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Identity as an Enabler for M&A

Tuesday, June 22
3:35pm - 4:00pm MDT

After an M&A, integration of the Identity and Access Management systems is one of the most pressing tasks for the IT team. M&As often result in the doubling of the identity infrastructure, and key applications also need to be shared—and it all needs to happen yesterday.

In 2013, Baylor Healthcare acquired the Scott & White clinic, but soon found themselves battling with legacy systems. This meant that busy practitioners suddenly had to remember multiple log-ins. Duplicating systems would have cost over $100 million dollars, and demanded years of work. IAM was suddenly a barrier to business, and bogging down patient care.

Jason Pratt, IAM Security Engineer, will discuss how his team was able to leverage identity virtualization to migrate identities and create a single system. Through attribute transformation and metadata standardization, applications were able to access a single source of record—and a defragmentation process that would have taken years was suddenly achievable in weeks. With tailor-made identity views, Baylor Scott & White was able to better audit systems, consolidate patient records, and continue to grow post-migration. Session attendees will come away with an understanding of strategies for adapting their current identity systems during an M&A, while minimizing time and expense.