Last night I had dinner with a cast of characters:
- Mark MacAuley of Navisite
- Mark McClain of Sailpoint, ex-Sun by way of Waveset
- Mark Dixon of Sun
- Nishant Kaushik of Oracle, a Thor guy
- Dave Kearns of Network World
We grabbed a late batch of dim sum at Ton Kiang. Good stuff I have to say.
One of the things that Mark Mc and noticed was that the identity market is remarkably small. It is definitely a good thing that ex-Access360/IBM, Thor/Oracle, Waveset/Sun guys can break bread and have a laugh over the deals that we used to compete. It’s that (grudging, at times) comradery in this market that I love and it is one the things that makes Catalyst so much fun.