See you at Collaborate 07

Next week I’ll be heading to the conference capital of the country – Las Vegas – to attend the Collaborate 07 conference. Collaborate is a unique conference that brings together 3 different user groups in the Oracle community – IOUG, OAUG and QUEST – that covers all the product lines in the Oracle family (find out more on the Collaborate website).

The participation this year of Oracle’s IdM team in this conference is an indication of how Identity Management has grown to become a major part of the larger solution from Oracle. My focus area at this conference will likely be very different from the other conference I usually attend, as I expect to mainly deal with questions from Oracle applications customers. Like everyone else who knows about Oracle’s Fusion strategy, they are keen to understand the impact that all the growth in Oracle’s Middleware business will have on their applications infrastructure. Thomas Kurian will be giving a keynote at the conference talking to the value Oracle Fusion Middleware brings to the Applications suite. At a smaller scale, I will be discussing the very same vis-a-vis Identity Management in a session that is part of the Middleware track. If you’re going to be there, you’re invited to attend:

Session Code: 541

Session Title:
Developing an Identity Layer for the Enterprise using Oracle Identity
Management for Better Security

Session Time: Wednesday, April
18 @ 3:15 PM in Surf B

(Thankfully it is in theafternoon, which means I won’t miss the early-morning stragglers still recovering from a night in Vegas. I should know, I’ve been one of those
stragglers many a time. OIM customers know how to party
🙂 )

In this session, I will cover identity management from the enterprise infrastructure perspective, and will tie an understanding of enterprise identity into a discussion on “identity as a service” in the applications context. I will also spend some time going over the impact of our application-centric IdM strategy on Fusion architecture and Fusion applications.

If you happen to be at the conference, but can’t make it to my session, then drop by the demo station on the conference floor. I’ll be spending some time there during the week, and would love to get the chance to say hello and chat.

Find out more about Oracle’s participation in Collaborate ’07 here.