Gartner Expert

Erik Wahlstrom

Sr Director Analyst

Erik Wahlstrom is a Research Director in 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).

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Wahlstrom's job responsibilities included production vision, product strategy, market packaging and management. He has deep technical knowledge about standards and software development within identity and access management.

Professional background

Nexus Group

Director of Products

PortWise

Development Manager

Wahlstroms Tekniska

Founder and Consultant

Areas of coverage

Identity and Access Management for Technical Professionals

Education

Computer Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Mechanical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1API access control (part of API security)

2Access Management, Federation and Single Sign-On

3Machine Identities, Public-Key Infrastructures (PKI), Keys and Secrets Managers

4Modern Identity Protocols (SAML, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, SCIM and OPA)

5Building authentication and authorization into apps and services