Author Profile

Ray Wagner

Ray Wagner

Managing Vice President

21 years at Gartner,  33 years' experience

Location:  TN USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Ray Wagner, Ph.D., is Managing Vice President of the Secure Business Enablement group, which is part of the Information Security and Privacy research organization of Gartner Research. Mr. Wagner has focused on a wide range of security issues, including identity and access management, web services security, public-key infrastructures, digital rights management, the information security organization, and information security issues within emerging technologies.


Previous Experience

Mr. Wagner has managged IT Leaders Identity and Access Management team with in the Secure Business and Infrastructure group for 12 years after 9 years as a Gartner analyst. He previously taught information and network security at Vanderbilt University and computer science at Dartmouth College and is a veteran of information security startups in secure identity management systems, PKI-based information security infrastructures, secure remote access and digital rights management technology for healthcare enterprises and the music and entertainment industries.

Professional Background

  • Dartmouth College, Adjunct Professor, Computer Science, 1 year
  • Phyve, Senior Director, Technology Research, 4 years
  • Vanderbilt University, Adjunct Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, 1 year


  • B.A., Dartmouth College
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Virginia
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Virginia

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • ISSA Fellow