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Call for nominations: Kantara Initiative 2011 IDDY Awards

Dec 16, 20103 mins
Data and Information Security

Passing along this message from the Kantara Initiative, for those who take an interest in the IDDY Awards…

The call for nominations for the 2011 IDDY (IDentity Deployment of the Year) Awards is now open. Here’s the criteria for anyone interested.

Formerly awarded by the Liberty Alliance, the Annual Identity Deployment of the Year (IDDY) Awards is the identity management industry’s first event to recognize individuals and organizations for developing and deploying outstanding digital identity management solutions. Now in its fifth year, the IDDY Awards recognize some of the best-of-the-best enterprise and user-driven identity-enabled applications in the global marketplace today.

IDDY Award nominations are evaluated based on criteria that include the benefits applications deliver to users and organizations; the ROI the application demonstrates; and how the solution may successfully address identity issues such as reducing identity theft, meeting regulatory requirements or providing users with increased security and privacy protection.

This year the IDDY Awards will honor deployments and proofs of concepts of identity specifications that utilize any open/standard identity technology, including ID-WSF, Identity services from the Cloud, IGF, Information Cards, OATH, OAuth, OpenID, OpenSocial, OPML, PKI, RDF, RSS, SAML, WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS, XACML, XDI, XMPP extensions, XRD, XRI, etc. Applications for recipients are being accepted now, and deployers of these technologies are encouraged to participate.

The IDDYs recognize two categories of achievement: ID Deployment and Emerging Applications. The ID Deployment category spotlights applications that are currently delivering significant and quantifiable identity management value to organizations and users. The Emerging Applications category showcases “up-and-coming” applications and proof-of-concepts driving the next generation of digital identity management solutions.

• Applications due: January 3, 2011 by midnight PT (submit to

• Winners notified: January 17, 2011

• Award presentation: week of February 14, 2011 surrounding RSA Conference in San Francisco

The IDDY Awards judging panel is comprised of nine identity management and privacy and policy experts from around the globe, working collectively to evaluate applications that follow specified judging criteria:

– J. Trent Adams, Internet Society, Kantara Initaitve Leadership Council Chair

– Bob Bragdon, CSO

– Philippe Clement, Orange – FT

– Matthew Gardiner, CA Technologies, Kantara Initiative President

– Gerry Gebel, Axiomatics

– Leif Johansson, SUNET

– Nate Klinginstein, Internet2

– Martin Kuppinger, Kuppinger, Cole & Partner

– Nat Sakimura, NRI

ID Deployment Award criteria

1) Application meets and/or exceeds objectives established by the development team (25%)

2) Application demonstrates ROI (20%)

3) Application provides specific benefits to organizations and/or consumers and users (20%)

4) Application successfully addresses identity issues such as reducing/preventing identity theft, addressing ease of use issues, helping to meet regulatory requirements, increasing consumer privacy, addressing policy challenges (i.e., regulatory compliance and/or liability between trusted partners, etc.), enabling new business services, etc. (20%)

5) Tools used to develop the application demonstrate interoperability to open specifications and/or standards, e.g. having passed the Kantara Initiative InteroperableTM testing program or equivalent (15%)

Emerging Applications Award criteria

1) Application has the potential to deliver new identity management capabilities (fills an industry need) to users and organizations (30%)

2) Application has the potential for wide scale deployment (20%)

3) Application successfully addresses identity issues such as reducing/preventing identity theft, addressing ease of use needs, helping to meet regulatory requirements, increasing consumer privacy, addressing policy challenges, etc. (20%)

4) Interoperability of vendor products plays a role in the potential success of this application (10%)

5) Application has the potential to allow organizations or individuals to deploy/enable new services and/or meets key vertical market requirements (20%)

For more information on the Annual IDDY Awards and applications, please go to: