Analyst Profile

Sam Olyaei

Sam Olyaei

Sr Principal Analyst

6 years at Gartner ,  9 years industry experience
PA USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Sam Olyaei is a Principal Research Analyst in Gartner Research, where he is a part of the Risk and Security Management group. Mr. Olyaei brings diverse and international experience in cybersecurity practices to Gartner clients and constituents. He regularly advises Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Risk Officers and non-IT executives on maturing their security and risk practices with cutting edge research and thought leadership. Specifically, Mr Olyaei's domain focuses on a wide range of issues related to security and risk program management including strategy, governance, staffing/talent management, policies, metrics, and executive/board reporting measures. Based in Philadelphia, Mr. Olyaei is a regular speaker and presenter at Security Summits and Industry Events world-wide.

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Olyaei held various roles working for vendors and consultants specializing in incident response, e-discovery, forensics and investigations.

Professional Background

Southport Harbor Associates, Associate, 2 years
Stroz Friedberg, E-Discovery Analyst, 2 years

Education

B.A., Economics, Fairfield University
B.A., International Studies, Fairfield University
M.B.A., International Business, Quinnipiac University

Languages

Arabic
English
Farsi

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