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 a 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…
Executive View
R&S®Trusted Gate - Secure Glocalization von Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity
September 25, 2020
Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity ermöglicht eine zuverlässige Verarbeitung regulierter und sensibler Informationen für die Zusammenarbeit und zum Dateiaustausch in gemeinsamen SharePoint-Plattformen für Organisationen in verschiedenen Ländern und Regionen unter Gewährleistung der Konformität zu…

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 #158: The Crown Jewels Are a Lie
January 30, 2023
Is digital data really every organization's most precious possession, its "crown jewels"? Alexei Balaganski takes a different perspective towards a widely accepted opinion. He instead claims that data is not your most valuable asset. In fact, it can be a toxic liability without intrinsic…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #157: How to Refine Data like Oil - Data Quality and Integration Solutions
January 23, 2023
Who has not heard of the statement that "Data is the new Oil". But oil needs to be refined and so does data. The challenge of gathering, integrating, cleansing, improving, and enriching data across the complete range of data sources in an organization, for enabling use of that data as well…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #156: CIEM Is Entering the Privileged Access Management Market
January 16, 2023
The PAM market is changing and expanding. Paul Fisher talks about the latest trends for Privileged Access Management, the role of CIEM, mergers and newcomers in this important market segment.
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #155: How to Create a Shortlist in 2023
January 09, 2023
A new year brings along a new service from KuppingerCole Analysts. Our host Matthias sits down with Christie Pugh, Digital Products Manager to discuss KC Open Select, our new interactive shortlisting service, the concept behind it, how it helps you prepare for the future, how it compares…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #154: 2022 Wrapped Up - Major Trends in IAM and Cybersecurity
December 19, 2022
Another year gone already! It's time to take a look back at 2022. Martin Kuppinger and Matthias talk about what happened in the past year and identify top trends in IAM and Cybersecurity. They go beyond technology but also look at processes and business models. By this, they also…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #153: Passwordless and Biometrics - Balancing UX with Security and Privacy
December 12, 2022
Alejandro and Matthias continue their conversation about passwordless authentication. This time, the topic is the use of biometrics (and possible security and privacy concerns related to their use) as an authentication factor.