Identity Management – Insights and Updates You Should Know

As the network evolves and its number of users inevitably expand, the challenge of maintaining security over our identities is becoming not just increasingly important, but also increasingly complex. Many high-level decision-makers are taking a closer look at identity management issues such as: improving information security, productivity, user identification and authorization, and reducing costs and redundant processes, all network issues that contribute to productivity and financial bottom line.

Attend this session where the BCNET Identity Management working group will provide insight on identity management by highlighting relevant use-cases at campuses across British Columbia, along with an open forum to share your own expertise and identity management challenges.

Learn About: Best practices, current projects and insights of Identity Management in higher education institutions.

Panel Participants

Jeremy Rosenberg, Senior Developer, SFU

Jeremy is an enterprise Java developer who took over the in-house identity management system at Simon Fraser University in 2004. In 2005, he led a project to unify all student and staff computing accounts into single, role based electronic identities. Today, Jeremy is a senior developer and identity management architect for SFU’s IT Services department. In 2009, Jeremy completed his Masters of Business Administration in Management of Technology at the Beedie School of Business. Jeremy is the Chair of Identity Management working group.

Steve HillmanIT Architect, SFU

Steve Hillman is an IT Architect in the Infrastructure division of IT Services at Simon Fraser University. He is currently responsible for the overall architecture of the administrative and academic computing systems at the university, and is involved in Disaster/Business Continuity Planning for those systems. Steve has worked at the university for over 20 years, and has managed the central Unix systems and Email infrastructure for the last 11. He has managed BCNET’s servers for the past 10 years.

Randy Bruce, Director, Student and Data Exchange Services/Chief Information Officer

Responsibilities Randy has at BCcampus include leading the development and fulfilment of BCcampus services that support student/applicant access to services which are used by all of BC’s public post-secondary institutions.

Randy has extensive operational and management experience in BC’s public education system, much of it spent in a variety of leadership positions with BC’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He first joined Kwantlen as the Director, Information Systems and Computing and became Kwantlen’s first Dean of Information and Educational Technology, after serving terms as dean and educational vice-president of all Kwantlen’s applied and continuing education areas. Prior to joining BCcampus in 2003, he was a senior advisor with the BC government’s Centre for Curriculum, Transfer & Technology (C2T2), where he led a number of educational technology-related initiatives for the benefit of BC’s post-secondary system.

Randy has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.

Corey Scholefield, Team Lead, Identity and Access Management. Services, UVIC

Corey’s current role with the University Systems Identity and Access Mgmt. unit includes both operational and design responsibilities. Corey is developing an enterprise identity management architecture at UVic which includes systems that support:

*centralized roles-based accounts-provisioning
*username & password management
*web-based single sign-on
*LDAP authentication and authorization
Corey’s 12-year career at UVic has also included work as a Unix Systems Administrator with University Systems, and with UVic Libraries. Corey has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from UVic.

Mike Shore


Panel/Open meeting

Intended Audience 

General: Staff, Faculty and Students ; Identity Management

Session Duration

60 minutes

Session Schedule

Tuesday, May 1st
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Canfor Room (1600)


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