Analyst Profile

Ant Allan

Ant Allan

Research VP

15 years at Gartner ,  30 years IT industry
Lincoln United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Ant Allan, Ph.D., is a Research Vice President in Gartner Research. He is a core member of the identity and access management (IAM) research community and specializes in identity assurance technologies, processes, policies and best practices.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ant Allan worked for two years as a product manager for security software products with a U.K. distributor. Before that, he worked for seven years in information security management for GA Life, focusing on IBM OS/390 RACF and information security policy, after short stints in application development and information technology training.

Professional Background

GA Life (now part of Aviva), Senior Information Security Analyst, 12 years
Software (Europe) Ltd., Technical Consultant, 2 years


B.Sc., with honors, Physics, University of Durham, U.K.
Ph.D., Theoretical Particle Physics, University of Durham, U.K.