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HID Global Joins Forbes Technology Council

We are very proud to share that Martin Ladstaetter, VP of Product Management for IAM and Head of Consumer Authentication at HID Global, recently became a member of the Forbes Technology Council. This is an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives.

At HID Global, we believe that sharing is having more, just like Richard Buckminster Fuller, an American engineer, architect, futurist and published author believed. Synergy is pivotal, and it starts with knowledge sharing which then turns into fruitful dialogues. Actively contributing to cross-industry networks such as the Forbes Technology Council is certainly part of our strategic direction.

Joining such a valued community is a great opportunity, and we look forward to contributing and furthering Martin’s and HID Global’s leadership role in consumer authentication and Identity and Access Management (IAM) as a whole.

Martin’s perspective was recently captured as part of an expert panel discussion on 14 tips to attract top tech talent, a topic particularly close to his heart.

We are thrilled that Martin will be given the chance to author articles to share his market projections and important technology trends directly on Martin plans on contributing to this upbeat and reputable platform in a way that will help keep its readers in the know.

About Forbes Councils

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Katie Björk is the Solution Marketing Manager for the HID Global IAM Consumer Authentication unit. She has been working on communication and change management strategy in various industries and regions around the world for over 15 years. In her current role, Katie is dedicated to offering a better user experience in the world of consumer identity and access management (CIAM).