2022 recap and outlook for identity in 2023

13 December 2022

While coronavirus left a lasting imprint on the world, our company has been fortunate to return to some normality. Hybrid working has allowed us to excel and deliver customer projects at our usual high standard while ensuring our employees can work in the most effective environments.

Our team have continued to use their Development Days to hone their skills in the latest Microsoft technologies, helping us continue implementing solutions up to par with best practices and current standards. This year we focused on growing our partner network to strategically offer solutions to new markets. Let’s look at some of the highlights from 2022!

Condatis scales up: Welcome to our newest recruits!

In 2022, we’ve scaled up and hired 18 new champions to join our workforce, including 9 brand-new roles to take on the identity scene by storm. We’ve welcomed several employees to our growing team! With additions coming across the board. Our recruitment and HR team have scouted the best talent and added to our all-star line-up.

“Over the past year, we have hired some extremely talented new staff members based all throughout the UK. We’re delighted to be working in a Remote First environment. It’s been exciting these past few months to grow the team and provide a new onboarding and induction process that allows us to truly connect with new colleagues in a remote environment.”

Welcome to our newest recruits – we look forward to achieving great things together! Meet some of our stars who joined us earlier on in the year. Click to read their stories.

Jenny Lantair,

Mandy Yip,
Graduate Developer

Fiona Edmond,
Business Development Executive

Sandra Jablonska,
Digital Campaign Executive

Condatis recognised as Partner of Excellence in Microsoft Entra Verified ID

Our team was invited to spend a few days in Seattle at Microsoft Entra Airlift 2022. Hosted by Sue Bohn and Ankur Arora, Microsoft fuelled the event with energy, enthusiasm, and innovation, culminating with Microsoft’s recognition for partners that have helped drive their vision forward across the globe, making Entra products a reality for customers everywhere.

We were proud to receive Partner Excellence Recognition for Microsoft Entra Verified ID. This award acknowledges our work during Entra Verified ID’s introduction to the market, delivering customer wins that span remote student journeys, employee onboarding, accessing high-value apps and resources, and our collaboration with Microsoft on their product development roadmap.

Read more> Condatis Receive Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition for Verified ID | Condatis

ISO 27001 certification, achieved and certified again!

Earlier this year, we successfully completed an external assessment by UKAS accredited auditors that verified ISO 27001:2013 information security standards for a further three years. The assessment included coverage of our quality management system and confirmed the continuation of our ISO 9001 certification.

In maintaining these certifications, we demonstrate our commitment to managing information security and quality to internationally recognised standards across our business operations and delivering products and services to customers.

Okay… we’ve also had a lot of fun as a team. Some photos, you ask? Sure!

Industry Events

We’re absolutely delighted that we’ve been back to meeting people at events in person. This year we’ve sponsored the Think Digital Identity for Government conference in June, joined by our wonderful customers at Defra. In November, we closed out the year of events with Excellence in Education and Think Digital Identity for Government, joined by our amazing partners at ITC Secure to talk about ‘Frictionless onboarding in a hybrid world’. Missed it? Catch up here>

Watch the highlights video – Condatis team at Think Digital Identity for Government in just 36 seconds > https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6944655053026676736

We’ve upskilled!

Congratulations to all staff who have achieved success with various certifications and training courses. We are keen to provide Development Days (a day for each employee to take per month and focus on their own personal development), and the team has a lot to show for it!  Some of the fantastic achievements include…

  • Microsoft AZ900
  • Microsoft AZ104
  • Microsoft AZ204
  • Microsoft AZ305
  • Microsoft AZ400
  • SCRUM Master
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • First Aid
  • Fire Warden training
  • CIPD

Earlier this year, we also provided company-wide Giving & Receiving feedback training. This allowed all of us to focus on how we can provide feedback in a way that is impactful and empathic.

2022 – the year of Condatis Credential Gateway Launch!

Our Condatis Credential Gateway is a decentralized identity service that provides organisations with a developer platform to simplify defining trust frameworks, credential issuance and verification.

The gateway is a system-neutral solution, providing verifiable credential capabilities in a common standards-based way to support easy integration of verifiable credentials, data sources or identity verification service providers without being locked in with a specific vendor.

“We are taking the complex infrastructure and ecosystem of decentralized identity and building reusable components, tools and other resources to allow development teams and partners to consume these new technologies quicker, easier and more cost effectively.”


– Alasdair Murray, Chief Product Officer

To round up our year and turn the focus on our year ahead…

Chris Tate CEO
“As I look back over the past three years since our rebrand, I’m filled with so much pride. We have achieved so much in one year alone, staying true to our core values of being trusted, collaborative, inclusive and passionate about technology. I am delighted we have such a strong and supportive partner network working with us as we maintain our position as trusted experts in identity. Our relationship with our partners at Microsoft is stronger than ever, and we are continuously working towards our shared goal of driving decentralised identity adoption through Microsoft Entra Verified ID and our own Credential Gateway platform. I am grateful to all my colleagues for their constant effort and commitment to working harder and smarter, solving complex problems for our customers globally. I look forward to what we will achieve in the coming year. We can, and we will only go from strength to strength.” – Chris Tate, Condatis CEO

We are officially a Remote-first employer!

We are remote-first! Our fantastic team is based across the UK, and now our staff can work from locations worldwide for two months of the year. This year some of our team were reunited with their families and worked from India, Poland, the USA, Greece, Malta, and Italy… just to name a few.

So what’s next for IAM in 2023

Independent research led by Gartner, with whom Condatis has maintained a close relationship for several years, has revealed ten top strategic technology trends for 2023.


Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends 2023

What are the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2023?

  1. Digital Immune System
  2. Applied Observability
  3. AI Trust, Risk and Security Management (AI TRISM)
  4. Industry Cloud Platforms
  5. Platform Engineering
  6. Wireless-Value Realization
  7. Superapps
  8. Adaptive AI
  9. Metaverse
  10. Sustainable Technology

In short, Gartner say:

  • Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends will help fulfil your business needs to optimize, scale or pioneer.
  • The trends allow you to align your technology innovation with the future strategic objectives of your enterprise.
  • Investments in sustainable technology provide operational and financial benefits and can create growth opportunities.

These trends are expected to impact enterprise strategies in the coming three years, and Gartner organizes the technologies into four key priorities that companies should address:

  • Optimizing resilience, operations or trust.
  • Scaling vertical solutions, product delivery, or everywhere.
  • Pioneering customer engagement accelerated responses or opportunity.

Pursuing sustainable technology solutions.

Don’t have time to read? Watch a 5-minute video> https://youtu.be/B18Tn4Dbva0.

Our recent customer success stories!

Here is a selection of case studies that we have done either in the past year or before, but they are still very relevant to the current identity & access management market.

Condatis verifiable workplace credentials | Condatis

Enhancing student experiences with Microsoft Entra Verified ID | Condatis

Modernising Customer Identity for Financial Services | Condatis

2022 has been full of excitement, and we’d love to have you along the ride. As Identity evolves, we’re here to keep organisations protected. Be part of our journey in 2023.

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