Ping Identity, a pioneer in Intelligent Identity solutions, announced it has named Patrick Harding as the company’s Chief Product Architect. Harding returns to Ping Identity after two years of advisory and consulting work in the blockchain and identity space, including work at Hedera Hashgraph where he advised on applicable decentralized identity use cases.
A distinguished identity leader, Harding is actively involved in the standards community and is a former board member of the Information Card Foundation, as well as the Open Identity Exchange.
He is a co-inventor of the SCIM standard, which automates the exchange of user identity information between identity domains and which has become increasingly important with the growth of SaaS tools.
From 2005 to 2018, Harding served as Ping’s original Chief Technology Officer and has been a trusted advisor over the past two years. His extensive background and unique historic knowledge of Ping will make him an invaluable asset as the company continues to enhance its solutions and expands its global 3,000 customer base.
In his new role, Harding will help oversee the development and maintenance of Ping’s strategic vision and product roadmap. He will also support the sales, marketing, business development, and corporate development teams.
Through this work, he will help ensure appropriate business investments are made, determine appropriate capability investments, streamline communication to customers and prospects, and foster key technology and alliance partnerships in addition to his many other responsibilities.
“There is massive opportunity for growth and innovation in our industry right now. Identity can and will be leveraged to impact digital experiences across the board for all people—whether they are customers, partners, employees, or citizens,” said Harding.
“I chose to return to Ping because of its prioritized investment in strategy and innovation that will bring identity’s full potential to life.”
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Patrick back to Ping and have him on board as our Chief Product Architect,” said Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity. “Having worked with him for over a decade, I know he has the market understanding and forward-looking vision that will continue to propel Ping and our customers toward the future of identity.”