A visionary in web applications and open source software, Dick Hardt has been active in technology development for over two decades. His most recent venture, Sxip Identity, is the leader in Identity 2.0, creating simple, secure, and open solutions for the next generation of internet identity. Sxip provides on-demand identity management for the enterprise and user-centric solutions that securely automate the exchange of identity data online. Prior to Sxip, Dick founded ActiveState in 1997. Under his leadership as CEO, ActiveState became a leader in tools for open source programming languages and in anti-spam software and was acquired by UK-based security company, Sophos in 2003. As a successful entrepreneur and technology expert, Dick is very involved in the community, he is co-author of the OpenID 2.0 specification and holds a board position with the OpenID Foundation.
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