1,200 Professionals • 21 Countries • 50+ Sessions

55 Government Organizations • 75 Industry Exhibitors 

The Global Identity Summit (GIS) is the U.S. federal government’s primary outreach and collaboration-building event with the worldwide identity community. GIS is held annually and is designed to:

  • Promote a comprehensive understanding of current capabilities, pending needs, market trends and future directions of both the federal government and the entire identity community.
  • Initiate and advance public-private and cross-discipline collaboration necessary for the continued advancement and appropriate application of identity and access management disciplines across all mission spaces.

The GIS provides an immersive environment where identity professionals from the federal government, private sector and academia can dedicate three days to strategic planning, information sharing, needs analysis, collaboration and relationship building. GIS venues are chosen to support this environment and enable concurrent presentation tracks, workshops and exhibition space.

The 2016 GIS will be more focused than ever on the community’s future and the expanded role of the private sector in support and mission success. The GIS Planning Committee has designed this year’s event to provide an assessment of the current state of government and private-sector programs and challenges. It will generate a public-private consensus on items that are most critical to this community’s future and pair solution providers with stakeholders to improve the posture of identity management in the U.S. and worldwide.

The shifting drivers within the global identity community as well as new threats and trends and the impending presidential administration change makes the next 12 months critical for joint planning. GIS participants will share their experiences and insights as the community deliberates about the current state of identity verification and plans a path forward.