Director, Middleware and Security
Internet2 and University of Colorado, Boulder
Federated identity is becoming a part of the core cyberinfrastructure in a number of countries. Some federations now have hundreds of institutions and millions of users. Applications range from access to content providers (scholarly, popular, etc.) to service providers (plagiarism detection, web testing) to collaboration tools (wikis, etc.). New opportunities, such as virtual organizations, are driving the next stage of federations, including peering and confederation. This session will discuss these developments and identify why the US remains the best place for worst-case engineering.