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Mary Ruddy

Mary Ruddy

Vice President

Mary Ruddy is a Research Vice President on the GTP Identity and Access Management team. Her primary focus areas are single sign-on, identity federation, modern IAM architecture, API gateways, web access management (WAM) and consumer IAM. Other topics she covers include mobile authorization, trust elevation (step-up, dynamic and acdaptive authentication), trust frameworks, government identity initiatives and identity standards. She is a founding member of the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods Technical Committee and Chair of Identity Commons. Ms. Ruddy was also a founding member of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG), which was formed in response to the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).

Ms. Ruddy was a founder of the Eclipse Higgins open source project. Previously, she chaired an identity industry certification committee in support of the U.S. Federal Identity Credential and Access Management (FICAM) efforts to promote the adoption of third-party identity credentials. This resulted in the creation of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) Foundation, which is dedicated to certifying trust frameworks.


Years of Experience:

  • 5 years in total with Gartner
  • 30 years in IT industry
  • 30 years in Technology & Telecommunications industry
  • 20 years in Banking, Finance and Insurance industry
  • 13 years in Government industry
  • 5 years in Retail industry

Top 5 Issues I Help Clients Address:

  • Implementing single sign-on (SSO), including federated access management in general
  • Identity and access management preparations for Microsoft Office 365
  • Protecting APIs
  • Identity standards including SAML, OAuth, OpenID and OpenID Connect
  • Consumer identity and access management including bring your own identity (BYOI)

Roles That Need My Research:

  • IT professionals, identity architects, enterprise architects, identity practitioners and IT project leaders

Top 5 Key Initiatives I Cover:

  • Identity and Access Management Program
  • Delivering Effective Identity and Access Management Capabilities
  • Cloud Computing
  • Modernizing Application Architecture and Infrastructure
  • Office 365, G Suite or Other Cloud Office Initiatives

Common Inquiries I Address:

  • The most common inquiries Ms. Ruddy addresses are related to single sign-on (SSO), federated identity management and related standards, identity and access management as a service, and API gateways. She also addresses inquiries on consumer identity and access management, bring your own identity, government identity initiatives, and adaptive access.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 5:25 PM - 6:10 PM

Evolve Your Identity Architecture to Be More Modern and Agile

The world of digital business is placing increasing demands on identity and access management infrastructure. Technical professionals need to evolve old architectural control points to a newer set of best practices for modern identity architecture that is much more intelligent and agile.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM

Leverage Machine Learning to Enable Smarter Adaptive Access Management

Machine learning is not just a tool for smarter offline analysis. Machine learning can now support real-time automated data-driven actions. Organizations are starting to use machine learning tools and techniques to provide intelligent adaptive access management to meet the usability and security demands of modern digital business.

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