Andre Durand is a twelve year veteran of the enterprise software industry, a recognized leader in the identity industry and a pioneer behind the concepts of the digital identity network. In addition to his role as CEO of Ping Identity, Mr. Durand co-founded and co-chairs Digital ID World
, the official identity industry conference and magazine. Prior to Ping Identity, Mr. Durand founded Jabber, Inc.
, a leading global provider of in instant messaging and presence management platforms serving both the carrier and enterprise markets. While at Jabber, Mr. Durand supported the incubation of the Jabber Software Foundation, a non-profit setup to facilitate growth of the Jabber
Open Source project, where he served as chairman for 18 months, helping to drive adoption of Jabber's innovative hybrid open source and commercialization strategy. Prior to Jabber, Inc., Mr. Durand founded Durand Communications, a provider of client/server solutions for online databases and applications, where served as CEO for five years before selling the company to Webb Interactive in 1998 for $10 million.