The inaugural Hybrid Identity Protection Conference in New York will host expert identity professionals from around the world. Call for presenters is now open.


Semperis and SDM Software announced today that they will launch Hybrid Identity Protection Conference – an event that aims to bring together enterprise identity experts, architects, and policy makers to learn about hybrid identity best practices, trends, and innovations. The two-day conference will offer attendees content in tracks focused on security and IT operations. Among the industry experts already confirmed to deliver content are Brian Desmond, Darren Mar-Elia, Sean Deuby, and others

Sean Deuby, a longstanding identity expert and Microsoft MVP for Directory Services said “Identity history is repeating itself with the rapid buildout of Azure Active Directory in the cloud and hybrid architectures that make it work with your on-premises AD. Though at a high level the idea is the same – providing an identity-based platform to control access to a wide variety of resources – the details are totally different. We need a conference for hybrid directory experts to get together, learn, and share experiences similar to the DEC of old, and Hybrid Identity Protection Conference is it.”

Darren Mar-Elia, a longstanding identity management industry leader and a Cloud and Datacenter Microsoft MVP, added, “I’m really excited to be involved in Hybrid Identity Protection Conference. I have fond memories of attending Directory Experts Conference (DEC) run by NetPro and Quest, and I look forward to trying to capture a similar spirit of community, collaboration, and knowledge sharing in this new world of hybrid identity and related security challenges. I encourage everyone who is involved in identity management as part of their job to add this show to the list of conferences they attend this year!”

Hybrid Identity Protection Conference will feature a full schedule of technical, deep-dive presentations and workshops designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of today’s identity experts. A wide range of topics covered will provide insight on security and operations challenges of hybrid identity scenarios. The conference will also offer attendees the opportunity to see innovative technologies that transform identity security and management and an opportunity to create and build connections with their peers.

Full conference badges are now offered on the conference website. The call for presenters is also currently open for industry thought leaders who want to join the presenter lineup in New York this year.

About Hybrid Identity Protection Conference: HIP Conference aims to give hybrid directory experts a place to meet and learn. Mobile workforce, cloud applications, and enterprise digitization increasingly challenge identity professionals. If you are faced with securing and operating internal and external identity platforms, while supporting evolving business demands, Hybrid Identity Protection Conference is the event for you