Roles & Responsibilities at KuppingerCole:
Dave Kearns is a Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole. He publishes a regular newsletter covering the latest trends in the industry. Besides this he focuses especially on the future trends around authentication and authorization and therein on risk-/context-based authentication and authorization.
Background & Education:
Dave Kearns attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), leaving to help found the first on-line banking system in the US, with Pittsburgh‘s Dollar Savings Bank. He gave up computers to spend 15 years in the wine & spirits trade, only to come back to technology with the advent of local area networks in the mid 80‘s. Dave & his wife enjoy travelling and visiting their eight grandchildren.
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Dave Kearns spent 10 years as a network manager, ending up as Information Services Manager for the former Thomas-Conrad Corporation (now part of Compaq). In 1987, he was a founding SysOp of Novell‘s Novell Support Connection service on Compuserve and served as the first president of the Association of NetWire SysOps. Dave was formerly Technical Editor of Networking Solutions magazine. He‘s written, edited and contributed to a number of books on networking and is a frequent speaker before both trade and business groups.
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