The Liberty Alliance are taking nominations for proof-of-concept application deployments which incorporate Project Liberty’s open identity standards for the 2007 IDDY awards. In 2006, recipients of the IDDY wards included EduTech, who deployed a solution in New York school, Deutsche Telekom AG with a deployment of Liberty Foundation to 12 million customers in Germany, and the UK Government Authentication Gateway, which provides eGovernment services to around 8 million citizenss. Brett McDowell, executive director of the Liberty Alliance says the awards will “uncover a variety of applications designed to deliver real identity management value to users and organization today and over the long term.”
The IDDY recognizes identity-based applications built using Liberty Federation, Liberty Web Services, Liberty People Service and Liberty Advanced Client specifications. This year’s call for nominations includes an Emerging Application category designed to shine a spotlight on the proof-of-concept applications leveraging the security, privacy and proven interoperability of Liberty’s open identity standards. Individuals can nominate a deployment for the 2007 IDDY at http://www.projectliberty.org/….
IDDY winners are among the organizations deploying Liberty-based identity solutions that put users in better control of their online identity information. Recipients of the first annual IDDY Awards issued in 2006 were EduTech, deploying Liberty Federation within New York State educational agencies; Deutsche Telekom AG (TCom, Business Unit T-Online), deploying Liberty Federation reaching nearly 12 million customers in Germany; and the UK Government Authentication Gateway, which provides eGovernment services to nearly 8 million citizens.
“The IDDY is about recognizing some of the best-of-the-best in digital identity management today,” said Brett McDowell executive director of the Liberty Alliance. “The IDDY Award ceremony at DIDW promises to uncover a variety of applications designed to deliver real identity management value to users and organizations today and over the long term.”
2007 IDDY Award Judges
This year’s judges are: Michael Barrett, CISO, PayPal, Inc.; John Fontana, senior editor, Network World; Gerry Gebel, VP & Service Director, Burton Group; Paul Madsen, co-chair of Liberty’s Technology Expert Group and identity standards researcher at NTT; Roger Sullivan, president of Liberty’s Management Board and vice president of Oracle Identity Management; Robin Wilton, co-chair of Liberty’s Public Policy Expert Group and corporate architect at Sun Microsystems; Christine Varney, partner, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, D.C. More information about Liberty Alliance is available at http://www.projectliberty.org.