Devoteam reinforces its position in cyber security with new IAM practice
Zaventem/Brussels, September 13th 2018 - Olivier Naveau, CEO of Paradigmo, will head Devoteam’s brand new IAM practice. Naveau brings in entrepreneurial spirit and loads of experience in IT security and IAM.
Devoteam, a pure player in digital transformation of large organisations in EMEA, announced the acquisition of 100% of Paradigmo N.V., a leading IT integrator for Identity & Access Management & Governance in Belux. With this take-over, Devoteam reinforces its position in cyber security, one of the strategic offerings within its Scale 2020 Strategy. The Paradigmo team will form the new IAM practice at Devoteam, headed by Paradigmo founder and CEO Olivier Naveau.
IT security: the thread running through Naveau’s career
Olivier Naveau, former CEO of Paradigmo and now practice leader IAM at Devoteam: “I am very enthusiast to join Devoteam with my team, and to be part of Devoteam’s strategic security offering with our focused and unique expertise. Joining an international Group opens interesting perspectives in terms of synergies and will allow us to work together with large accounts looking for a European partner rather than a Belux company.”
Naveau is an industrial engineer of ISIC and master in IT of UCL. He started his career in ‘88 as a software engineer at the hi tech company BIM in Everberg. He worked in systems programming, for amongst others the bank BBL (now part of ING) and SWIFT. In ’95 he was one of the founders of internet security and technical website specialist Uniway (now SII Belgium). As head of Uniway’s security team, he chose to specialize in firewalls and Sun Microsystems middleware.
The creation of IAM integrator Paradigmo
In 2004, Uniway evolved more towards web development and windows. Naveau left Uniway with his team to start Paradigmo, specialist in Identity and Access Management and Governance. Paradigmo continued to focus on Sun Microsystems middleware (Java Enterprise Systems), a suite comprising IAM software, collaboration software and ESB (Enterprise Service Bus). In 2010, Sun Microsystems was taken over by Oracle, and ForgeRock was created to further develop Sun’s open source IAM software. Paradigmo was one of the first partners of ForgeRock.
Today, Paradigmo is a strategic partner of ForgeRock. That’s the highest possible level for a non-global company. Paradigmo has also invested in R&D around the ForgeRock Platform, with the development of a tool to automate deployment within the platform. Whereas Forgerock is world class IAM software; Paradigmo firmly believes in Brainwave for Identity & Access Governance.