I am so tardy in writing this, tsk tsk…
I am now officially a Senior Technical Architect at Ping Identity. All of you who know the Ping folks know that this will be an exhilarating ride. I work for Patrick Harding in the Office of the CTO, and I can honestly say that this is one crazy learning curve!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Ping Identity, they do Internet Identity Security – SSO and token transformation using SAML, WS-Trust, WS-Federation, and whatever else is necessary to get the job done. They also do federated provisioning, which of course is one of my passions. It’s a fun time to join; the current interest (dare I say mania?) around cloud computing is starting to resolve into common-sense questions around potential risk to the Enterprise caused by mis-management of cloud resources – and at least in my mind, I see these questions changing the adoption patterns for technologies like SAML from a early adopters and massive organizations to everyone’s organizations. I’m also very excited to see what the addition of consumer identity protocols like OpenID and oAuth will do to adoption patterns.
From the employment front, it has been fascinating to have insight into the inner workings of a product company – I have always been on the customer side before this, and the change in perception is fascinating. I think it must change some of what I write here – but change is good, I think. The biggest challenge will be finding the time to write — keeping up with these Ping folks is hard work, they are aggressive and agile, and they are focused, holy cow are they focused. Er, we are focused. I am we! Woohoo!!!
Ok. Gotta run. Life at Ping is a sprint, and I’m loving the adrenaline high :)