|By Business Wire||
|September 18, 2013 10:02 AM EDT||
Ping Identity was announced the winner of Colorado’s Technology Company of the Year at the 2013 APEX Awards, the prestigious technology awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments and leadership by Colorado’s advanced technology companies and professionals.
Ping Identity was recognized for its overall performance, which set it apart as a leader in the identity security market. The company demonstrated this market leadership through company growth, profitability and for being a recognized thought leader in the security industry.
This award continues the strong momentum the company has experienced in 2013. In July, the Company hosted its annual Cloud Identity Summit, drawing more than 850 identity visionaries and security leaders. In addition, the company recently announced the closing of a $44 million investment round to accelerate the completion of Ping Identity’s next-generation platform for identity security.
“The Colorado Technology Association is simply an amazing organization and on behalf of the entire Ping Identity team, we could not be more honored to receive this award," said Andre Durand, chairman and CEO, Ping Identity. “I feel a great responsibility to Denver, CTA and all of the entrepreneurs chasing their dreams here in Denver to do this community and the technology community proud.”
Since the APEX Award’s inception in 2000, CTA’s APEX Awards have acknowledged the top technology company success stories and technical advancements produced in Colorado.
“With the amount of nominations submitted, Ping Identity was a top contender,” said Erik Mitisek CEO, Colorado Technology Association. “The purpose of the APEX Awards is to recognize and celebrate the success of amazing companies and Andre is a clear leader based on the successfulness of Ping Identity.”
About Ping Identity | The Identity Security Company
Ping Identity believes secure professional and personal identities underlie human progress in a connected world. Our identity and access management platform gives enterprise customers and employees one-click access to any application from any device. Over 1,000 companies, including half of the Fortune 100, rely on our award-winning products to make the digital world a better experience for hundreds of millions of people. Visit pingidentity.com for more information.
APEX is the Colorado technology industry’s annual conference encompassing the 13th Annual APEX Awards, a single track conference, an interactive floor space and the Challenge featuring emerging tech genius from around the state. Past speakers at the event have included: David Cohen, CEO & founder of TechStars, Governor John Hickenlooper and Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems. Presented by the Colorado Technology Association (CTA), the event will be held on September 10-11, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver. For more information on the event, please visit APEXcolorado.com.
About the Colorado Technology Association
The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) represents Colorado’s $49.6 billion technology industry, one of the fastest growing sectors in the state. Colorado ranked second for its high-tech business concentration and the nine-county metro region ranked tenth out of the 50 largest metro areas in software employment concentration. Since 1994, Colorado Technology Association has provided a voice for technology professionals in legislative issues and public policy. The Association provides more than 50 programs, events and connections to support the industry. CTA's membership includes 500 Colorado companies from startup to enterprise. For more information, visit ColoradoTechnology.org.