Kim is Architect of Identity in the IdentityDivision at Microsoft, where he champions the emergence of a privacy enhancing Identity Metasystem reaching across technologies, industries, vendors, continents and cultures.

Kim blogs at, where he published the Laws of Identity.

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As Architect of Identity, Kim played a leading role in the evolution of Active DirectoryFederation ServicesMicrosoft Identity ManagerCardSpace and Microsoft’s other Identity Metasystem , Azure Active Directory, and most recently, AzureAD B2C, identity initiatives.

He joined Microsoft in 1999 when it bought the ZOOMIT Corporation.  As VP of Technology at ZOOMIT, he had pioneered metadirectory technology and built the first shipping product. Before that he led ZOOMIT’s development team in producing a range of SMTP, X.400, X.500, and PKI products.

In 2009 he was appointed a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer.  He grew up in Canada, attending King’s College at Dalhousie University and l’Université de Montréal.   He served on RISEPTIS, the high-level European Union advisory body providing vision and guidance on security and trust in the Information Society.  He has won a number of industry awards, including Digital Identity World’s Innovation Award (2005), Network Computing’s Top 25 Technology Drivers Award (1996) and MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award (2005), Network World’s 50 Most Powerful People in Networking (2005), Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Privacy Award (2007) and’s Agenda Setters 2007.  In 2010 King’s College recognized his work on digital identity by awarding him an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree.

Since 2011 Kim has focused on the problem of B2C (including G2C).  He is also working on the connections between B2C and Me2C.

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  1. Mr Cameron,
    I attempted a search on the top identity management blogs on the web and your came up in the top 6. I have recently started a blog with an identity management focus and have been researching what is being written and how it is presented. My target audience is the end user so my posts are less about how and more about why. I attempted a search on the top identity management blogs on the web and yours came up in the top 6. I was wondering if you would be so kind as to take a look at my initial posts and if you find the material intriguing jump in as a follower. Comments are welcome. Constructive criticism is also welcome if you are so inclined. You can find my blog at
    Best Regards
    Tom Connell

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