Silicon Flatirons, ATLAS, and ITP present Andre Durand as our featured entrepreneur with moderator Brad Feld.
Andre Durand brings 18 years of software industry executive leadership experience to his role as
founder and CEO at Ping Identity. Durand co-founded Digital ID World, the identity industry
conference (acquired by IDG in 2007). Prior to Ping Identity, Durand founded Jabber, Inc., an
instant messaging and presence management software provider (acquired by Cisco in 2009).
While at Jabber, Durand incubated the Jabber Software Foundation, a non-profit established to
facilitate growth of the Jabber Open Source project. Prior to Jabber, Inc., Durand was founder
and CEO of Durand Communications, a bulletin board software provider (acquired by Webb Interactive in
1998). Durand holds BA degrees in Biology and Economics from the University of California.
Entrepreneurs Unplugged is a meeting place where faculty, students and community members with technical backgrounds learn about and get involved in entrepreneurship. In particular, the program offers students and faculty an opportunity to learn how a successful start up is created as well as an opportunity to network. Each Entrepreneurs Unplugged meeting features food, drink and – most importantly – an experienced entrepreneur to discuss his/her start-up experiences.
Interdisciplinary Telecom Program, University of Colorado