After 8 Months of planning the Cloud Identity Summit 2022 is over and I can say it was really a pleasure to help to organize this great Community event from my perspective. Four years ago Thomas Naunheim come up with the Idea to create a event focus on Identity for the Community. We discuss this in our Azure Bonn Orga Team and finally the Cloud Identity Summit was born. At the end of 2019 we plan the first edition for 2020 as a in-person event, but things changed and we changed the format to an virtual event and this also for 2021.
Back in february we start planning for the 3rd edition 2022 and we decided to go back to our original idea to hold it as a in-person event, but with the experience of two virtual events we move it to an hybrid event. Yesterday was our 1st Cloud Identity Summit 2022 as hybrid edition and I can say, I was really exited about it. Why?
Firstly it was an absolute pleasure to meet so many Identity experts from around the globe at our local event in-person to get to know them, to exchange ideas with them and to learn many new things. And how often do you have the opportunity to have dinner and a conference with Nestori Syynimaa, Stefan van der Wiele, Sander Berkouwer, David O`Brien, Christopher Brumm, Sergey Chubarov, Fabian Bader, Eric Berg, Raymond Comvalius and the other Identity experts?
Second the shift to a hybrid event and the ability to bring the speaker together with the community was amazing. There was a lot of discussion about different solution. The workshops offered by Nestorri and Stefan were well attended and there was a lot of feedback on Microsoft Docu and the like. This workshops was only available for our in-person attendees to allow a real exchange between speakers and participants.
Third the afternoon was good prepared was means every speaker delivered a great session and give our attendees everytime the opportunity to get in touch with them. We streamed the sessions, giving everyone the opportunity to participate. Unfortunately, the feedback was, as so often, very low. We deliberately refrained from recording the sessions.
We hope we arrived our goal to bring the speaker and the community together in an in-person event and give the hole community the opportunity to attend virtual. A main topic for this conference was the roundtable where attendees can ask the identity experts about solutions, features and services.
A big thank you to the speakers who traveled all the way to the event, took the work upon themselves to get in touch with the participants on site and share their knowledge.
Also, a big thank you to our sponsors adesso SE, Yubico and Glueckkanja-gab who supported us in getting this event off the ground and were always available with confidence.
Finally, a big thank you to my Azure Bonn Team Melanie Eibl, René de la Motte and Thomas Naunheim without him this event never been possible.
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