Gartner Expert

Felix Gaehtgens

VP Analyst

Felix Gaehtgens is a Research Director in Systems, Security and Risk at Gartner, focusing on identity and access management.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Gaehtgens worked as a trusted Technology Advisor to large corporations and public institutions in Europe, USA and Latin America. He was also involved in high-tech ventures, most recently as a Co-Founder of Symlabs, a virtual directory vendor, where he served as an interim CEO, product manager and architect. As an Advisor, Mr. Gaehtgens has worked in various industries, especially automotive, telecom, government and finance.

During his 25 years in the IT industry, Mr. Gaehtgens has worked with many technologies in different positions from technical to management. His career spans a full cycle from developing device drivers for UNIX systems, through building ISPs from the ground up to ultimately helping to lead IAM teams and manage IAM initiatives.

Professional background

Axiomatics

Director of Technology Partnerships and Developer Relations

Kuppinger Cole

Senior Analyst

Symlabs

Founder and Senior Partner

Areas of coverage

Identity and Access Management and Fraud Detection

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Privileged access management (PAM)

2Identity governance and administration (IGA)

3Identity and access management planning, implementation and operations

4Directory/Virtual directory issues related to identity only

5I can cover some other security topics in Spanish and Portuguese as a stretch, when language is an issue