Panel | The direction and evolution of access control and identity management

In 2021’s increasingly digital world, organizations will need to remain vigilant. As remote work continues for at least several more months, we can be sure that threat actors will continue to adapt their tactics to capitalize on employees working remotely. Without a clearly defined corporate perimeter, identity will be more important than ever when it comes to protecting data and devices from sophisticated phishing attempts, data breaches, or ransomware. IT teams will be looking to implement even more robust identity and access strategies, from single sign-on to multi-factor authentication to password management and more. Streamlining logins will be more important than ever, along with educating employees to work together to avoid potential risks.

Join this panel discussion for a view of the direction and evolution of access control and identity management. Learn best practices for fortifying your organization in 2021 and beyond to ensure that the right people are accessing the right information.


James Roeske Customer Advisory Group
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James is a renowned GRC and Security speaker, practitioner, and advocate since 1997. James founded firms that became the de facto implementers of SAP GRC, post-acquisition of Virsa Systems by SAP. With 260+ customer consultations, James has developed unique insight on a wide range of customer GRC and Security journeys from assessment to adoption and implementation. James’ 24 years as Auditor, SAP Security, and Compliance practitioner present invaluable insight to clients.

Chris Radkowski SAP
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Chris Radkowski, Senior Director, SAP Solution Management. Chris leads the product strategy and go-to-market for SAP Access Governance, Data Protection and Cybersecurity portfolios. Previously Chris has worked as a product manager at several start ups focused on access management, single sign-on, and network access control. Chris is leading the effort at SAP in key digitization and cloud for access governance and security solutions delivering ideas and market transforming vision for each topic. Outside of SAP, Chris is working on windsurf, kite, and surf hydrofoil designs that have been used to win world championships and recently achieved the world nautical mile speed record at La Palme, France.

Sarma Adithe SAP
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Sarma Adithe is Chief Product Owner for Access Governance responsible for overall SAP Access Control & SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance product development. He has over 25 years of experience out of which 13+ years in Access Controls domain. Sarma’s focus area at SAP is Access Governance, as well as technical expertise in SAP Authorizations, Java, and Mobile. Sarma is directly involved in customer interactions, Co-Innovation, and Customer connect on topics related to Access Governance Solutions