Carla Roncato

Carla Roncato

Senior Analyst Carla Roncato covers identity management, access management, open identity standards, data security/content protection, and privacy and zero-trust initiatives at ESG. Carla has expertise in cloud, software, hardware, and services. She has worked with organizations such as Cognizant, Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, and the OpenID Foundation, where she is an evangelist for open identity standards. Before ESG, Carla launched several funded SaaS startups as a part of Cognizant Accelerator Program and was responsible for M&A in Cognizant’s Data, Analytics, and AI practice. Previously, she was the VP of Product Strategy at an IDaaS startup backed by Goldman Sachs. She became the Microsoft Watcher and Chief Ecosystem Strategist within Intel Security after her role as Director of Customer Insights at McAfee. Among her various roles at Microsoft, including in the Identity & Security Division (ISD), Carla launched numerous products from Windows 7/Windows Server to Office 365/Azure. Prior to working in the US, Carla held enhanced security clearance with the Government of Canada, where she deployed card access systems, and the British Columbia Ministry of Health, where she handled PHI of citizens. She holds a degree in Management with a minor in marketing and technology from Thompson Rivers University-Open College and British Columbia Institute Technology.

Recent Posts by Carla Roncato:

ESG Brief: Re-emphasizing Data Security as Part of a Zero Trust Approach


Zero trust remains a broad initiative with a wide array of use cases, supporting technologies, and starting points. While it may seem that focus has shifted away from data security in recent years, many organizations consider it a critical component of their zero trust strategy. To address zero trust requirements, data classification and security solutions must support deployment flexibility, risk assessment, automation, and integrations with other solutions.

Topics: Cybersecurity