Darran has a long history in Identity Management and Security at companies ranging from Tivoli Systems-IBM, Waveset Technologies, Sun Microsystems and SailPoint. Over the past 25+ plus years Darran has helped design, build and deliver innovative, groundbreaking technology solutions that have shaped the Identity and Access Management industry.  For over 12 years, Darran was the Chief Technology Officer at SailPoint and he spent 4 years as the company’s Chief Information Security Officer, leading internal security and compliance through their successful IPO in late 2017.

Today Darran is an investor, advisor and industry specialist, working with vendors, customers and financial institutions to understand and take full advantage of the latest identity & security technologies. He works closely with an exclusive portfolio of growth companies, to design and deliver the next generation of IAM solutions worldwide. In 2020 Mr. Rolls was awarded the title of Research Fellow with the leading identity & security analyst firm KuppingerCole, where he now assists the team with directed research projects.

For many years Darran has been a frequent contributor to IAM standards at OASIS, the W3C and the IETF. He frequently speaks at industry events and to customers about IAM technologies and security solutions, offering a unique vendor In/Out perspective on designing, delivering and deploying an Identity-centric enterprise security architecture.

In December of 2020 Darran co-authored one of the industry’s leading texts on using IAM technologies to enhance the prevention, detection and mitigation of cyber-attacks.  “Identity Attack Vectors – Implementing an Effective Identity & Access Management Solution” is available from Amazon and leading technical book sellers at ISBN     13:978- 1484251645.