Gartner Expert

Phil Schacter

Managing Vice President

Philip S. Schacter is a Team Manager for Identity and Access Management in Gartner for Technical Professionals. Mr. Schacter's focus of research is identity and access management architecture, strategies and programs.

Previous experience

Mr. Schacter has worked in the network technology industry, with experience in mainframe network applications, network-delivered services, distributed messaging systems, security policy and architecture, security consulting and identity management systems. With 40 years of industry experience, he has designed and developed network applications, managed network services and messaging product lines. He has also worked on standard groups and authored reports on IT technologies and architecture, security and identity management topics.

Professional background

Burton Group

VP and Service Director


Manager of Product Management


Product Manager, Online Services

Areas of coverage

Identity and Access Management for Technical Professionals


Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science and Optimization Theory, with honors, Co-op Education Programme, University of Waterloo, Canada

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Guidance on IAM architectures

2Guidance on IAM programs