HI + IM = Nulli

Nulli experts share their Human Information + Identity Management knowledge

Nulli Sponsors Inaugural SecRETs 2016 Conference

Nulli is a strong supporter of academia and industry sharing experience, research and development to extend knowledge of existing technologies and to develop innovative ideas in the realm of security and identity management. Nulli sponsored the first Security Researchers and industry Experts Talks known as SecRETs, which was held at University of Calgary on Oct 19, 2016 to encourage further collaboration between industry and academia.


Nulli Identity Series: User Managed Access - A Primer

Nulli with its global partner, ForgeRock held a well-attended industry event on Digital Identity and Privacy in Edmonton on Oct. 4.

NulliBrew 450 Post ForgeRock UnSummit

Three guys, a tank full of gas and a custom kegerator we made for the ForgeRock Technical UnSummit.  Here is a brief synopsis of our trip to California to show off the newly completed NulliBrew 450 on which we had been working.

Nulli at the Cloud Identity Summit

The world of Identity-in-the-Cloud will be present next week at Ping's yearly Cloud Identity Summit in New Orleans. 

NulliBrew 450 Identity Project - from Sun E450 to Kegerator

Take the shell of a Sun E450 Group Server, replace the interior with refrigeration, 4 Raspberry Pi's, plumbing to connect beer kegs to taps and control access using the ForgeRock Identity Stack integrated with Neo Technologies Neo4j graph database.   Leveraging the power of a graph database, OpenAM learns about your "connectedness" and makes access decisions for the equipment that controls the operation of the beer taps.

User-Managed Access and Identity Drive Internet of Things (IoT) - Dinner Event

Nulli and our partner, ForgeRock, are presenting an informative dinner to discuss how User-Managed Access (UMA) and Identity secures the Internet of Things (IoT).  The event will take place on Feb. 11, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta.   

Nulli is Diamond Sponsor of ForgeRock Identity Summit - Half Moon Bay, California May 27-29

Nulli is proud to be the Diamond Sponsor of the ForgeRock Identity Summit in Half Moon Bay, California, USA  - May 27-29 2015.  As the Diamond Sponsor we'll be hosting attendees to the Wednesday evening welcome reception and look forward to speak with everyone about the latest developments in Identity and Access Management (IAM).  If you haven't registered, there are still spots open so please consider coming to hear customer share success stories, listen to technical how-to sessions or attend sessions that are certain to challenge your thinking with respect to where IAM is heading in the coming years.  Register here.

Nulli - Keeping IAM Simple Stupid - ForgeRock Open Identity Summit

Nulli showcased our views on IM KISS - "Keep IAM Simple Stupid" demo at the ForgeRock Open Identity Summit.   Presenting identity management in a visible and open format with nothing to hide is a key principle of the open community that Nulli and ForgeRock support.   The demo highlighted a rapidly deployed suite of the ForgeRock Open Identity Stack running on 4 Raspberry Pi computers.

  ForgeRock Open Identity Stack running on Raspberry Pi by Nulli

ForgeRock Open Identity Stack running on Raspberry Pi

Giving Back to Our Community

Traditionally, Nulli employees have celebrated the Christmas season by participating in an employee gift exchange.  This year we decided to do something different.  We thought it would be a great way to show our team spirit and spread the Nulli cheer by donating what we would normally spend on a Christmas gift towards a hamper that would help a low income family.

Amble With Angus

Nulli will be participating again this year in the 11th annual Amble With Angus fun run in support of the Calgary Food Bank



Nulli Paints The Town

Yesterday, we had a Nulli Day “Painting the Town”.  It was a “feel good” day, lots of sun, laughs, appreciation and caring; a day away from the office; a day amongst great people.  Thank you to everyone at Nulli who were able to participate.  Mrs. K. was so happy and thankful to now have a freshly painted home to welcome her family and friends. Take a look at my pictures! and  Look at even better pictures from Volunteer Calgary!

The City of Calgary City Links is an amazing program of giving, helping low income seniors live in their homes safely and securely while providing a safe and supportive work environment for men and women facing barriers to employment.  Volunteer Calgary helps as well through their “Paint The Town” initiative where companies like Nulli can have a great day painting the exterior of a senior’s home.

RSA 2012 - Philippe Courtot - Chairman and CEO Qualys - Keynote

The Urgent Need for a More Effective Approach to Security
Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc.

Philippe provided an excellent presentation about companies that are currently applying disruptive technologies and thus changing how we view a “norm”.
He spoke about both the Hiriko Project and a company called Pininfarina and how they are disrupting the personal transportation market for in-city transportation.  He also updated attendees on how firms are re-thinking the whole security model and how they are trying to address issues like e-mail spoofing and SSL Certificate Authorities and the need for collaboration via a new trustworthy internet organization that he launched today. (2012-02-29) 

The Hiriko Project  - http://www.hiriko.com/

This “car-sharing” project has global breadth in that the design is from MIT, manufacturing in Spain and is involving many global participants in a consortium arrangement.   Applying new technology to create disruptive models to personal in-city transportation.  Set to go into production in 2013 these 2 person electric cars designed at MIT reduce parking requirements, provide short-term access to personal transportation and help the environment.  The consortium is supposed to be speaking with San Francisco as another city for us of the cars and program.

RSA 2012 - San Francisco

I have been attending the RSA Conference in San Francisco (February 27-March 2nd) this week and found it to be a very worthwhile networking event.   The Nulli team having reviewed the conference sessions believed there was limited content focused on the area of Identity Management and thus we didn’t send any other participants to the conference this year.   In previous years we have had participants attend as there was a strong showing of Identity and Access Management (IAM) sessions of real interest to our team and clients. 
My time at RSA 2012 has been filled meeting with a variety of Identity and Security vendors to determine how well they fill niche or end-to-end IAM functions for our clients.  See following posts that elaborate on who I met with and my findings.

Nulli Speaking at COUG - Dec 15th, 2011

Trevor Roskewich, Senior Identity Consultat at Nulli will be presenting to the Calgary Oracle User Group (COUG) at the Suncor Energy Centre at 8:00 AM on December 15, 2011.   His presentation, co-produced with Lisa Gryschuk, Senior Human Information Consultant at Nulli, addresses the critical business integration between Human Capital Management and Identity Management.

Nulli @ The Gartner IAM Summit 2011 – San Diego

You’ll find Craig, Joanne and myself attending the Gartner IAM Summit 2011 November 13th through 16th in San Diego.

At the IAM Summit, we look forward to speaking with attendees who share our passion for deploying cost effective access and identity management solutions.  We want to speak with analysts and attendees about tools used to deploy and support strategies, tactics and solutions.  We also going to   approach solution providers to hear how they address the demanding business requirements and needs for reduced costs of ownership that so many of our clients are seeking.

This Ain’t Your Grandma’s HCM:  Identity for the Enterprise

Aside from the wonderful grammar, this 11:15 AM session being held at Western Canada Regional User Group (WCRUG) in Vancouver, BC on November 10, 2011 will be of interest to everyone in the enterprise.

Human Capital Management (HCM), also known as Human Resources (HR), is a critical application forming the foundation of every business’ success. Knowing who your people are and what role they play along with associated cost/benefit metrics is what HCM/HR applications are best at performing.  Nulli believes this Human Information (HI) is central to the success of many applications.  High quality Human Information is a key requirement for reliable security and identity processes as well as for HCM.