Analyst Profile

Homan Farahmand

Homan Farahmand

Research Director

7 years at Gartner ,  26 years industry experience
Canada


Roles and Responsibilities

Homan Farahmand is a Research Director covering digital identity and access management (IAM) and blockchain platforms within Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP).

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to his current role at Gartner, Mr. Farahmand led the Gartner Identity and Access Management consulting practice globally as well as the Security and Risk Management consulting practice in the financial services industry. He has worked in multiple commercial industries and public-sector organizations across North America, Europe and Japan. His IAM engagements during the last decade have spanned strategy and roadmap development, current architecture assessment, future architecture development, governance and organization development, risk and control management, technology and vendor evaluation, implementation oversight, and benchmarking and sourcing. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Farahmand held consulting and leadership positions at Burton Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Meta Group and GE Capital IT solutions. Prior to that, he was involved in hands-on application development and system engineering.

Professional Background

Burton Group, Principal Consultant, 4 years
GE Capital IT Solutions, Enterprise Planning and Strategy Consultant, 4 years
Meta Group, Vice President, Strategic Solutions, 5 years

Education

Currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity at Johns Hopkins University
Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran
Holds a Certificate of Engineering Law and Liability, as well as a Certificate of Financial Management, from the University of Toronto
Holds a Java Programming certificate from Harvard University
Holds an advanced technical expert certificate from IBM, an independent consultant certificate from SAP, a Six Sigma certificate from GE, and an ITIL Foundation certificate
Holds multiple other certificates from HP, Sun and Digital, with a focus on system resiliency

Languages


English
Persian