The Evolution of Identity Management – What Does It Mean for Service Providers?
Date / Time: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
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Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading

Julia Cutler, Senior Product Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Communications and Media Solutions (CMS)

Dan Lynch, FlexRAN Platform & Product Line Director, Intel

Efficiently managing the identity information of subscribers has always been a priority for telco operators. However, the evolution toward multi-devices and multi-services experience have forced Service Providers toward a more holistic approach of managing identities across different domains and technologies.

Accordingly, this webinar will examine the evolution of identity management documenting the drivers and timeline for service providers to expand their identity management network capabilities. In addition to network considerations, the webinar will also focus on identity management from a service delivery perspective capturing how progressive service providers are turning to an open management identity structure to enable them to move beyond a pure telco model to become facilitators of cross-device, cross-service personalized experiences in the digital identity age.

Topics to be addressed in this webinar include:

  • The drivers and timeline for service providers to expand their identity management capabilities.
  • Today’s hot use-case examples: T-Mobile’s Digits, V-by-Vodafone, GSMA’s Mobile Connect, Apple Companion Devices, GDPR identity capture
  • Identity management techniques - key functions required to implement a future -looking framework for Open Identity management.
  • 5G ready networks - The era of 5G-powered experiences starts today with Intel® technologies.


Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading
Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Julia Cutler, Senior Product Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Communications and Media Solutions (CMS)
With more than 20 years of experience in product marketing, development and strategy, Julia Cutler is currently responsible for the Device Entitlement Gateway at HPE, one of the pillars of the CMS Digital Identity strategy.

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Dan Lynch, FlexRAN Platform & Product Line Director, Intel
Dan Lynch is responsible for driving the silicon roadmap, software and platform strategy for the FlexRAN. The FlexRAN reference platform enables a cloud platform at the very edge of the wireless network as the worldwide infrastructure gears up for 5G deployment and service innovation. Dan joined Intel in 2005 and has held a range of technical and marketing roles mainly focused on networking segments playing a pivotal role in the NFV market transformation.

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