Speaker Bio

Andre Durand
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Andre Durand

CEO and Founder
Andre Durand founded Ping Identity in 2002 with a mission to secure the internet through identity. Ping is a leading provider of enterprise identity security serving more than half of the Fortune 100 and protecting over 3 billion identities. Andre founded the identity industry conference, Identiverse, to accelerate the adoption of identity and serve as a community resource for professionals serving the identity industry. Prior to Ping Identity, Durand founded Jabber to commercialize the Jabber open-source instant messaging platform which was acquired by Cisco in 2008. Durand serves on the board of Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF) and in his spare time focuses on causes related to children in the foster care system, building a great culture and creating opportunities for entrepreneurs. Durand holds a BA in Biology and Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife Kim and two daughters.
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Monday, March 20, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CDT
CEO Panel: The Journey of 2 Founder-CEOs: The Gartner Interview

Join us for a wide-ranging and thought-provoking conversation with Andre Durand, founder and CEO of Ping Identity and Mark McClain, founder and CEO of SailPoint. Mr. McClain founded SailPoint in 2005 and closed a deal to sell his company in 2022 for 6.9 billion dollars. Mr. Durand founded Ping Identity in 2002 and also led the acquisition of his company for 2.8 billion dollars in 2022. For the first time together on stage, we will learn what motivated and what challenged them during the journey of launching startup identity companies, going through investment rounds and IPOs, and bringing their companies back into private equity.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.