Richard Bird is the chief customer information officer for Ping Identity. He is a cyber security veteran and former chief information security officer. He is an internationally recognized identity-centric security expert, leveraging his diverse experiences as a strategic advisor, solutions provider and former global head of identity for JP Morgan Chase’s consumer businesses.
Richard is a frequent speaker on keynote platforms around the world. He is a Forbes Tech council member and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, CNN, TechRepublic, Solutions Review, NASDAQ and Congressional Quarterly on topics ranging from data protection regulations to cybersecurity enabled consumer protection. He is also frequently quoted in media ranging from security industry media to NBC. Richard’s observations and recommendations are informed by more than 20 years as a corporate IT executive with roles ranging from M&A program management to being a chief information officer with companies such as Accenture, Huntington Bank and Mettler-Toledo.
His focus is strongly oriented to using his background to bring together companies, organizations, governments and solution providers to truly change the framework of cybersecurity by shifting our focus to protecting people ahead of protecting “things”.