Research Strategy Director

Anne Bailey

Anne’s experience brings together political and economic knowledge, cultural sensitivity, and close attention to innovative ideas. She has worked with several nonprofit organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa, has been invited to speak at events such as the World Trade Organization Public Forum and the Global Peter Drucker Forum on topics like Public Value and management innovation, with additional research experience covering innovation in relation to nonprofits, diversity, and competitiveness.

Roles & Responsibilities

Anne Bailey has been working as an analyst for KuppingerCole since 2019, and as the Research Strategy Director since 2022. As Research Strategy Director and Senior Analyst, Anne guides and ensures the success of KuppingerCole’s research and provides research on a variety of emerging technology topics.  

Background & Education

She holds a Bachelor from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master’s Certificate from Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University, and a Master’s in International Business Management from Lauder Business School. 

Areas of Coverage

Latest publications

Do We Finally Have Digital Identity for Both Worlds?
January 09, 2024
Reality and Digital Reality Navigating these two worlds isn't always seamless, especially when it involves translating our physical identity documents into the digital sphere. Just recall the last time you witnessed your passport being scanned for digital records when opening a bank…
Leadership Compass
Reusable Verified Identity
January 04, 2023
This Leadership Compass provides an overview of up-to-date insights on the leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for Reusable Verified Identity. These vendors enable a digital identity that has been verified to represent a real-world entity to be reused by the issuing…
A New Era for Digital Identity in Germany
November 18, 2022
The journey towards digital identity in Germany has been fraught with optimism, failure, and continued persistence. It is currently at a crossroads – consumer and private sector behavior indicate a readiness to embrace digital identity, while the public sector may be vulnerable to path…
Webinar Recording
Better Business With Smooth and Secure Onboarding Processes
October 28, 2022
In the modern world of working, organizations need to digitally verify and secure identities at scale. But traditional IAM and CIAM strategies can’t identity-proof people in a meaningful way in the digital era. Finding an automated digital identity proofing system that is passwordless…
What We Can Learn from DeFi and Crypto Exchange Attacks
October 26, 2022
Some attacks on decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms are financial in nature – the manipulation of token prices in the Mango Market attack for example. However, many other attacks are much more mundane but with an important lesson – best practices in cybersecurity are always…
Leadership Compass
Providers of Verified Identity 2022
September 06, 2022
This Leadership Compass provides an overview up-to-date insights on the leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for full-services Providers of Verified Identity. These vendors cover the entire identity verification process from beginning through onboarding and authentication.
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #139: Verified Identity Providers
September 05, 2022
Verified identity refers to digital identities that have been verified to describe a real-world identity in digital form. A growing range of service providers support organizations to achieve this for customers, citizens and employees alike. Annie Bailey rejoins Matthias and gives an…
Deepfakes: A Case for or Against Remote Identity Verification?
June 30, 2022
Recently deepfakes made a splash in the headlines: Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kiev held one-on-one virtual interviews with several European leaders – or so they thought. In the days following the interviews, it came to light that the Ukrainian official was not actually conducting…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #129: Market Compass Secure Collaboration
June 20, 2022
Secure Collaboration solutions focus on enabling data-centric security to facilitate virtual collaboration. Annie Bailey talks with Matthias about this market segment that provides increasingly flexible, interoperable, and therefore even more secure solutions.
A Passwordless Future Begins with Credential Management
June 14, 2022
Although it enables a Zero Trust security approach, the journey to passwordless is often challenging and may require an organization to use multiple authentication methods to meet their varied use cases. Credential management is a practical means to have insight on the different types of…
Market Compass
Secure Collaboration
May 31, 2022
This KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of the products or service offerings in a certain market segment. This Market Compass covers Secure Collaboration solutions, focusing on enabling data-centric security to facilitate virtual collaboration. This is an overview of vendors…
Enter Microsoft Entra
May 31, 2022
Today, Microsoft announced a new name for their identity product family which encompasses familiar capabilities alongside new capability launches. Microsoft Entra covers identity, including Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Permissions Management, and Verified ID. Azure AD is a familiar…
Staying Ahead in the Innovation Race
May 05, 2022
Machine Learning, Edge, and Decentralization to Drive Your Investment Decisions Challenges to the business operating environment are mounting – a survey of over 200 executives conducted in 2021 revealed the resilience dimensions most important to their strategy and operations.…
Leadership Brief
Data Privacy Laws in the UAE
May 03, 2022
The United Arab Emirates has passed its first federal data privacy law, in force as of January 2, 2022. Aligning well with global privacy regulation best practice, the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) standardizes data protection for companies operating in and/or serving data subjects who…
Arrival of the Digital Services Act (DSA)
May 02, 2022
The Digital Services Act (DSA), along with the Digital Market Act (DMA) are initiatives from the European Union Commission, proposed in December 2020 and agreed upon in April 2022 . The main goal is to provide and ensure an accountable online environment in the EU, and regulate the…
AI Ethics Are Urgent. Here Is Why
March 30, 2022
Where we already benefit from AI Efficiency, personalization, and transforming numerous parameters into an actionable insight are some of the benefits we have from AI. Artificial intelligence is already embedded in our daily lives, often in ways that we barely notice anymore. In our…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #118: A first look at the new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework
March 30, 2022
On March 25th, 2022 the European Commission and the US government announced a new agreement governing the transfer of data between the EU and the US. Mike Small and Annie Bailey join Matthias to have a first look as analysts (not lawyers) at this potential milestone for data privacy…
Breaking AI’s Crystal Ball – Predictive Analytics With AI Explained
March 23, 2022
Explore How AI is Changing the Playing Field of Analytics Analytics isn’t new. Neither is AI . But the combination opens up a whole new playing field. Analytics is the domain of processing data to derive insights. Computations are done on data, relying heavily on statistics…
Hyperautomation Changing Business
March 16, 2022
Hyperautomation has the potential to disrupt and accelerate business all over the world. It is necessary to be prepared. There is automation, and there is hyperautomation. Buckle up! Before we get to hyperautomation, we should start with automation within the enterprise in the context…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #116: Putting GAIN to the Test
March 14, 2022
GAIN (the Global Assured Identities Network) is entering a new phase. On March 2, the technical proof-of-concept group was launched to actually test the concepts. Annie Bailey and Matthias have a look at the list of participants, the agenda, and the potential outcomes of this PoC. And…
Autonomous Machines Transforming Business
March 09, 2022
Comprehending the Current and Future Transformation of Business by Autonomous Machines Self-driving cars! Not so fast, autonomous devices include much more than just vehicles. Autonomous devices perform their function using data it collects from its surroundings and acts based on its…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #115: From Third-Party Cookies to FLoC to Google Topics API
March 07, 2022
Online tracking is a highly visible privacy issue that a lot of people care about. Third-party cookies are most notorious for being used in cross-site tracking, retargeting, and ad-serving. Annie Bailey and Matthias sit down to discuss the most recently proposed approach called…
Global Identity Networks: How to Leverage Them for Business Benefit
March 02, 2022
The organization that is ready to onboard pre-verified customers should pay attention to global identity networks. The organization that is ready to provision, authenticate, authorize their employees, contractors, suppliers, etc. remotely and based on credentials verified by trusted…
Leadership Brief
GAIN Explained
February 17, 2022
The Global Assured Identities Network (GAIN) proposes an identity network that would allow any global organization to utilize verified identity attributes. This work both calls for and lays the groundwork for global interoperability, and this Leadership Brief is an explainer to help you…