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January 12 IAM Online: A Panel Discussion About Persistent Identifiers for Education

Tune in to the next IAM Online, “A Panel Discussion About Persistent Identifiers for Education,” which will take place Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 3 p.m. EST. A number of factors are coalescing around the need for a globally unique, persistent, non-reassigned, transparent identifier for each individual. However, there remain a number of difficult technical, policy, and process issues, especially when personal identity, trust, privacy, and accountability must be considered. This panel discussion will explore some of the current technology and policy challenges presented by unique identifiers and credentials, as well as opportunities for establishing standards and practices for the education community and what is required for a global Identity, Credential, Access Management (ICAM) approach.

Guest speakers: Keith Hazelton, Senior IT Architect, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Steve Midgley, Deputy Director, Office of Education Technology, United States Department of Education; Tracy Mitrano, Director of IT Policy, Cornell University; Tim Poe, Senior Collaborative Technologist, MCNC; Tom Scavo, Operations Manager, InCommon; and Bill Weems, Assistant VP for Academic Computing, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Moderators: Chris Duffy, CIO, Peirce College and Rodney Petersen, Senior Government Relations Officer and Managing Director, EDUCAUSE. For more details, or to access archived sessions, visit