Manuel Garat, Head of IAM, Booking.com
Head of IAM, Booking.com
After being a software developer for 10 years, I realised that my focus on value delivery, product vision and strategic significance was pulling me towards a new and exciting role. As a Head of Identity and Access Management, I can bring together my three passions: IT Engineering, Cyber-security and Agile product delivery. To my surprise, coming from an engineering background, I discovered that coming up with a vision, defending it, making it come true and bringing value to customers while removing waste is what I enjoy about it most. My engineer mindset provides me with the ability to define complex solutions and understand the Development Team, the problems and the intricacies they face. As a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) I understand the specifics of Authentication and Authorisation both regarding security and regulatory compliance. As a Certified Professional Scrum Product Owner, I bind it all together towards delivering maximum value in an agile and wasteless way.