Richard Bird is the chief customer information officer for Ping Identity. He is a cyber security veteran, a former chief information security officer and a former chief information officer. An internationally recognized data privacy and identity-centric security expert and global speaker, Richard presents regularly across 5 continents. He is a Forbes Tech council member and has appeared on Bloomberg Business, NBC News and Yahoo Finance and is frequently quoted by Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, Business Insider, CNN, and Fox News on topics ranging from data privacy regulations to cybersecurity enabled consumer protection. He is also the host of the podcast "Hello, USER". Richard is widely known for wearing bow ties and while he probably isn’t the most tattooed person in cyber security today, he at least has to be in the top 5%.