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, modern identity protocols, authentication and authorization of APIs, public-key infrastructure (PKI), and user and machine authentication.

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


Development Manager

Wahlstroms Tekniska

Founder and Consultant

Areas of coverage

Identity and Access Management for Technical Professionals


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

1Authentication and authorization of APIs, applications and services

2Access Management, Federation and Single Sign-On

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

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

5User, Machine and Application Authentication