Optimal IdM, a leading provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, today announced it will preside on a panel at the OWI 2018 KNOW Identity Conference March 26-28 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Mike Brengs, Chief Revenue Officer, Optimal IdM will discuss, “Rethinking Identity Management in the Enterprise” on Tues., March 27 at 1:30 p.m. “Given recent technological advancements and new methods on the horizon, many enterprises are experiencing dramatic shifts in identity management,” said Brengs. “This session will provide practical strategies for transformation and explain how identity holds the key to securing critical data and infrastructure, while delivering the convenient access users demand.” Brengs has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and has been deploying identity management solutions since joining OpenNetwork Technologies in 2000 (acquired by BMC Software), and later with Oblix (acquired by Oracle). Brengs attended the University of South Florida where he earned an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems and is a Microsoft Certified Professional holding the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional 2003, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator 2003 and Security+. “Pairing a unique and diversified program with the world’s leading identity experts just makes sense,” said Travis Jarae, Co-Founder and CEO of OWI. “In 2017, we had over 120 speakers, including more than 70 C-Level executives. We are proud to have Optimal IdM join our speaker lineup and share their invaluable knowledge, experience and strategies with our attendees.”

About the KNOW Identity Conference

The premier global event for the identity industry, the KNOW Identity Conference is the nexus for identity innovation, offering a uniquely differentiated, powerful, and immersive event that convenes the world’s most influential organizations and smartest minds across industries to shape the future of identity. Presented by OWI Events, the conference provides a platform for leaders to build, defend and connect on identity across all industries.

About OWI

OWI is an independent research and strategy company focused on identity. Their mission is to help changemakers, innovators, business leaders, and investors stay ahead of market trends so they can build sustainable, forward-thinking identity products and strategies. The company, which is comprised of OWI Consulting, OWI Labs and OWI Events focuses on cybersecurity, Trust and Safety, and IoT. OWI Consulting offers strategic advisory, product management and user experience design, transformation and performance improvement, and regulatory compliance and risk services to quickly identify and assess opportunities, position brands, and execute business strategies. OWI Labs is a team of experts who provide original research and analysis across the identity industry to generate independent and actionable market and business insights. The team offers monthly research papers on the industry’s most relevant topics. OWI Events hosts the annual, KNOW Identity Conference and other industry events with the goal of shaping the future of identity across multiple industries. Stay up to date with the latest identity news, events, and research coverage.

About Optimal IdM

Optimal IdM is a global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. Optimal IdM partners with clients to provide comprehensive, fully customizable enterprise level solutions that meet the specific security and scalability needs of their organizations. Optimal IdM offers its solutions both on premise and in the cloud as a 100% managed service offering. Customers include Fortune 1000 companies, as well as federal, state and local government agencies all over the world. Founded in 2005, Optimal IdM is privately held and has been profitable in every quarter since inception. Media Contact: Dan Chmielewski Madison Alexander PR 714-832-8716 949-231-2965 dchm@madisonalexanderpr.com    


  • The database in which all of your organization’s sensitive identity data is stored.
  • A digital ledger in which digital transactions are recorded chronologically and publicly.
  • Securely managing customer identity and profile data, and controlling customer access to applications and services.
  • The means of linking a person's electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems.
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  • The policy-based centralized orchestration of user identity management and access control.
  • An authentication infrastructure that is built, hosted and managed by a third-party service provider.
  • A security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user's identity for a login or other transaction.
  • A global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. 
  • Managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users.
  • Tools and technologies for controlling user access to critical information within an organization.
  • An authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.