Idan Shoham

IANS Faculty

    Idan was one of the founders of M-Tech Information Technology, Inc. (acquired in 2008 and renamed Hitachi ID Systems). Idan led the product development and roadmap strategy and was responsible for customer services at M-Tech and subsequently Hitachi ID for 28 years. During his tenure, the company released password management automation software in 1996, user provisioning/IAM in 2002 and PAM in 2007. Idan has worked with many corporate, government and higher education customers worldwide to implement process automation, including IAM and PAM controls across their on-premises and cloud-hosted systems and applications.

    Since exiting Hitachi ID Systems in 2020, Idan helped found M-Tech Innovations, Inc.  This is an angel investment firm specializing in Canadian-domiciled technology startups with B2B software offerings.
    • Identity and access management
    • Privileged access management
    • Self-service credential management
    • Federated access, MFA
    • Entitlements governance

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Founder of an IAM/PAM software vendor
    • A member of corporate and advisory boards.
    • An angel investor in Canadian B2B technology startups

    Certifications & Credentials

    M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with Computer Minor – University of Calgary.

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    Idan is an avid skier, hiker, road cyclist and mountain biker who enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors. He also writes open source software that you can find at