Analyst Profile

Akif Khan

Akif Khan

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner ,  20 years industry experience
United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Akif Khan, Ph.D, is a Senior Director within Gartner Research focused on payment fraud within digital commerce and banking, and on consumer identity proofing. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include fraud prevention using both rules-based and machine learning systems, behavioral biometrics, device identification and bot mitigation, in addition to traditional and evolving techniques to validate a consumer identity in digital interactions. He also advises clients on prevention of fraud via account takeover.


Previous Experience

Previously, Dr. Khan has designed and implemented online payment and fraud prevention solutions for retailers globally while serving in leadership roles at companies such as Visa, CyberSource, Bitnet and Loylogic where he has been responsible for a wide variety of functions including product management, strategy, sales, marketing, professional services and managed services, in addition to thought leadership and industry evangelism.

Professional Background

Bitnet, Chief Commercial Officer, 2 years
Loylogic, Head of PointsPay, 2 years
Visa/CyberSource, Senior Director, 10 years


B.Sc., with honors, Chemistry, First Class, University of Bath, U.K.
Ph.D., Polymer and Colloid Chemistry, University of Sussex, U.K.



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