Sr Director Analyst
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. His expertise in payment fraud applies across multiple payment mechanisms, involving traditional credit/debit cards, so-called alternative payment methods, loyalty points and blockchain-based payment systems.