The University of Auckland
Thursday 4 October 2018
Concurrent Session 4C
Towards A Federated Digital-Identity Ecosystem For NZ’s Research And Education
Identity Governance (IG) is comprehensive identity governance that, done well, catalyses and enables the business to deliver to the digital transformation strategy, policy, and milestones. IG brings digital ecosystems to life, removing constraints of single-vendor solutions and avoiding the creation of isolated collaboration-technology silos.
IG must provide a business-friendly and usable common governance model that spans all of your business processes relating to trust, identity, and access management on-and-off the campus. It is very important why you must empower business users to govern the trust, identity, and access alongside your institution’s partner collaboration and the desire for wider community collaboration for research and scholarly needs.
This leads towards a federated digital-identity ecosystem for New Zealand’s research and education systems. A case exists to consider the evolution and development of a federated digital-identity ecosystem for New Zealand’s research, education, and partner communities. This ecosystem must fulfil the need for identity interconnection and interoperability and create enhanced systems and tools that provide the essential services required to benefit the wider New Zealand research, education, and partner communities.
Such an ecosystem is built upon a trust framework that specifies the governance, strategy, policy, technical, and supporting infrastructure to enable secure, trustworthy, streamlined user- and business-facing online service delivery.
The REANNZ Tuakiri New Zealand Access Federation provides trusted and valued federated identity and access management services to the research, science, innovation, and education sectors of New Zealand. For some time, REANNZ Tuakiri has been collaboratively working its way on the evolution and development of a trust framework and a federated digital-identity ecosystem for New Zealand’s research, education, and partner communities.
At this session you will gain insight into this work and the effect of its collaboration with the community, with government agenices, and a selection of partner organisations.
Sat Mandri - A visionary and leader with a wealth of experience in the delivery of strategically-significant outcomes. A highly successful track record of leading through periods of considerable change; championing policy, strategy development, risk management, and business development leading to long-term sustainability.
Possesses broad technical knowledge base and strong business acumen, with expertise and a passion for using technology creatively to provide tangible benefits to the New Zealand Research and Education sector.
Successfully managing REANNZ Tuakiri New Zealand Access Federation which provides trusted and valued federated identity and access management service to the research, science, innovation and education sector of New Zealand, since its launch in 2012.
jeff kennedy - jeff is currently Enterprise Architecture Manager at The University of Auckland. jeff, @elbanoitca, has worked extensively in the domains of identity management, integration architecture, information management, and solutions architecture. jeff attempts to lead a pragmatic, effective, and appreciated enterprise architecture practice. jeff serves as chair of the CAUDIT Enterprise Architecture Community of Practice, and has represented Universities New Zealand on national working groups for digital identity services in education and research systems.