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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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM 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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 / 01:15 PM - 01:45 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: How Can You Enable Business Access to Data While Mitigating Privacy and Security Risks?

Business projects need access to data but these choices can create risks associated with privacy and data protection requirements. However, applying access controls to data will result in impacts to the performance of business projects. Therefore, there needs to be an approach that achieves a shared responsibility based upon data security governance.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM 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?).

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Peer Conversations: Top IAM Challenges Facing mid-sized Enterprises

Working in the mid-sized enterprise sector presents a unique set challenges and requirements for IAM leaders and Secuirty Leaders. Join this lightly facilitated session to share your experiences and ideas with your manufacturing peers.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM 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.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM EDT
Practitioner Roundtables: Building a Sustainable Business and Application Integration Strategy for IAM

Most organizations struggle to maximize the benefits of a mature IAM program. One of the primary causes is the failure to onboard applications fully into the IAM ecosystem. Learn how Humana is approaching this to drive lower cost and higher velocity by applying product-oriented delivery with an accompanying technology playbook. . Participants will have the opportunity to discuss what they have experienced in their organizations and share additional ideas that have worked for them.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: Bring Your Own Identity and Decentralized Identity - Science Fiction or Reality?

Join us in this interactive session - come with questions to discuss this interesting topic!. Digital identity is now viewed as a critical infrastructure. But 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.

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