Analyst Profile

Erik T. Heidt

Erik T. Heidt

Research VP

6 years at Gartner ,  26 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Erik Heidt is the Research Agenda Manager for Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). Mr. Heidt covers Internet of Things (IoT) architecture, IoT strategy as well as security and risk management within the IoT context. He focuses on developing and delivering research related to the architecture, development and operation of IoT for both users and suppliers. He has more than 26 years of IT industry experience, with a significant focus on information security and risk management.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy


Previous Experience

In his 11 years with Fifth Third Bank, Mr. Heidt progressed through a number of information security and risk management roles. These included managing the Information Security Architecture team, developing the information security and risk management programs at a major subsidiary, and leading the IT Risk Management organization.

Professional Background

Fifth Third Bank, AVP Information Security Architecture, 6 years
Fifth Third Bank, Information Security and Risk Transition Leader, Vantiv Spinoff, 3 years
Fifth Third Bank, VP IT Risk Management, 2 years


B.S., Computer Science, University of Cincinnati