[WSO2Con USA 2017] Identity and Access Management in the Era of Digital Transformation

  • By WSO2 Team
  • 2 May, 2017

Digital transformation brings several challenges on how identity and access management (IAM) is handled. People expect seamless experiences when dealing with a digital business. Digital business use several systems, each having different identities. But users still expect to use the entire system using the same identity. In addition, with the widespread adaptation of social networks, users expect to access these systems using their social identities.

The more systems you integrate with using a single identity, the weaker your security becomes, making the demand for multi-factor authentication and authorization higher. This shows that IAM is not an option but a necessity when digitally transforming your business. In this session, we will discuss the concerns of IAM that we have had to deal with when preparing for digital transformation, and why they are important considerations.

Presenter

Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar, Vice President – Engineering, WSO2

Shankar oversees WSO2’s engineering efforts that are focused on developing middleware platform capabilities. He has provided technology consulting on customer engagements, including cloud, distributed systems, enterprise integration, governance, and security solutions. Shankar is an Apache Software Foundation member and committer in various Apache projects. He has extensive knowledge in cloud computing, service-oriented architecture, security, governance, enterprise integration, and telecommunication billing systems.