David Mahdi, Chief Identity Officer at Transmit Security
David Mahdi is the Chief Identity Officer (CIO) at Transmit Security and a former Vice President and Analyst at Gartner. He is known to be an identity, cryptography and cybersecurity visionary, industry recognized pioneer and co-founder of the emerging Machine Identity Management market.
David has helped large organizations tackle digital transformation projects that included digital identity, IoT security, and early stage blockchain efforts; guided organizations to build internal cryptography teams, such as the cryptography center of excellence; and consulted through IPOs, raising capital, and M&A, among many other contributions. 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.
David holds several board advisory positions for non-profits and established technology providers in the areas of digital and decentralized identity, post-quantum cryptography, cybersecurity awareness, and blockchain.