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Nathan Harris

Sr Director Analyst

Nathan is a Research Senior Director Analyst for Identity & Access Management in Gartner for IT Leaders. He provides actionable research and practical advice for Gartner clients related to multiple capabilities in the Identity & Access Management domain.

Previous experience

Nathan has invested much of his career in leading IAM solution selection, design, development and implementation in large and very large enterprises including Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo and CVS Health (Aetna). He has held various management and senior technical staff roles up to Technology Executive and Principal Architect roles, but prefers architecture, engineering and advisory roles to management roles.

Professional background

Wells Fargo

Technology Executive - IAM Engineering, Principal Engineer - IAM Technology

CVS Health & Aetna

Senior Director - IAM Engineering, Principal Architect - IAM

Kaiser Permanente

Various senior technical leadership roles mostly in Identity & Access Management

Areas of coverage

Identity and Access Management and Fraud Detection

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1IAM Program (leadership, strategy, architecture, effectiveness, Agile/DevOps in IAM)

2Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)

3Authorization and Access Policy Management models/approaches including RBAC, ABAC, PBAC

4Data & Analytics including Data Management, AI/GenerativeAI for IAM use cases

5Access Management/SSO for both workforce and customer (CIAM)