Kim Cameron

Architect of Identity and Distinguished Engineer; Microsoft
Kim Cameron is the author of the seminal Laws of Identity, which in 2005 set out the requirements for a digital identity system capable of meeting the Internet’s requirements for security, privacy, inclusiveness and openness – and therefore enduring. Over time these requirements have become increasingly understood – and mandated – by regulators and endorsed by technology leaders.

Kim became Architect of Identity at Microsoft in 1999 when it acquired his company. Twenty years later, his work focusses on building decentralized user-owned identity technology that protects privacy while enabling existing cloud-based enterprise identity systems to simplify connecting “everyone to everyone” – whether they are employees, consumers, partners or suppliers – as well as to the internet of things.

Kim grew up in Canada, attending King’s College at Dalhousie University and l’Université de Montréal. He served on RISEPTIS,the high-level European Union advisory body providing vision and guidance on security and trust in the Information Society. He has won a number of industry awards, including Digital Identity World’s Innovation Award (2005), Network Computing’s Top 25 Technology Drivers Award (1996) and MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award (2005), Network World’s 50 Most Powerful People in Networking (2005), Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Privacy Award (2007) and’s Agenda Setters 2007. He has an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree from King’s College.

Kim's Sessions

Thursday, June 27
9:30 - 10:00 am
Standards: The Bedrock of Identity
You rely on them everyday... but do you really know what makes the standards world go round? For the first time at Identiverse, we're excited to welcome a panel of standards experts on to our keynote stage to discuss, debate and entertain you... and give you insight into the things that will change your world in the next 5 years.

Thursday, June 27
11:30 - 12:20 pm
The Identity Architecture Panel
Interested in advice and battle stories from experienced Identity practitioners? Then this is the panel for you! Join Baber Amin as he moderates a lively discussion including topics such as: how to minimize resource impact of daily basic identity/security challenges; challenges and opportunities as more companies outsource compute; new challenges emerging in renewed interest in Zero trust; how a focus on privacy and consent changes current approaches to identity and security; how privacy, marketing and sales needs can achieve a balance of insight without invasiveness; and more! This panel will be a great opportunity to learn from the masters: discover how to avoid their pitfalls and build on their successes.

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