt, techniques for user adoption, and industry best practices vs. company requirements.

Clark Cone - information risk consultant on the IAM Strategy & Analytics team for a Fortune 500 insurance company. He is currently driving the strategy & roll-out of a new leading privileged access management vendor.

The strength of our group is that we are vendor agnostic. We want to present in our meetings how you solve identity problems or solution so others can learn & hear best practices!
Contact: Jean Aversano[masked]