Company Expands Executive Team to Deepen Commitment to Innovation and
Expertise in Intelligent Identity
Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced
the addition of two new executives to its leadership team. Bernard
Harguindeguy is now Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Richard
Bird has been appointed Chief Customer Information Officer (CCIO). These
senior leaders bring much knowledge expertise to the organization, with
strong backgrounds in the API security and identity and access
management (IAM) industries.
Bernard Harguindeguy, Chief Technology Officer
Harguindeguy joined Ping in June 2018 through the acquisition of Elastic
Beam, where he was the CEO and founder. Elastic Beam revolutionized the
use of artificial intelligence (AI) to protect API infrastructures from
cyber attacks, and deliver deep insight into API access and usage.
Since then, he has been serving as senior vice president of
intelligence, driving market awareness to the economic benefits that
APIs and digital transformation initiatives can bring to global
businesses. Taking on the new role of CTO will allow him to continue
this work, while also evolving the company’s technology strategy.
Bernard will help drive overall product direction and innovation by
offering world-class technologies to our customers. He has extensive
experience in virtual data centers and security from his roles as CEO of
Atlantis Computing, GreenBorder and WorldTalk, and in identity
management at Critical Path, where he was the EVP and GM of that
Richard Bird, Chief Customer Information Officer
Customer Information Officer, Richard Bird is a welcome addition to the
Ping family. As part of his new responsibilities, he will act as an
advisor to the Ping Identity community and the global marketplace. His
unique perspective will explore the most challenging identity and cyber
security issues faced in today’s world.
He brings more than 20 years of corporate business, technology and
security operations experience to the table. This includes serving as an
executive director in the office of the CISO advisory practice at Optiv,
the global head of identity and access management for JPMorgan Chase,
and the chief information security officer for Mettler-Toledo. An author
and frequent speaker on a broad range of cybersecurity topics, Richard
is widely recognized as an identity evangelist.
“The addition of Bernard Harguindeguy and Richard Bird underscores our
unwavering focus on customer enablement and success. With their strong
leadership and professional experiences, I believe we’re better
positioned to deliver world-class intelligent identity security
solutions. I’m excited to have their energy on our executive team,”
shared Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity.
To learn more about Ping Identity and how it’s improving security and
engagement with its Ping Intelligent Identity Platform, visit pingidentity.com.
About Ping Identity | The Identity Security Company
Identity envisions a digital world powered by identity. As the identity
security company, we simplify how the world’s largest organizations
prevent security breaches, increase employee and partner productivity
and provide personalized customer experiences. Enterprises choose Ping
for our identity expertise, open standards leadership, partnership with
companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google, and collaboration with
customers like Boeing, Cisco, GE, Kraft Foods, Walgreens and over half
of the Fortune 100. The Ping Intelligent Identity Platform allows
enterprises and their users to securely access cloud, mobile and
on-premises applications while managing identity and profile data at
scale. Architects and developers have flexible options to enhance and
extend their existing applications and environments with multi-factor
authentication, single sign-on, access management, directory, data
governance and intelligent API security capabilities. Visit www.pingidentity.com.
Candace Flynn, 303-476-0019