From: Philpott, Robert
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003
Cc: 'Dee Schur'; Philpott,
Subject: SAML 1.1 interop event
update - ACTION FOR ALL - I NEED A FAIRLY CONFIDENT COMMITMENT TO ATTEND
This is (hopefully) the last mail I will post to the main
SSTC list regarding the SAML 1.1 interop event. Further mail will be sent
to the email@example.com
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Thank you to all that responded to my previous mail for
marketing contacts. If you are interested in participating and
haven't done so already, please send me a marketing contact.
I've also had a couple folks contact me expressing a willingness to help
sponsor the event since these things can never be done for no cost. Thank
you to those that are volunteering, and if there are more of you out there, it
would really help. There will likely be some minimal costs that
we'll all equally split, but sponsoring will help give SAML a lot more
visibility in the industry and will bring your organization additional
publicity at the event. I'm now turning this issue over to the
marketing team to work out the details.
I met again today with our conference planners and marketing
folks to work on logistics for holding the event. It looks like we WILL
be able to hold the interop event on the main RSA Conference show floor.
I TENTATIVELY have arranged for a 20x20 ft booth near the rear of the show
floor. It will be a little tight, but this should be sufficient room to
hold a MAX of 16 participants. So participation will need to be first-come-first-served
if we get more than that.
One of my requirements was that we be able to curtain this
area off for the first couple of days so we can do our interop testing in
private before we open it up for a public showing. This has been arranged
and we can get in starting on Sunday evening if we so desire. The
conference folks are asking, however, that if we do this event on the show
floor that we commit to collectively man the booth for the public viewing for 2
days (Wednesday and Thursday) from 10am-5pm. We'll
probably plan a press event for Wednesday morning as well. This
doesn't mean that every vendor has to be there the full 2 days, but we
would want every participating company/group to man the booth for a few hours
each day. This, of course, doesn't have to be the engineers that
get the interop going. It could be folks from your marketing organization
manning the booth.
As I've mentioned, hosting this event at the
conference is not very cheap (it's at the Moscone center in SF).
RSA is willing to absorb some considerable costs to make this
happen. But before I make a FIRM, FINAL commitment to reserve the space,
I need to know that folks will REALLY help work to make it happen. I
realize that doing so without having defined the interop scenario may be
difficult, but I believe we can meet everyone's requirements if we at
least agree to a Browser/Artifact and a Browser/POST scenario. We can
possibly agree to do more once we get the planning work going, but if we start
with that, I think we should be able to get meet everyone's needs.
So I just need to find out if I can count on
everyone's support. Please send me email (let's not spam the
entire list) if you can commit. So far, I have technical and marketing
contacts from the following organizations:
I have technical contacts from the following vendors but
still need a marketing contact:
I've received an expression of interest, but no
contact info from:
As I said, if there's anyone else interested, please
let me know asap with contact info.
I need this confirmation BY end of day next WEDNESDAY
(17-Dec). I could really use the marketing contacts ASAP so that they can
get going on some of the logistics.
Thanks for your help!
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