Dan Kent appointed CTO of Idemia’s Identity & Security NA division

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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.

Kent will head up a new group at Idemia that includes product management, IT, information security/cybersecurity and engineering focused on how changes in technology will impact markets and customers and that product roadmaps meet customers’ ongoing needs.

“I am pleased to welcome Dan Kent in this newly created executive role,” says Ed Casey, CEO of Identity & Security for Idemia. “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 recognized innovator and a change agent who has had a significant impact in driving change in the public sector regarding topics, which include: cloud, cybersecurity and the Internet of Things. We are confident Dan will make an immediate contribution to our customers and all of Idemia.”

Kent has more than 28 years of experience in the information technology field. Prior to IDEMIA he served as the U.S. Public Sector CTO and Architecture Lead at Cisco System. he has also served as the Senior Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco Public Sector. Kent is also the recipient of a Fed100 Award, which recognizes individuals who are transforming government and its ability to deliver on critical missions.

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

The Identity & Security NA division also added a new head of business development in June.

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