What's your worst nightmare on the job?
Any widespread outage of services. The scenarios range from natural disasters to a missed security patch that might impact all of our computers and anything in-between.
What annoys you?
Missed opportunities. I hate it when we are late to discover a product or service that could have made a difference. Casting your net wide for opportunities, yet being able to narrow choices down and prioritize through a process of building consensus with our constituents, is a challenging but fun part of my job.
If you had your way, what would you like to do?
Be a roadie for ESPN's college football Game Day. Seriously, I have a terrific group of people who I work with on a day-to-day basis who are receptive to new technologies and help us to be successful. I think it would be hard to find a better work environment that keeps me motivated on a daily basis.
SKILLS IN DEMAND:
Hands-on Identity and Access Management (IdAM) professionals are always in demand, but those with a strategic focus are increasingly sought after.Aligning objectives
IdAM professionals focused on alignment with business objectives, process improvement and enterprise design are needed to accomplish these goals.
Expect to see base salaries in the $110K to $175K range.
-Jeff Combs, Alta Associates, Inc.