Posts by Mark Weiner

Mark brings over twenty years of leadership and market creation in the cloud, data center and networking sectors. Before joining Centrify as CMO, Weiner served as VP/SVP of Marketing at several highly innovative companies including cloud storage vendor StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), network cloud provider Virtela Technology (acquired by NTT Japan), and application delivery pioneer NetScaler (acquired by Citrix). Weiner also led marketing for $1 billion of products across multiple Cisco data center business units. Mark has an MBA from Santa Clara University, where he is an adjunct professor, and a Bachelors of Science from UC Berkeley.

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Trends (and other things) Learned at the Gartner IAM Summit

By , December 11, 2014

Last week’s #GartnerIAM Summit was a great event – and has scaled up to 1200 attendees and 37 analysts this year.

I personally took away a couple of key – and inter-related – trends from the multiple sessions I attended. They were:

The “death” of #LeastPrivilege over the next 5-6 years (more on that to come, with some important clarification), and
The growth of “people-centric #IAM”.

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Identity + the Cloud — Gartner Weighs In

By , June 3, 2014

As if the core IT trends around SaaS apps, mobility and security weren’t moving along fast enough for IT teams to catch their breath, here comes Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant on Identity and Access Management as a Service – aka taking identity and putting it in the cloud to support cloud-based apps, along with mobile apps and devices.