Anne Bailey

Research Strategy Director
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Research Strategy Director 

Anne Bailey has been working as an analyst for KuppingerCole since 2019, and as the Research Strategy Director since 2022.  

Roles & Responsibilities:  

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:  

  • Digital Identity 
  • Decentralized identity  
  • Identity Verification 
  • Blockchain 
  • Privacy 
  • Other topics related to emerging technologies, including AI, web3, cryptocurrencies 

Professional Experience:  

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.  


Recent research


A New Era for Digital Identity in Germany

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…

Leadership Compass

Providers of Verified Identity 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.


A Passwordless Future Begins with Credential Management

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

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…

Leadership Brief

Data Privacy Laws in the UAE

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…

Recent blog posts


What We Can Learn from DeFi and Crypto Exchange Attacks

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…


Deepfakes: A Case for or Against Remote Identity Verification?

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…


Enter Microsoft Entra

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

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.…


Arrival of the Digital Services Act (DSA)

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…

Recent videos


Better Business With Smooth and Secure Onboarding Processes

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…


Analyst Chat #139: Verified Identity Providers

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…


Analyst Chat #129: Market Compass Secure Collaboration

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.


Analyst Chat #118: A first look at the new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework

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…


Analyst Chat #116: Putting GAIN to the Test

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…