about ian


Ian Glazer is an accomplished IT Thought Leader and Product Management Executive with extensive experience in identity management, privacy, compliance, and access governance. He is a strategic leader who has directed and executed product strategy, managed partner relationships, and driven industry direction to deliver safe and secure user experiences. Ian has been recognized by his peers and industry influencers as a top researcher and insightful analyst.

Ian Glazer is the founder and president of Weave Identity – an advisory services firm. Prior to founding Weave, Ian served as Senior Vice-President of Identity Product Management at Salesforce, where he directed the overall product strategy, including vision, priority setting, and budget management, and held several senior executive positions. He also led several initiatives, including a multi-cloud identity program and a multi-factor authentication program, from concept to delivery. Ian has been a spokesperson for Salesforce’s identity product line and delivered keynote speeches at major industry events such as Identiverse and RSA Conference.

Before joining Salesforce, Ian served as a Research Vice-President and Agenda Manager at Gartner, where he led the Identity and Privacy Strategies team. He was responsible for providing actionable intelligence to C-level senior management and industry influencers, and he trained and mentored new analysts in delivering written analysis and presentation skills. Ian also planned and managed a significant portion of Gartner’s Catalyst event, including identity, privacy, security content, overall event themes, keynotes, and format.

Ian is most proud of his accomplishments in conceiving, building, and nurturing the growth of  IDPro, a professional association that serves as a resource for practitioners and enterprises in the digital identity and access management industry. He continues to serve in an active leadership role for the organization numbering more than 1000 individual members and scores of member companies.

As a recognized industry expert, Ian has been and continues to be involved with many industry organizations. He is currently a Board Member of the OpenID Foundation, as well as a founder and director at the Digital Identity Advancement Foundation. Ian has also served as Vice-Chair of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG), a public-private partnership as described in the US National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).