Author Profile

Erik Wahlstrom

Erik Wahlstrom

VP Analyst

7 years at Gartner,  25 years' experience

Location:  Sweden  |  Language(s):  English, Swedish

Roles and Responsibilities

Erik Wahlstrom is VP Analyst and Key Initiative Leader of the Identity and Access Management team within Gartner for Technical Professionals. Mr. Wahlstrom's primary focus areas are access management, machine identity management, API access control, modern identity protocols, authentication and authorization and public-key infrastructure (PKI). Mr. Wahlstrom also covers IAM architecture and author research on definition of the identity fabric.


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Wahlstrom's job responsibilities included product strategy, product management, enterprise architecture and software development. He has deep technical knowledge about standards and wrote several RFC's and have a long software development experiences within identity and access management.

Professional Background

  • Nexus Group, Director of Products, 6 years
  • PortWise, Development Manager, 4 years
  • Wahlstroms Tekniska, Founder and Consultant, 3 years


  • Computer Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Mechanical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden