The University of King's College is pleased to announce that will be Kim Cameron distinguished with an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law at its Encaenia Ceremonies on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax.
Kim Cameron is Chief Architect of Identity in the Identity and Security division at Microsoft and is widely considered a leader on identity issues. He has won numerous awards for his work including Digital Identity World's Innovation Award and was named as one of Network World's 50 Most Powerful People in Networking, both in 2005. Cameron graduated from King's with a bachelor's degree in physics and math at age 19. He developed his hacking skills while working on a master's degree of physics at King's and Dalhousie and moved on to study philosophy in Paris. In 1970 he started a doctorate thesis in computing and social phenomena at the Université de Montréal but was lured away by an equally fervent passion for music. By the mid-70s, he had joined the band Limbo Springs as lead guitarist, and the band eventually became the house act at Toronto's legendary Cheetah Club. While in Toronto, Cameron developed an interest in the microcomputer and was soon running the academic computing centre at George Brown. Along with a colleague he pioneered a meta-directory called Zoomit that they sold to Microsoft in 1999. In 2003 he went public with a technology he developed called InfoCard, which lets users control their identity information and is now a cornerstone of Microsoft's identity strategy. Cameron will be receiving an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law.
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