17 years at Gartner
32 years industry experience
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 Agenda Manager for the IT Leaders' IAM Key Initiatives. He specializes in user authentication and other "trusted identity" technologies, along with supporting processes, policies and best practices.
Areas of Coverage
- Security & Privacy
Ant Allan's Recent Gartner Activity
Perspectives on IAM and the Digital Ecosystem
Don't Waste Time and Energy Tinkering With Password Policies; Invest in More Robust Authentication Methods or Other Compensating Controls
Digital Trust — Redefining Trust for the Digital Era: A Gartner Trend Insight Report
Digital Trust: The New Frontier? Redefining Trust for the Digital Era
09 May 2017
On-Demand & Upcoming Webinars
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. 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 information security policy and technologies for financial systems, after short stints in application development and information technology training.
GA Life (now part of Aviva), Senior Information Security Analyst, 12 years
Software (Europe) Ltd., Technical Consultant, 2 years
B.S., with honors, Physics, University of Durham, U.K.
Ph.D., Theoretical Particle Physics, University of Durham, U.K.