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Hybrid Identity Protection Conference

descPoint Hybrid Identity Protection Conference offers identity professionals an opportunity to discover new possibilities and technologies around directory services in the on-premises, cloud, and hybrid enterprise.
descPoint Learn from and interact with the world's leading experts and see what cutting edge industry professionals are doing to revolutionize identity management and protection in the modern organization.
descPoint Acquire critical technical knowledge, discover best practices, and interact with your peers facing the same complex IAM needs in organizations with increasingly evolving and demanding requirements.



Sean Deuby

Architect, Edgile Inc.

Sean Deuby is an identity architect for Edgile, Inc., where he focuses on enterprise cloud identity and Active Directory solutions. Sean is a Microsoft MVP in the directory services and enterprise mobility expertise areas for 14 years.


Gil Kirkpatrick


Gil Kirkpatrick is the CTO at ViewDS Identity Solutions. Gil has been lead developer, architect, or product manager for several of the IAM industry’s leading products, and a Microsoft Directory Services/Enterprise mobility MVP for the last 14 years. Gil is known for his articles in Windows IT Pro, the book Active Directory Programming, and as the founder of the Directory Experts Conference.


Darren Mar-Elia

Head of Product, Semperis

Darren Mar-Elia is Head of Product at Semperis. Darren has 30 years of experience in enterprise IT and software and has been a Cloud and Datacenter MVP for the past 14 years.


Brian Desmond

Principal, Ravenswood Technology Group

Brian Desmond is a Principal Consultant with Ravenswood Technology Group. He is also the author of O’Reilly’s Active Directory book and a Microsoft MVP for Identity and Access Management.


Sean Metcalf

CTO, Trimarc Security, LLC

Sean Metcalf is CTO at Trimarc Security, LLC and one of ~100 people globally who holds the Microsoft Certified Master Directory Services (MCM) certification. Sean presented on Active Directory attack and defense at Black Hat, Bsides, DEF CON, DerbyCon, Shakacon and Sp4rkCon security conferences.


Allen Brokken

Chief Architect - CyberSecurity, Ascent Solutions

Allen Brokken is a 20+ year Security and Identity veteran and is the Chief Architect, CyberSecurity at Ascent Solutions. He has consulted with some of the largest companies to help build successful Security Strategies both at Ascent Solutions and as an Enterprise Architect at Microsoft.


Joe Kaplan

Identity Architect, Accenture

Joe Kaplan is an Identity Architect in Accenture’s internal IT organization where he focuses on solving real world problems for a large, complex business. Joe is a Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility and is a co-author of the .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programming.


Sander Berkouwer

Identity Architect and Microsoft MVP

Sander Berkouwer is an identity architect from the Netherlands, focusing on Azure, Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. Sander is a Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard.


John Savill

Principal Solutions Architect, Microsoft Technology Center

John Savill is a Principal Solutions Architect, 11-time MVP, and MCSE for Azure Infrastructure and Windows Server 2016. He's also Azure certified, ITIL certified and a CISSP. John is the author of FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to IT Pro, as well as the author of eight books including Mastering Azure Infrastructure Services (Wiley).


Roelf Zomerman

Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

Roelf Zomerman is a Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect, specializing in the architecture of complex solutions in Azure and on-premises products such as Active Directory, Exchange, Windows Server products and other Microsoft solutions. Roelf is one of very few globally who was awarded with the Microsoft Certified Master Certification in Active Directory Services.


Tomasz Onyszko

CTO, Predica

Tomasz is a technology expert on digital identity and governance, leading and advising for IT projects worldwide. With over 17 years of experience in identity area, and multiple MVP titles, Tomasz is leading Predica in its technical choices and directions as CTO.


Peter Geelen

Managing Consultant in Security, Identity & Access and Privacy, Quest For Security

Peter Geelen is an independent consultant in Security, Identity & Access and Privacy management at Quest For Security. Peter has over 20 years of experience in enterprise security and architecture, identity and access management, information protection, cybersecurity, corporate security policies, and cloud security and privacy management. Peter is a 5-time MVP for Identity & Access, ISO27001 Master, and Certified Security Trainer.


Michael Grafnetter

PFE Identity & Security, Microsoft

Michael is an Active Directory Security expert who works at Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer. He is also the author of the DSInternals PowerShell module.


Daniel Stefaniak

Program Manager, Azure AD Product Group Customer Success, Microsoft

Daniel is a Program Manager at Microsoft’s Azure AD Product Group’s Customer Success Get-To-Production responsible for Proof of Concepts and competitive efforts. Before moving to US, Daniel was a Premier Field Engineer, Consultant, and Microsoft MVP in Management Infrastructure.


Guy Teverovsky

CTO, Semperis

With over 15 years of experience in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) field, Guy leads the technical solution strategy and engineering for Semperis.


Mickey Bresman

CEO, Semperis

Mickey brings to Semperis a vast experience in the enterprise software field, stretching back from his management roles in the Israeli Defense Force Navy computing technical unit, over a decade ago.


Day one, 6 Nov, 2017

08:30-09:45 am - Registration, breakfast, networking
09:45-10:00 am - Opening remarks and welcome, Gil Kirkpatrick
11:00-11:30 am - Coffee break
12:45-01:30 pm - Lunch, networking
01:30 - 02:00 pm - Larry Silverstein Presentation
03:10-03:40 pm - Coffee break
05:40-06:00 pm - Closing remarks and networking, Mickey Bresman
06:30 pm - Open bar networking party

Day two, 7 Nov, 2017

08:30-09:45 am - Registration, breakfast, networking
09:45-10:00 am - Opening remarks and welcome, Darren Mar-Elia
11:00-11:30 am - Coffee break
12:45-01:30 pm - Lunch and networking
03:30-04:00 pm - Coffee break
05:00-05:30 pm - Conference closing remarks, Mickey Bresman

Why Attend

Hybrid Identity Protection Conference 2017 offers a unique opportunity to spend two days on site in New York with your peers, whose day-to-day job is to architect, manage, and protect identity management in the hybrid enterprise. You will also be able to meet face-to-face with the leading experts of your field, acquire in-depth technical knowledge, and be exposed to the latest innovation.

whyPointMeet key industry experts
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whyPointExpand your technical knowledge and explore possible strategies
whyPointNetwork with your peers from similar organizations