David Mahdi

David Mahdi

VP Analyst
David Mahdi is a Research Director in IT Leaders Systems, Security and Risk at Gartner, focusing on identity and access management, authentication, and data security. Mr. Mahdi's area of expertise includes public-key infrastructure (PKI), machine ID management, IAM, blockchain security, decentralized identity, BYOI, IoT, and data security.
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Wednesday, 28 April, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM CEST
(04:45 AM - 05:15 AM EDT)
Cool or Not? Emerging IAM Technologies You Should Know About

There is no lack of innovation and emerging technology in the red hot IAM space. This presentation will cover some of the exciting and promising technologies in the IAM space. In this session, we will address areas such as passwordless authentication, decentralized identity, machine identity and privacy.

Wednesday, 28 April, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM CEST
(07:45 AM - 08:15 AM EDT)
Ask the Expert: Top Practices For User Authentication — With or Without Passwords

This session gives you an opportunity to ask your questions about user authentication, whether they're about choice of methods and vendors (Who has the best mobile push offering?), delivery options (Should this be discrete from our access management tool?), roll-out projects and ongoing administration (What are the key success factors?), or strategic trends (When can we go passwordless?).

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM CEST
(07:45 AM - 08:15 AM EDT)
Science Fiction or Reality: Decentralized and Bring Your Own Identity

Digital identity is now viewed as a critical infrastructure. Yet, fundamental problems such as privacy, security and convivence remain a challenge. But is it real? What can and should you do? Decentralized and bring your own identity offer new and exciting approaches to solving this problem.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.