The concept of digital identity has evolved to a point that was scarcely imaginable not very long ago. The shift from paper documents to embedded chips to digital identification is giving way to cloud technology that surpasses them all.
Parallel advances are transforming the way we interact with each other and with our government, how we do business, and how we live in an increasingly interconnected world.
This revolution is being driven, adapted and molded by a select group of companies one of those companies is Entrust Datacard.
A Pattern of Growth
Entrust Datacard is not a newcomer to the field. Established in 1969, it has grown to employ over 2,200 staff spread over 37 locations across the globe, who deal with clients in over 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Shakopee, MN.
It began its journey as a provider of financial card personalization technology. Today, its products and solutions encompass virtually every aspect of our lives as individuals, customers, employees, business entities and citizens. They are trusted by financial institutions, digital enterprises, and governments.
Our world may have shrunk with the advent of the digital age, but it also seems to have become a place where the threats to our safety, security and privacy have expanded. We live in a world of devices beyond computers to which we are constantly connected, and to which we entrust critical information. Unfortunately, both individual devices and networks are vulnerable to attacks. These attacks compromise not just personal and private information but regularly result in losses that compromise far more than monetary possessions.
It is here that Entrust Datacard has proven to be a trustworthy partner, not only for you and I, but for any business that has an online presence, and even national governments who need to maintain and oversee services and border controls.
The Entrust Datacard team is led by Todd Wilkinson, President and Chief Executive Officer since 2008. Prior to that, he spent three years as the company’s Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.
Mr. Wilkinson oversaw the merger of the individual entities, Entrust and Datacard that created the Entrust Datacard brand in 2014. He managed the transition in a manner which accorded due recognition and respect to the constituent companies and their distinctive heritage, while integrating their technologies to create an organization capable of tackling the challenges of the digital era.
His career before Entrust Datacard includes executive positions at General Electric and USG Corporation. Mr. Wilkinson’s alma mater is Northern Illinois University, from which he holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration degree.