IAM Practice Director / Head of Advisory

Matthias Reinwarth

Having worked for his whole professional life in Identity and Access Management, Matthias joined KuppingerCole in 2014. In his role of the Director of the Practice IAM he works on maintaining the leading role of KuppingerCole in all facets of the topic of digital identities and their access to resources. He is a regular speaker at KuppingerCole events and webinars and hosts the weekly KuppingerCole Analysts video podcast “Analyst chat”.

Roles & Responsibilities at KuppingerCole

Matthias is Head of Advisory and oversees and leads the KuppingerCole advisory team. Additionally he acts as lead advisor in various customer projects. As head of the IAM practice, Matthias coordinates communication and exchange within the KuppingerCole team across all business units (Events, Research and Advisory) and beyond.

Background & Education

Based on a combined education in economics and IT, Matthias has been working as a trusted advisor and consultant for customers since 1993.

Areas of coverage

Professional experience

Matthias has acquired profound practical experiences in IT as a consultant and advisor for more than 30 years. He has been successfully working in assignments with a wide range of customers covering many sectors including media, government, financial, telecommunications, logistics, automotive and other industries. Since 1994 he has authored many publications, including articles, research documents, videos, podcasts, webinars and blog posts.

Latest research

Advisory Note
2022 IAM Reference Architecture
April 21, 2022
IAM has been one of the central security infrastructures for many years. The changing role and importance of digital identities lead to fundamental changes in IAM architectures. The challenges for future proof IAM are complex, diverse, and sometimes even conflicting. Organizations that…
Advisory Note
Implementing SASE
December 09, 2021
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architectures promise to prevent multiple types of cyber-attacks, but deciding whether SASE is right for your organization will require understanding whether SASE is a fit for your use cases in IT. This Advisory Note looks at the definition and promise of…
Executive View
September 21, 2021
NEXIS 4 implementiert intelligente Analytik für Rollen und Identitäten und Prozesse zum strategischen Lebenszyklusmanagement von Berechtigungen. Somit bietet NEXIS 4 eine Grundlage für dedizierte und geschäftsorientierte Identity und Access Management (IAM) Self-Services innerhalb einer…
Executive View
June 08, 2021
NEXIS 4 implements intelligent role and identity analytics together with strategic entitlement lifecycle management processes. As such, it provides the basis for dedicated, business-oriented Identity and Access Management (IAM) self-services within an organization either as a stand-alone…
Leveraging Your Organization's Expertise: Departmental IAM Services for the Business
January 19, 2021
To benefit from existing domain know-how within an organization, it is becoming increasingly important to involve different business stakeholders in administration, review, and maintenance processes. Dedicated, specialized and lean IAM services are a sustainable and efficient approach to…

Latest blog posts

Defining Modern Cybersecurity Leadership
September 25, 2022
Today's Leader Spotlight is one of our recent Analyst Chats in which host Matthias Reinwarth and KuppingerCole CEO Berthold Kerl talk about what makes a good cybersecurity leader.
Catalyzing your Digital Transformation Journey
April 21, 2022
Let us face it, we do not have a choice. The overall context for all our activities and every interaction has been and is being changed without us being asked. Digital Transformation is here, and it impacts everyone, businesses, and governments. It is changing society as a whole and the way…
A Iot to Venture, More to GAIN
September 20, 2021
As social beings, people interact with their environment, whether as citizens of a state, as employees of a company or as contractual partners (customers, insured persons) with a company in the private sector. Even if a large number of such transactions can take place anonymously (coffee to…
A First End to the Schrems II Limbo
June 10, 2021
Writing about legal topics is always a challenge. I am not a lawyer, but as an analyst and advisor, however, I almost inevitably encounter the implications of laws and current case law. Thus, this text describes only a personal assessment and is not intended to be, and should not be used…
Putting Your First-Line Worker at the Center of Attention
December 10, 2020
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, the use of language in public life, in the press, and in everyday life has changed. Terms that were formerly confined to the circles directly affected by them are now much more common. For example, every informed and responsible citizen is now…
We Are Detective: Data Scientists to the Rescue for Cybersecurity and Governance
November 19, 2020
If the line "We are detective" only reminds you of "guilty pleasure" radio songs from the 1980s, despite the fact that you are responsible for cybersecurity or compliance in your company, then you should read on. In any case, you probably should read on because this is a trend that is…

Latest videos

Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #192: Exploring Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)
October 02, 2023
Join Matthias Reinwarth and Senior Analyst Mike Small in a quick chat on the evolution of Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM). They discuss its proactive approach, the challenges in implementation, and the role of overarching platforms like Cloud Native Application Protection Platforms…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #191: The Second Law of AuthN Dynamics
September 25, 2023
Mike Neuenschwander, Vice President at KuppingerCole in the U.S. and Global Head of Research Strategy, recently had some thoughts about passwordless authentication and wrote a blog about it. Today, he joined Matthias for further discussion about that topic, delving deeper into entropy and…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #190: Cyberproof Your Business - Unpacking EU's DORA Framework for Digital Resilience
September 18, 2023
In this episode, host Matthias and guest Warwick Ashford dive into the EU's Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA). They discuss its impact on the financial sector's cybersecurity and operational resilience, focusing on key objectives and challenges. The conversation also covers…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #189: Decrypting the Future - How Quantum Computing Will Reshape Cybersecurity
September 11, 2023
In this episode, host Matthias Reinwarth is joined by guest Alexei Balaganski to discuss the implications of quantum computing for cybersecurity. The conversation covers the fundamentals of quantum computing and its distinction from classical computing. They also address the immediate and…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #188: Beyond Tradition - The Evolution and Integration of Access Management
September 04, 2023
Today, host Matthias and expert Alejandro Leal discuss the dynamic realm of Access Management. They'll touch on its evolution beyond traditional capabilities, the intertwined nature of Access Management and Identity Federation, and the industry-wide shift driven by Covid-19 towards modern…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #187: Securing the Autonomous World 
August 28, 2023
In this episode, Matthias sits down with Nitish Deshpande to cover the intricacies of 'Securing the Autonomous World by Reinforcing Cybersecurity.' From understanding the challenges posed by automation to the cybersecurity landscape, to the pivotal role of humans amidst rising automation,…