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Coming to the IDESG Plenary in Santa Clara May 9-10: Identity Ecosystem Use Case Workshop

Dear NSTIC Stakeholder, The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) is shifting into high gear to develop the policies, standards, and accreditation processes for the Identity Ecosystem Framework.    The upcoming May 9-10 Santa Clara, CA plenary will feature the Management Council discussing the IDESG’s work plan for the months ahead, reports by the NSTIC pilot projects on their progress in catalyzing the marketplace in key sectors, and, very importantly, a workshop that will identify a consensus set of use cases - specific examples of the Identity Ecosystem in use in real world applications. Led by Standards Coordination Committee Chair Cathy Tilton, the workshop will identify the use cases that will help guide the work of the IDESG.   Made up of a set of possible sequences of interactions between systems and users in a particular environment and related to a particular goal, the use cases will provide important context for the development of IDESG components such as standards and policies.    For example, use cases can help identify security requirements for a particular application.  Based on this, the IDESG can begin to examine what security standards might be available that reflect those requirements – as well as identify whether there are gaps in existing standards that need to be addressed.   An express purpose of the use case workshop is to elicit requirements from the broad membership of the IDESG.  Use cases help define the problem we are trying to solve and, by identifying commonalities, can help ensure the IDESG remains well-aligned as a group.  This workshop will support the success of the IDESG by ensuring that the Identity Ecosystem Framework reflects the needs and requirements of a variety of business sectors and communities.  The recent IDESG Work Plan Report to the Management Council includes plans for various stakeholders to develop requirements, and this workshop will provide a framework, a common set of terms and concepts to use, and the opportunity for groups to gather the requirements.  The workshop will start with presentation of a small set of well-developed and analyzed use cases, followed by breakout sessions in which Privacy, User Experience and Security stakeholders and Domain Expert Working Groups such as Financial and Healthcare  will review the use cases and identify requirements that are applicable to their domains of interest.  Workshop leaders intend to capture a sense of the population that is affected or excluded from each use case, which will provide important input to future business value modeling efforts.  The workshop will culminate with a presentation and discussion of the results.   Please contact Cathy Tilton at cathy.tilton [at] (cathy[dot]tilton[at]daon[dot]com) for more information. This is an opportunity to ensure that your organization’s needs, as reflected in use cases, are addressed – and will help guide the IDESG in their important work in the months ahead.  Details as follows: What:                  Santa Clara IDESG Use Case Workshop When:                 IDESG Plenary Day 1 (Thursday, May 9, 10:15am) Where:                The Network Meeting Center in Silicon Valley’s TechMart                              5201 Great America Parkway, Suite 122                              Santa Clara, California Please register for the IDESG Santa Clara Plenary here to attend.  While remote participation will be enabled, the workshop will strongly benefit from your in-person contribution and offer the unique opportunity to network with your peers.  We look forward to seeing you there.


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