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Entrust Datacard Appoints Anudeep Parhar as Chief Information Officer

MINNEAPOLIS—(Feb. 18, 2016)—Entrust Datacard today announced that Anudeep Parhar has been appointed as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the company. The CIO role is a newly created position for Entrust Datacard, reporting to Todd Wilkinson, CEO and president of the company.

“We are very pleased to welcome Anudeep to our growing organization,” said Wilkinson. “Anudeep’s technical expertise and experience with implementing change across large organizations will further strengthen our technology, cloud platform development and digital security leadership within the industry.”

Bringing decades of experience to Entrust Datacard, Parhar was most recently chief technology officer (CTO) at Bloom Health, where he led a large team on a multi-year technology transformation roadmap for key diverse business portfolios in a cloud infrastructure. He was also previously senior vice president of global engineering and development at Digital River, as well as vice president of information technology at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.  Additionally, Parhar spent 15 years at Thomson Reuters West in various technology roles, with his last being the head of technology and client services, enterprise and Saas (cloud) solutions.

Parhar will be based at Entrust Datacard’s global headquarters in Minnesota, where he will lead the global information technology (IT) and customer operations teams.

“Our company has evolved over the last 45 years to meet ever-changing market demands,” added Wilkinson. “As we move into the next phase of growth, the leadership team that we have put in place at Entrust Datacard and our key talent will be a driver for our growth and innovation – and Anudeep will play an integral part in the technology vision and strategy of our business.”

 

Entrust Datacard continues to see strong growth in the markets it serves – including financial, government and enterprise. The company offers proven technologies for attracting new customers, securing transactions and energizing the bank branch; securing borders, improving e-gov efficiency and optimizing citizen identity credential programs; as well as solutions for mobile as the new desktop, strong authentication and breakthrough solutions for breach mitigation.

To learn more about Entrust Datacard, visit www.entrustdatacard.com.

 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 www.entrustdatacard.com.