David MahdiCIO , Transmit Security
Former Gartner research VP, identity, and cybersecurity leader, Mr. Mahdi has helped large organizations tackle digital transformation projects that included user authentication, digital identity, machine identity, ePassports, and early stage decentralized identity efforts. As a top performing analyst, his depth and breadth of coverage made him one of the most demanded industry analysts for clients around the globe. As a market maker, David was instrumental in creating markets and definitions for areas such as: Decentralized identity, Bring Your own identity (BYOI), passwordless authentication, Machine Identity management, and privacy enhanced computation. He is the co-founder of the emerging Machine Identity Management market. As an executive leader, David holds several advisory and board positions for non-profits, and established technology providers in the areas of cybersecurity, digital Identity and post-quantum cryptography.