CS Seminar

All graduate students must attend!



Jodrey School of Computer Science


Friday, October 18, 2013

2:30 PM

Carnegie Hall 113

Working to Eliminate the Need for Passwords


Jason Powell

Engineering Site Director, Ping Identity



Ping Identity is The Identity Security Company. Our identity and access management platform gives enterprise customers and employees one-click access to any application from any device. Over 1000 companies, including over half of the Fortune 100, rely on our award-winning products to make the digital world a better experience.


Ping Identity has over 300 employees in the US, Canada, UK and Japan and we are now in Halifax! Come find out about opportunities to join our product engineering team in our quest to eliminate the need for passwords and create a networked world where boundaries still exist but are transparent and crossed without friction.


In 2013, Forbes Magazine named Ping Identity one of America’s Most Promising Companies, recognizing our record growth, product excellence and customer adoption. We are also one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.


About the Presenter

Jason Powell is the Engineering Site Director for Ping Identity, a Denver-based software company that offers technology to protect professional and personal identities, and is responsible for launching and leading Ping Identity’s new Halifax-based software engineering Centre of Excellence.


Jason also enjoys working with small and large firms providing insight and innovative solutions in areas of strategic planning, outsourcing and leveraging technology to solve business problems through consulting company, Animax.


Jason previously led one of Canada’s largest independent software quality assurance and testing firms and was the President of the Canadian division of IT outsourcing firm Keane, Inc. (now NTT Data) where he represented Canada on the global leadership team and was responsible for domestic sales and the delivery of IT services to US-based Fortune 500 customers from delivery centers in Halifax and Toronto.


Jason’s background includes two tech start-up firms and time with one of Canada’s largest retailers.


Jason served as Chair of Digital Nova Scotia, a non-profit organization dedicated to the active development of an innovative and sustainable Digital and ICT industry for Nova Scotia, for five years and is currently the Past Chair. Digital Nova Scotia serves its member firms through business development facilitation, networking events, training opportunities and policy advocacy.



Everyone is welcome to attend

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