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.
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As Architect of Identity, Kim played a leading role in the evolution of Active Directory, Federation Services, Microsoft Identity Manager, CardSpace 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 Silicon.com’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.