Gartner Expert

Ray Wagner

Managing Vice President

Ray Wagner, Ph.D., is Managing Vice President of the Secure Business Enablement group, which is part of the Information Security and Privacy research organization of Gartner Research. Mr. Wagner has focused on a wide range of security issues, including identity and access management, web services security, public-key infrastructures, digital rights management, the information security organization, and information security issues within emerging technologies.

Previous experience

Mr. Wagner has managged IT Leaders Identity and Access Management team with in the Secure Business and Infrastructure group for 12 years after 9 years as a Gartner analyst. He previously taught information and network security at Vanderbilt University and computer science at Dartmouth College and is a veteran of information security startups in secure identity management systems, PKI-based information security infrastructures, secure remote access and digital rights management technology for healthcare enterprises and the music and entertainment industries.

Professional background

Vanderbilt University

Adjunct Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering


Senior Director, Technology Research

Dartmouth College

Adjunct Professor, Computer Science

Areas of coverage

Security of Applications and Data

Identity and Access Management and Fraud Detection


Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Virginia

M.S., Computer Science, University of Virginia

B.A., Dartmouth College

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Identity and access management topics, trends and technologies.

2Data security: Enterprise digital rights management, PKI, encryption.

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