Makesh Rao

Solution Architect; Cisco
Makesh is a solution architect in OneID program which has a bold ambition of developing a scalable identity fabric for Cisco. Makesh has 20+ yrs of experience in integration space and is technologist at heart. Having transitioned from integration to security, he has been delivering projects in the existing IAM team. Makesh has also researched customer-facing technologies of the valley to identify the best fit for the program and intends to transform IAM at Cisco from servers and tools to “as-a-service” product capability.

Makesh's Session


Friday, June 28
9:30 - 10:20 am
Ballroom
Cloud Native Customer Identity and Access Management
As businesses drives digital transformation and strives to support new business models, Customer Identity and Access Management is transforming to be a critical component to marketing, customer success and product strategies. In addition, the security and privacy landscape are driving new requirements and capabilities. Ideal vs reality – what we learned and learning in our journey. • What we learned and still learning deploying Ping Directory, open source, and custom component cloud native (microservices and containers) and in a hybrid cloud. • What is the security and privacy capabilities we are building to meet the new demands of GDPR, FedRamp, etc. • What capabilities are needed to support digital transformation and new business models (Subscription, Everything as a Service). Opportunities for the industry.

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