Kurt Johnson is the Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development for Courion Corporation, an identity and access governance provider. Johnson is responsible for Courion's strategic direction, product management, and securing and managing Courion's alliances and partnerships. Prior to Courion, Kurt was Vice President of the Service Management Strategies program at META Group, a leading industry research organization. At META, Kurt established himself as a leading authority on the help desk, IT service management, system management and IT outsourcing markets. Kurt is widely recognized as an authority on support automation and self-service operations. Before joining META Group, Kurt held consulting and management positions with The Bentley Company, now part of a eLoyalty, an enterprise CRM service ans solutions company, and with International Data Corporation, a leader in IT market research. Kurt also worked in financial and software product management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation. Kurt has a Bachelor of Science degrees in both Marketing and Finance from Boston College.