Gartner Expert

Erik Wahlstrom

VP Analyst

Erik Wahlstrom is a Sr. Research Director and Key Initiative Leader of 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 product vision and strategy, product management, development management, architecture and programming. 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

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