Richard Bird
Chief Customer

Information Officer
Ping Identity

Why Nominated: Leveraging over 20-years of experience in identity and access management and security, Richard Bird serves as a thought leader on issues of identity ownership, data privacy, and new government regulations for protecting user identities. Ever a futurist, Bird proposes that the U.S. institute unique digital identifiers, and urges companies to adopt cutting-edge security frameworks and policies.

Profile: Before joining Ping Identity as its Chief Customer Information Officer, Bird ascended to various leadership roles in the finance, retail, manufacturing and consulting industries, including stints as global head of IAM and information risk at JPMorgan Chase, CISO at manufacturer Mettler-Toledo, and head of IAM and segment risk director at Huntington National Bank. In his current role, he liaises between Ping’s customers and the company’s sales/product teams to ensure the company’s solutions are meeting users’ needs.

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