Schedule at a Glance

Solving the Identity Access Management Challenge in Birmingham City Schools
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM:
Room: Colorado
Format: Concurrent Session - 30 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Information Technology Management
Secondary Essential Skill: Communication Systems Management
Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: Birmingham City Schools was faced with a challenge: access to its network was antiquated and out of date. Students were using multiple generic access accounts, and teacher and administrator accounts were manually managed using outdated processes. The active directory was in need of a complete overhaul. There was little confidence that access to the network and identity of the user could be assured. The school district needed a strategy and direction to address the delivery of identity and access controls. Join us to learn how Birmingham successfully planned and deployed a multi-year project designed to transform the school district by automating access and identity management needs.

In this session, Dr. Joanne Stephens will review the challenges and will discuss policy questions that came up. Today the school district provides end users with automated identity and single-sign-on role-based secure access to district network that is manageable, cost efficient and effective.
Skill Level: Advanced