Alban Meunier started in France his directory life in 1994 with Novell NDS and integration with Windows and Unix. It was the age of the first central directories and consolidation projects with synchronization scripts and tools. In 1998, he work with Netscape directory and meta directory developing some end to end connectors still in activity. This trend drove him to operate in a lot of countries with more than 150 customers and a wide range of products among directories like Novell eDirectory, MS Active directory, Siemens DirX, OpenLDAP, iPlanet and Sun directories, Oracle OID, IBM TDS, OpenLDAP, and proxy and virtual directories as well identity management products from Novell, Sun, Oracle, IBM, MaxWare, Evidian, Avencis, Calendra native LDAP, Samba LDAP, messaging coexistence, Web SSO, eSSO, security enforcement a lot of custom user interfaces His experience make him very pragmatic: the best IDM/LDAP solution is the solution that can be operated by the customer IT in it's daily operational context and it's always a specific context. In his daily life, he is cofounder of SmartWave SA (www.smartwavesa.com) in Geneva and manage a team of experts. He's still operating as an IDM and LDAP expert.