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01/09/2019

Idemia appoints new CTO in the US

Paris, France

Idemia has appointed Dan Kent as Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and a member of the Executive Committee for the Identity & Security business in North America.

Idemia is creating a new group, which will be led by Dan, that includes product management, information technology, information security/cyber security and a newly consolidated engineering group. Dan’s responsibilities will include leading the strategic thinking about how changes in technology will impact our markets and customers as well as ensuring that our product roadmaps are aligned and implemented to meet our customers’ present and future needs.

"I am pleased to welcome Dan Kent in this newly created executive role. His wealth of experience in bringing technology solutions to complex customer environments and his collaborative leadership style will ideally complement our executive team. Dan is a recognised innovator and a change agent who has had a significant impact in driving change in the public sector regarding topics, which include: cloud, cyber security and the Internet of Things. We are confident Dan will make an immediate contribution to our customers and all of Idemia." commented Ed Casey, Chief Executive Officer of Identity & Security for Idemia.

Dan Kent has more than 28 years of experience in the information technology field, particularly in public sector consulting, the federal, state and local government, and the education market. Prior to joining Idemia, Dan served as the U.S. Public Sector Chief Technology Officer and Architecture Lead at Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for delivering new products and solutions to the public sector verticals of defense, education and healthcare.

Additionally, Kent served as the Senior Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco Public Sector, where he led a team of engineers with areas of focus including the design and deployment of integrated, enterprise communication and network platforms. Kent is also the recipient of a Fed100 Award, which recognizes individuals who are transforming government and its ability to deliver on critical missions.

Kent received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine and a Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University.

"I am excited to start this role and lead this new information technology group at Idemia. Idemia’s leadership role in developing technology for identity and security serve as a great foundation for a rapidly changing digital landscape." said Dan Kent.


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