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Entrust Datacard Empowers Organizations Across the Globe to Provide Identity Based Security Solutions

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Ajay Kumar

Entrust Datacard Empowers Organizations Across the Globe to Provide Identity Based Security Solutions

Entrust Datacard is a global leader in card personalization and identity-based digital information security solutions. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, the privately held company provides strategic security solutions that authenticate identities and consolidate physical and logical access control systems. Offering the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. 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.

Today, Entrust Datacard enables its customers to issue over 10 million physical identities daily, handle over 400 billion online transactions per year and manage billions of electronic identities, including the majority of payment cards and identification solutions. A majority of the world’s financial cards are issued on the company’s solutions. Entrust Datacard authentication software is used to fight fraud and safeguard over 400 billion transactions annually worldwide.

The company is also engaged in government identity programs in more than 150 countries for e-passports, national IDs, driver’s licenses and other secure credentials. Solutions have been implemented in 18 of the 20 largest e-gov programs globally. 165,000 passports, 10 million credentials and 5 million smart cards are issued daily using Entrust Datacard’s technologies. Entrust Datacard also serves customers in enterprises, hospitals, telecommunications, aerospace, pharmaceutical, education and petroleum markets as well as the consumer and the financial sectors. Its strong authentication platform is used by more than 500 companies in 85 countries. The Entrust Datacard award-winning software authentication platform solves customers’ digital security challenges in cloud and mobile security, physical and logical access, citizen eID initiatives, PKI, certificate management and SSL. The company also offers flexible solutions for card issuance, mobile payment, secure online identity and transaction authentication.

Some of the awards and accolades won by Entrust Datacard include:

  • Tehnoviti Award – 2015
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal – Titans of Technology, Executive of the Year, 2016

“Proven across the world, our award-winning software authentication platform manages today’s most secure identity credentials, solving our customers’ digital security challenges in cloud and mobile security, physical and logical access, citizen eID initiatives, certificate management and SSL,” said Entrust Datacard.

Entrust Datacard is using its insights and expertise to concentrate efforts in payments, identity, and credential management. Being asked by The CEO Magazine, Ajay Kumar, Entrust Datacard’s Managing Director – South Asia and Regional Marketing Director – Asia Pacific said, “ Today, what Entrust Datacard does matters – it matters to the everyday consumer who needs to secure payment information; it matters to the citizen traveling across borders and wants to ensure secure boarder entry; and it matters to the employee who may need to log into a network for work and ensure that company information or their ID’s are not stolen and to protect life’s most important credentials.”

The company aims to solve business challenges like card personalization (central or instant issuance), strengthen security, optimize efficiency, drive growth, enhance end user satisfaction and protect investments.

Key Officials

Todd Wilkinson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Todd Wilkinson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Entrust Datacard. Under his leadership, Entrust Datacard has expanded its position in the Payments and Information Security markets.

Mr. Wilkinson first joined the company a decade ago as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. He has served as President and CEO since 2008. Previously he held executive roles at General Electric after beginning his career at USG Corporation. Mr. Wilkinson holds both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University. 

Ajay Kumar
Managing Director – South Asia | Regional Marketing Director – Asia Pacific

Ajay Kumar is the Managing Director – South Asia and Regional Marketing Director- Asia Pacific at Entrust Datacard, based out of Singapore. He is also responsible for driving business and marketing for South Asia as well as APAC and for the go-to market strategy, branding, strategic alliances, thought leadership and market development across the Asia Pacific region.

Ajay is a subject matter expert in payments domain and well-connected marketing professional in the industry across the APAC region. He has over 15 years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing, sales, business development and strategic alliances with several payments, loyalty, research and ITES companies where he scaled up the businesses multi folds.

Ajay possesses a Post Graduate in Business Management in marketing from a premier institution and is a qualified B2B strategic marketing management professional from IIM Ahmedabad. He is certified in Digital Marketing and completed LEAP (Lead, Education, Advancement Programme) from Smart Card Alliances, USA.

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