Mark Diodati

Mark Diodati

Vice President

Mark Diodati is a Research Vice President in the Gartner for Technical Professionals research team. He provides guidance on a diversity of topics, including identity in the cloud, identity-based protocols (such as OpenID Connect, OAuth and SCIM), mobility, authentication, federation, directory services, provisioning, identity standards, Active Directory interoperability, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Windows Azure. He has contributed to many media organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, NBC News, Forbes Magazine, CIO Magazine and The Boston Globe.

At Ping Identity, Mr. Diodati focused on three areas. As conference chair for the Cloud Identity Summit, he defined the conference agenda, selected speakers and implemented a rigorous editorial review process. The conference grew 250% under his watch. As the company’s competitive strategist, he delivered in-depth market insights that resulted in increased product investment and reduced the length of the sales cycle. He also created a collaboration environment so that people in the field could contribute key competitive insights. As a technical director in the CTO office, Mr. Diodati co-authored the company’s two-year mobility product strategy, laid the groundwork for three essential GTM technology partnerships, collaborated on acquisition target analysis, and presented at conferences (such as the Gartner IAM Summit, AWS re:Invent and Cloud Identity Summit). Prior to Ping Identity, Mark worked at Gartner for nine years, leaving as Research Vice President. 

Mr. Diodati’s product management endeavors at RSA and CA were devoted to listening to customer needs, developing strategic product roadmaps and delivering successful, timely products to market. The products that he has managed include web access management, federation, Unix security, single sign-on, provisioning, directories, mobile PKI, smart card and VPN. 

Early in his career, Mr. Diodati developed computer security, governance, auditing and financial skills at Arthur Andersen. He implemented the first information security systems for internet banking, data warehousing, Unix, strong authentication and the network at Metavante (now FIS Global), a financial services data processing organization with more than 5,100 clients, including the largest 20 banks in the United States.

Years of Experience:

  • 11 years in total with Gartner
  • 27 years in IT industry
  • 10 years in Banking, Finance and Insurance industry
  • 8 years in Retail industry
  • 11 years in Technology & Telecommunications industry

Top 5 Key Initiatives I Cover:

  • Delivering Effective Identity and Access Management Capabilities
  • Cloud Computing
  • Office 365, G Suite or Other Cloud Office Initiatives
  • Modernizing Application Architecture and Infrastructure
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Talking About an Evolution: AWS, Azure and Identity

AWS and Azure are the only two IaaS providers that are "up and right" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. But they have very different capabilities from an identity perspective. In this breakout, we will compare and assess their identity capabilities, including integration with enterprise identity components. We will also provide best practices for access control, authentication and user management — and identify the sweet spots of each IaaS.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

TechDemo: Can IoT Save Identity Management?

In this technical breakout, we will integrate devices, smart phones, IoT platforms, IaaS and identity management as a service (IDaaS) to illustrate how IoT can improve access control and authentication — for both physical and traditional IT resources. When we are done, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of using IoT to support identity — and articulate best practices associated with the combining IoT and identity.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

TechDemo: What Good Looks Like: Office 365, Azure AD, Identity and the Hybrid Cloud

Most organizations are moving to Office 365. But getting its identity aspects right can be challenging due to all of the moving parts. We will configure an actual Office 365 environment using the best practices gleaned from client deployments. If you want to know what good looks like for managing users, licenses, access control, authentication and on-premises preparation — this breakout is for you.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 1:55 PM - 2:40 PM

Mind the Gap: Assessing the Identity Capabilities of IoT Platforms

Identity disciplines — like credential life cycle management, device/user provisioning, etc. — apply to both devices and users. They are essential for accelerating the use of IoT with critical infrastructure. IoT platforms are nascent, and there is wide variability in identity functionality. We will demystify some of the protocol alphabet soup, evaluate the platforms' ability to secure interactions (e.g., device-to-platform, device-to-device, etc.), along with exploring emerging best practices.

Meet the analysts face to face.

Gartner Catalyst Conference 2017
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl,San Diego,CA92101
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