about ian


Ian Glazer is the Vice President for Identity, Privacy, and Data Governance Product Management, at Salesforce. His responsibilities include leading the product management team, product strategy and identity standards work. Mr. Glazer is also involved with major customer initiatives, briefs C-level executives, and coordinates industry-wide identity efforts.

He is also the founder and president of IDPro, the professional organization for digital identity management. He works to deliver more services and value to the IDPro membership, raise funds for the organization, and help identity management professionals learn from one another.

Mr. Glazer was a research vice president and agenda manager on the Identity and Privacy Strategies team at Gartner, where he oversaw the entire team’s research. He arrived at Gartner by way of Gartner’s acquisition of the Burton Group. He led the team’s coverage for authorization and privacy; topics within these two main areas included externalized authorization management, XACML, federated authorization, privacy by design, and privacy programs. Other topics he researched included user provisioning, identity and access governance, access certification, role management, identity data quality, and national identity programs. His other work experience includes program management at a financial controls and governance, risk and compliance startup, director of identity strategy at a network-based admissions control company, and product management at IBM.

He has previously served as the Editor for the Identity Relationship Management Working Group. He was a founding member of the Management Council and Board of Directors for the US Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) – the private-sector lead body described in the US National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.

During his decade plus time in the identity industry he has co-authored a patent on federated user provisioning, co-authored the Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) Version 2 specification, contributed to the System for Cross Domain Identity Management (SCIM) Version 2 specification, and is a noted blogger, speaker, and photographer of his socks.

Mr. Glazer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania cum laude with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Computer Science. He studied artificial intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. He currently resides in Washington DC.

Opinions on this blog do not reflect the views and positions of either his employer or IDPro.