Liberty Alliance Announces Judging Panel for the 2008 IDDY Awards

Global Identity Experts to Evaluate Established and Emerging Enterprise, Web 2.0 and Multi-Protocol IDDY Award Nominations

Liberty Alliance, the global identity community working to build a more trust-worthy internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced the judging panel for the 2008 IDDY (IDentity Deployment of the Year) Awards. This year judges will be evaluating nominations in three categories: a Liberty-based deployment, a Liberty-based emerging application and a new multi-protocol application category. The call for nominations for the 2008 IDDY Awards ends on Monday, June 16, with winners announced on June 30. IDDYs will be presented at CSO Magazine’s Digital ID World 2008 conference (September 8-10) in Anaheim, CA.

The 2008 IDDY Award Judges are Bob Bragdon, Publisher, CSO Magazine; Michael Barrett, CISO, PayPal, Inc.; Michelle Dennedy, CPO, Sun Microsystems; John Fontana, Senior Editor, Network World; Gerry Gebel, VP & Service Director, Identity and Privacy Strategies, Burton Group; Paul Madsen, Liberty Alliance Technology Expert Group and Identity Standards Researcher, NTT; Roger Sullivan, president of Liberty Alliance and vice president Oracle Identity Management; and Robin Wilton, Liberty Alliance Public Policy Expert Group and Corporate Architect, Sun Microsystems, UK. A photo of the IDDY, along with nomination forms, criteria and more information about the 2008 program is available at

According to Brett McDowell, executive director, Liberty Alliance, “With three nomination categories, the 2008 IDDY Awards promises to showcase some of the best digital identity management solutions in the global marketplace today, recognizing established and emerging enterprise solutions as well as the exciting applications developed to serve communities and users.”

About the Liberty Alliance IDDY Awards

Now in its third year, The IDDY Award recognizes outstanding identity-dependent enterprise and user-driven applications built using the secure, privacy-respecting and proven interoperable Liberty Federation (SAML 2.0), Liberty Web Services (ID-WSF), Liberty People Service and Liberty Advanced Client specifications. Previous winners of the IDDY award include Deutsche Telekom AG (TCom, Business Unit T-Online), eBIZ.mobility, EduTech, (New York State educational agencies); NTT Labs, Rearden Commerce, the UK Government Authentication Gateway and the New Zealand Government. An overview of winning applications and more information about the IDDY is available.


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