10-2009 October Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Kantara Initiative had a very successful inaugural meeting co-located at the DIDW in Las Vegas. CURRENT FORMED GROUPS
The Leadership Council approved the Work Groups (WG) and Discussion Groups (DG) listed below for operation.  Each group has its own workspace (wiki), Google Calendar, and mail list available from the home pages.

UPDATE FROM A FEW DISCUSSION GROUPS FROM RECENT MEETING
Assurance Review Board (ARB) – The Board of Trustees appointed the ARB to over see the activities of the forth coming Identity Assurance Certification Program. Read more information from each group.

INTEROP TEST RESULTS
Kantara Initiative and Liberty Alliance announced that identity products from Entrust, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Ping Identity, SAP and Siemens have passed Liberty Interoperable(TM) SAML 2.0 interoperability testing.

SPOTLIGHT ON EVE MALER
Eve is Chair of the User-Managed Access (UMA) Work Group. In addition, Eve served as the Project Concordia Chair/community leader for the last number of years. She was also the first Leadership Council Secretary of Kantara Initiative. Read more.

IDDY AWARDS
We congratulate six applications have won a 2009 IDDY (Identity Deployment of the Year) Award. The IDDYs were presented at CSO magazine’s Digital ID World 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.

BLOG HOTSPOT
Our community continues to blog on a regular basis – follow these posts online. We encourage you to blog and become involved.

UPCOMING EVENTS
All upcoming Kantara-related events; conferences, trade events, webcasts, and more.

SOCIAL NETWORKING
Connect with Kantara Initiative with the various ways our individual and collective voice and experience is reaching the extended community. Read more about our networking channels.

PRESS RELEASES
Entrust, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Ping Identity, SAP and Siemens Pass Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing – September 30, 2009
Michigan Healthcare Information Exchange Adopts Kantara Initiative Identity Assurance Framework – September 24, 2009
Kantara Initiative Announces Winners of the 2009 IDDY Award – September 15, 2009
Aetna, BT, SUNET and the US GSA Lead New Kantara Initiative Identity Assurance Review Board – August 18, 2009

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
We continue to build our speakers bureau. For those of you who are new members, we are looking for experts who can offer their expertise, Kantara-related, at industry trade events, conferences, co-sponsored workshops/events. These opportunities provide exposure for Kantara therefore we would like to broaden our reach by updating our group of expert speakers. If you are interested in representing Kantara Initiative, please contact Dervla O’Reilly, dervla[at]kantarainitiative[dot]org

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