ORG MCNC Title BIO Mark has worked in the information technology field for over 25 years and is currently working as an IAM Consultant at MCNC in Research Triangle Park, NC. He was formerly the Identity and Access Manager for North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC and worked to establish an IAM governance structure as well as an IAM Roadmap for the university. Prior to NC State Mark worked as an IT Manager with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he first became interested in the area of IAM and had the opportunity to work with Dartmouth College and their PKI initiative. He started his IT career with Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computers in systems management and later as a windows system administrator. Mark is currently a member of the EDUCAUSE Identity & Access Management Working Group and leads the IAM - Tools and Effective Practices Project Team. He is also vice-chair of the NC Federated Identity Management Task Force at MCNC/NCREN. The Task Force was formed in the fall of 2007 to identify one or more solutions to allow multiple North Carolina organizations (colleges, community colleges, K-12, government organizations, etc.) to authenticate to shared resources, using their existing identity management environments.