Identiverse 2023 Preview: D&LP

Thinking about Deployments & Leading Practices (D&LP) for Identity

Hard to believe that in just over a month, we’ll be gathering in Las Vegas for Identiverse. IDPro’s home event takes place at the ARIA Resort & Casino May 30 through June 2. As ever, the content committee had a challenging time with this year’s proposals. There were so many excellent submissions for too few openings. We were only able to accept just over 100 proposals out of 375. It’s a good problem to have because it means the quality of the sessions is shaping up to make this the best Identiverse yet.

Together with fellow IDPro member Lorrayne Auld (recently retired from MITRE), I’m excited to be co-leading the Deployments and Leading Practices (D&LP) topic once again. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the upcoming highlights for our track.

D&LP Track Highlights

Come to the Identiverse D&LP sessions to learn how IAM practitioners are dealing with identity at scale. These sessions frequently involve large, global enterprises facing challenging implementations with lots of complexity. We’ll have sessions about both workforce and customer identity. Our speakers come to us from multiple countries, multiple industries, and varied backgrounds. They represent higher education, manufacturing, retail, consulting firms, finance, and various identity-related organizations.

Identiverse’s theme this year is “Identity Everywhere,” which offers plenty of latitude for our topics. You’ll hear from companies like General Motors, Otis Worldwide, and McDonald’s with real-world stories of challenges they’ve solved. You’ll also be hearing from experts hailing from Wavestone, Amazon Web Services, UberEther, and ProofID.

This year, D&LP has two panels:

  • 2023 Trends in Securing Digital Identities featuring Jeff Reich, Diane Hagglund, Tom Sheffield, Rajnish Bhatia, and Bernard Diwakar
  • Passkey Early Adopters Fireside Chat moderated by Andrew Shikiar from the FIDO Alliance

Thirteen Great D&LP Sessions

Let’s review some of the sessions:

  • Learn how Ebony Love and her team at McDonald’s accelerated crew onboarding
  • Explore Andrew Cameron’s Zero Trust Architecture for B2C Identity at GM
  • Discover the challenges Alyson Ruff and her team at Otis Worldwide encountered when implementing their passwordless program
  • There will be two more sessions on passwordless journeys shared by Michal Kepkowski, Maciej Machulak, Nathan Macrides, and Chintan Jain
  • We have three sessions on passkeys (the new hotness) from Huan Liu (Block Inc.), Dean Saxe (AWS), and Rolf Lindermann (Nok Nok Labs)
  • Join Bertrand Carlier from Wavestone for what is bound to be an entertaining and informative session on mission-critical SSO for millions of users
  • Did you ever wish you could bring continual dynamic authorization to COTS applications? Join Paul Heaney from ProofID to find out how!
  • We’ll hear from Matt Connors, CISO at Southern New Hampshire University, and Robert Block from Strivacity on customer IAM lessons learned from their students
  • Sarah Villarmarzo from Easy Dynamics will help us learn to trust the process when it comes to Zero Trust
  • Tabitha Hancock from UberEther will walk us through the not-so-obvious parts of application onboarding
  • Ken Robertson from Fifth Third Bank will help you jumpstart your privileged account management program
  • Integrating custom applications to MFA can be a major challenge. Sandeep Talwar from Accenture Federal will share the story of their approach
  • Jim Routh of Jimmer Advisory Services LLC will discuss the road to continuous authentication

Content review for these sessions is already underway, and the early drafts are looking good. I can’t wait to see the finished product, and I hope to see you at Identiverse in Las Vegas! If you haven’t already registered to attend, what are you waiting for?


Greg Smith

Chair, IDPro Editorial

Radiant Logic

Greg Smith is a Senior Solution Consultant with Radiant Logic, where he serves as a trusted advisor for new and existing customers. He has been implementing Identity & Access Management solutions for over 35 years. He holds BSEG and MSBA degrees from Bucknell University, where he also began his professional career before moving into the pharmaceutical industry in 1996. Following a 25-year career there, he retired in November 2021 from Johnson & Johnson, where he led the engineering team for J&J’s single sign-on, risk-based authentication, multi-factor authentication, access governance, directory synchronization and virtualization, provisioning automation, and PKI services. He has spoken at Identiverse® and other industry events on numerous occasions. He was CIDPRO™ certified in October 2021 and is also a founding member of IDPro, where he currently chairs the editorial committee.

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