Identity Working: The Power of our Customers

On the eve of Navigate ’17, which kicks off tomorrow morning in Austin, it seems especially fitting to shine the spotlight on our customers who are all working hard to develop identity centers of excellence at their respective organizations.  We take great pride in staying close to our customers to ensure their success from start to finish, and everywhere in between. As a new addition to Navigate ’17, we’ve decided to award those customers that exemplify the company’s core values, which are integral to SailPoint’s success and by extension, its customers.

We’ll be presenting these awards at all three of our Navigate ’17 events this year and I’m personally looking forward to congratulating each of our winners as we take Navigate around the globe in 2017.

For our event this week in Austin, we’re very pleased to congratulate our winners, which include: Norwich University and Paul de Graaff, Weight Watchers.

Innovation Award

The essence of SailPoint’s core value of innovation is about delivering unique, compelling value to our customers and partners, with the end goal of having a significant, positive impact on their bottom line. At the end of the day, their success breeds our success.

Norwich University uses the full IdentityNow product suite to empower both their student population and their employees. Having constant access to new identity innovations which is inherent in the SaaS model that underpins IdentityNow, which allows Norwich to stay ahead of the competition, continuing to grow the university, and ultimately making a significant impact on the university’s bottom line. With their cloud-based identity governance program in place, Norwich University’s IT team is free to focus on tackling broader IT strategies and delivering on actionable goals for the organization.

Individual Award

We value every individual at SailPoint – our people drive our collective success. I often describe our employees as having three important qualities: they are humble, they are hungry, and they are smart. These three qualities combined make for an “ideal team member” (with credit to Patrick Lencioni on that idea) – and to see these qualities carry through among our customers is exciting to see, which is why this award in particular is a fun one to grant.

Paul De Graaff, head of security and compliance for Weight Watchers, is an identity evangelist and an incredible SailPoint advocate. He recognizes the need to put identity at the center of Weight Watchers’ IT security strategy and shares that vision with his peers in security.  He’s one of our long-time ‘repeat’ customers who lives and breathes identity but is also an extremely friendly, amicable and enjoyable person to be seated next to at the meeting table. He gets it. We value his forward-thinking perspective and the work he is doing as an identity evangelist.

Congratulations to all of our winners – a well-deserved honor for all of you, indeed.

And, if you’re with us in Austin this week, please seek these customers out to say hello, congratulate them and maybe grab a few minutes of their time to hear more about what’s worked so well for them at their respective organizations. That’s what this week is all about – seeing identity at work and applying what you’ve learned when you get back to your home bases, wherever that may be in the world. Good luck!