Identity and Access Management Conferences

Identity-First Security: Simplify. Enable. Protect.

In a world where the traditional corporate network perimeter has become obsolete — the identity infrastructure has become the new battleground for bad actors. 

Identity and access management (IAM) models that rely on legacy approaches to manage the identities of users and machines across growing lists of applications and environments have become complex and ill-equipped to adapt to the changing needs of business and technological advancements. 

Security leaders must evolve their IAM toward an identity-first approach that puts identity-based controls at the heart of their organization’s protection architecture. Our conferences give IAM professionals the opportunity to hear from independent experts who can help your organization enhance its cybersecurity posture while delivering digital transformation and business value.

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit

4 – 5 March 2024 | London, U.K.
9 – 10 December 2024 | Grapevine, TX

Hear what IAM leaders think of Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit

Join a community of experts and IAM leaders at Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit and participate in interactive and collaborative sessions, share experiences and access the latest research to equip you with a detailed plan that helps bring your organization into the identity-first era.

Hear from past attendees on why this conference is a must-attend for IAM leaders. 

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit

The premier gathering of today’s IAM leaders offering strategic guidance on rapidly evolving IAM strategies and technologies.
What will be covered in 2024?

Discover what matters most now and how to prepare for what’s ahead. Explore our 2024 conference tracks:

A: Identity Governance and Administration
B: Privileged Access Management
C: Access Management
D: User Authentication and Identity Proofing
E: IAM Program Management

Spotlight Tracks: 

  • Cybersecurity, Leadership & Strategies
  • Technical Insights


Who should attend

Explore how we help you address your top challenges

IAM for C-level leaders
Understand new tech and market trends impacting IAM to guide overall strategy for investments in technology, resources, and programs.

IAM leaders
Gain critical insights to sustain effective IAM programs to provide the right access to the right people — and identify the leading providers of IAM products and services to benefit the organization.

Architects and technical professionals
Engineer IAM solutions to deliver capabilities aligned with the organization’s security, cost, and business objectives.

In addition to focused, useful, on-point presentations, which gave me tips and insights I can implement immediately, I gained new ways to deliver visuals and points that will help me be more persuasive in my organization.

Greg Handrick

Information Security, IAM Leader, Country Financial

Gartner identity and access management conferences give IAM professionals unbiased advice to drive digital business transformation.

Our team of Gartner experts conducts thousands of interactions every year with IAM leaders like you. They use this knowledge to help you address your biggest challenges in areas such as IAM program management, identity governance and administration, privileged access management, digital identity threat detection and response, security and privacy, and more. Take a deep dive into the technologies and best practices that will help you to drive digital transformation for your organization.

Get thought-leading guidance and practical tools on how to:

  • Measure and communicate the value of the IAM program and move from cost center to revenue generation
  • Integrate IAM initiatives with established business processes and policies that affect customers and the workforce
  • Understand fast-evolving IAM technologies and vendors and cut through the hype of AI, blockchain and the IoT to leverage the right solutions
  • Leverage better cloud capabilities and manage complexities created by cloud
  • Ensure protection against increasing threats, privacy and compliance regulations

Find content aligned to your roles below

Lead your IAM programs in the digital transformation

Learn how to structure and communicate a vision and strategy the corresponds to organizational needs and expectations. Align IAM initiatives with the organization's security, applications, data and digital business strategies.

Implement IT security technologies efficiently and effectively

Maintain IAM systems by implementing vendor updates and maintaining policy and workflow configurations. Architect IAM solutions to deliver the right capabilities aligned with the organizations security, cost and business objectives.

Lead your IAM programs in the digital transformation

Learn how to structure and communicate a vision and strategy that corresponds to organizational needs and expectations. Align IAM initiatives with the organization's security, applications, data, and digital business strategies.

Three key planning considerations for IAM Leaders

Many identity and access management (IAM) trends are not new, but a rapidly shifting environment has accelerated transformation in ways that are greatly impacting IAM teams and plans. The ongoing disruption also highlighted areas of weakness in organizations’ IAM architectures. The sheer number of IAM tools and options have added an additional layer of challenges for data security and risk teams. IAM leaders need to rethink their roadmaps for the future, starting with three key planning considerations.

Although IAM teams have been dealing with a continued move to cloud, an increase in devices, shifts in IT management and other changes, a massive shift to remote work accelerated these emerging concepts. The traditional enterprise perimeter has all but disappeared, and while secure remote access to on-site and cloud applications exists, many organizations lack all the necessary IAM controls. Remote access increases the attack surface, requiring additional access control management. When a rapid, global shift in the approach to work drove sudden changes to IAM implementations, it revealed that many IAM processes were too rigid and not agile enough to respond quickly to the new environment.

The need to digitalize experiences and interactions has increased, which means IAM teams need to focus more on external users like customers, citizens, patients, residents, students and vendors. How organizations — and therefore IAM teams — must support customers has shifted rapidly. Digital customer interactions not only must be secure and easy to use, they also must enable a broader range of contactless experiences and integrate with more “back office" IAM systems. An example might be enabling travelers to arrive at a hotel, perform digital identity validation, register and gain entrance to their room without interacting with another person. With the increase in remote work, more organizations also need to provide remote employees, gig workers and contractors — some of whom will never come into any office — a way to perform the required level of customer identity proofing.

The number of machines, whether applications, services, agents or devices interacting with organizations is increasing. Each of these interactions, regardless of their nonhuman status, must be secured and credentials must be managed and maintained. Although organizations require an enterprisewide IAM strategy for handling this challenge, existing organizational barriers and lack of the necessary skills and tools makes this virtually impossible. Development, DevOps, security, IAM and I&O teams have different needs and preferences for tools and processes. Often, IAM teams no longer make identity decisions. Instead, the decisions are increasingly made by other teams.

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