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9:00 - 12:30 | WORKSHOP



Welcome and Introductions
Speaker:Patrick Gannon, President and CEO, OASIS
Opening Keynote Presenters:

Karel De Vriendt, Head of Unit, European Commission, Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General
Karel De Vriendt is a Dutch speaking Belgian who holds a nuclear engineering degree and a post-graduate degree in IT. After having worked for seven years as a software engineer and project manager in a large multinational telecommunications company, he started to work for the Commission in what is now the Information Society and Media directorate-general, following-up research projects related to software engineering. Thereafter, he worked for fifteen years in the Commission's internal IT service, managing projects and teams working on electronic mail, networking and telecommunications, user support and application development. Since mid 2005, he is responsible, in the Enterprise and Industry DG, for the pan-European eGovernment services unit. This unit is responsible for the IDABC programme that has as its objective to "identify, support and promote the development and establishment of pan-European eGovernment services and the underlying infrastructure supporting the Member States and the Community in the implementation, within their respective areas of competence, of Community policies and activities, achieving substantial benefits for public administrations, businesses and citizens."

Mark D. Ferrar, Director of Infrastructure, Technology Office, NHS Connecting for Health
As Director of Infrastructure within the Technology Office of NHS Connecting for Health, Mark's current role covers both infrastructure and information governance / IT security responsibilities. Covering strategy and architecture for large national programmes such as NHSmail and the N3 network, the infrastructure directorate also embraces provision of guidance throughout the NHS for the desktop, the Network Operating System and associated services and common applications used throughout the NHS and plays a key role managing relationships with suppliers such as Microsoft, Novell, Cisco, Intel, AMD and Vodafone. Mark joined the NHS in September 2004 after 17 years with ICI, the international chemicals and paints company, where he held a variety of IT management and architecture roles until becoming Global Infrastructure Manager in the Office of the Global CIO. Mark holds BSc, MBA and PhD qualifications, the latter for work on the computer simulation of flow-processed short-fibre reinforced composite materials from Liverpool University. When time allows, Mark can be found mountain biking, canoeing or hill-walking in the English Lakes, Yorkshire Dales or North York Moors not far from home.

XML Security Standards — Overview for the Non-Specialist
Speaker:Hal Lockhart, Principal Engineering Technologist, BEA Systems
This presentation is intended to give managers and non-security specialists a overview of the security standards developed at OASIS. It will outline the basic purposes and capabilities of SAML, WS-Security, XACML, Digital Signature Services and related specifications and briefly describe how they relate to each other.

15:05 - 15:30 | BREAK


Practical Cases of One e-Identity for Different Web-Solutions
Speaker:Zivko Lazarov, Senior Advisor, DigiNotar
Open standards and Independent e-Identity providers enable organisations to "outsource" the identity management function and allow a quick start of online access to their business process. Users on the other hand have one e-Identity for different providers of Web services. Practical cases in the healthcare and financial sectors will illustrate the success factors and lessons learned when implementing independent open standard authentication services.

Putting Citizens at the Centre of Identity Management: Building a "Personal Data Service Model"
Speaker:Peter Brown, Founder, Pensive.eu
This presentation will take a new approach to identity management, where the individual has greater control over how and where personal data is being used. Using principles outlined in the OASIS "Reference Model for SOA" standard, the presentation will explore policy, standardisation, organisational and technology issues concerned with realising this approach.

Real Life Solution, Real Life Problems: A-Select, An Open Source Federated Identity Management Solution
Speaker:Maarten Koopmans, Manager Middleware Services, SURFnet
This session will focus on A-Select, an open source federated identity management solution that supports SAML 1.1. A-Select is used in different domains, such as primary and higher education, e-government and the public libraries. This session will review how an open source product might be used in different domains, the roadmap for the next year, and how to coordinate such a roadmap across different domains.


The Need of SDO Collobaration as an Enabler of SOA in NGN
Speaker:Abbie Barbir, Senior Advisor, Web Services, Nortel's Strategic Standards Group
The talk will provide a brief overview of current activities in ITU-T SG 17 as a lead group on the study of security. The importance of SAO as a deriving factor in converged networks will be discussed. The use of SAML and other technologies in the development of Identity Management solutions for NGN networks will be illustrated. The need of colloboration among various SDOs in the Web Services space will also be addressed.

17:30 - 18:30 | RECEPTION
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