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Tony Ball Joins Entrust Datacard as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Identity and Access Management




News Room Media Inquiry

News Room Media Inquiry

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MINNEAPOLIS—(Aug. 2, 2016)—Entrust Datacard today announced that Tony Ball has been appointed to the role of senior vice president and general manager of Identity and Access Management. This newly-created position will be reporting directly to Todd Wilkinson, CEO and president of the company, where Ball will be responsible for driving the strategy and growing the solution segments of Identity, Access Management and Authentication.

“Entrust Datacard is moving into a tremendous phase of growth and the addition of Tony will set us up to further strengthen our leadership within the industry,” said Wilkinson. “We are pleased that he has joined us, as we believe in building a strong leadership team with the vision to drive strategy, growth and innovation for our business.”

Ball joins Entrust Datacard from HID Global where he spent the last nine years in leadership roles, the most recent as president, Identity and Access Management (IAM). Prior to that, Ball was with Gemalto – working as the senior vice president, Northern Europe, where he drove strategy for the banking, security and mobile international markets. He was also with Schlumberger for over 16 years where he held various geographic and business-related responsibilities. Ball is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States.

“Managing identity and credentials for enterprises and other organizations is rapidly becoming more complex — and more critical,” added Wilkinson. “Cloud and mobile have also added to the complexity of the identity and access management markets. As this market continues to evolve, Tony brings decades of experience to successfully drive our technology innovations that will continue to meet our customer’s needs and stay at the forefront of this fast-changing world we live in today.”

Entrust Datacard offers a variety of solutions for financial, government and enterprise organizations. The company offers proven technologies for attracting new customers, securing transactions and optimizing the bank branch; securing borders, improving e-gov efficiency and optimizing citizen identity credential programs; as well identity-based and access control solutions, which streamlines and safeguard access—to facilities, networks and the cloud—for employees and other authorized users.

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 About Entrust Datacard. 

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit