|[January 21, 2013]
ForgeRock VP of Community Appointed to IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Inc., the pioneer of open source Identity and Access Management
(IAM), announced today that Allan Foster, vice president of community,
has been named to the IEEE (News - Alert)-Industry Standards and Technology
Organization Board of Directors. In this position, Foster, who was
nominated to the board by a committee of program peers, will join seven
other distinguished industry experts to help guide the future direction
of the organization.
"I look forward to joining the IEEE-ISTO Board and working alongside
some of the top minds in the industry to help the organization thrive
and grow in the years to come," said Foster. "Together we have the
opportunity to further game changing industry and identity management
standards that will have a lasting impact."
Foster brings over 25 years of experience in the high-technology
industry to the board, with expertise in Access Management, Federation,
and Portal Architectures. Having served as a representative on various
standards bodies, ranging from ANSI committees (Smalltalk, C++ and
Forth), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Liberty Alliance
Project, Kantara Initiative and Oasis, Forester will continue his work
as an advocate for standards and interoperabiliy as a member of the
IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors.
Since joining ForgeRock in 2010, Foster has led the engineering team for
OpenAM, the company's access management and federation product. As VP of
community, he is also responsible for driving all the community aspects
of products, including interacting with Standards bodies and technical
architecture discussions with customers.
Established in 1999, the IEEE-ISTO is a global not-for-profit
organization designed to facilitate industry standards development and
adoption activities for technology industry consortia. Board members
serve two-year terms and oversee the organization's financial operations
while helping promote the benefits of industry and government
organizations partnering with IEEE-ISTO.
ForgeRock is pioneering open source identity management through
innovation, simplification, and openness for all identity services.
Dedicated to democratizing Identity Management for everyone across
enterprise, social, mobile and the cloud, ForgeRock products support
mission-critical operations with a fully open source platform.
ForgeRock's Open Identity Stack powers solutions for thousands of the
world's largest companies and government organizations. For more
information and free downloads, visit www.forgerock.com
or follow ForgeRock on Twitter (News - Alert) at www.twitter.com/forgerock.
IEEE-ISTO is the premier trusted partner of the global technology
community for the development, adoption, and certification of industry
standards. A federation of member programs, its mission is to facilitate
the life-cycle of industry standards development through a dedicated
staff committed to offering vendor neutrality, quality support and
member satisfaction. IEEE-ISTO Programs span the spectrum of today's
information and communications technologies. IEEE-ISTO is the recipient
of the 2010 Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award which
recognizes success in driving market acceptance, adoption and
implementation of standardized technologies. For more information, visit www.ieee-isto.org.
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