Knowing who's who, what's what, and who gets access to what is essential to digital transformation. Identity is no longer only an IT department operational function – it’s about delivering personalized experiences across all channels and give consumers transparency and control of their data and preferences. Identity is the center of everything in transforming and securing your business.
Co-Founder and CTO, ForgeRock, USA/Norway
A powerhouse of tireless can-do enthusiasm, Lasse Andresen leverages his combined business, technical, and people skills as the Chief Technology Officer of ForgeRock, the fastest growing digital identity management vendor in the world.
His twenty-plus years of experience in the tech industry include leadership roles at Texas Instruments and Sun Microsystems, where he was CTO of Central and Northern Europe.
As ForgeRock Co-Founder and original Chief Executive Officer, Lasse Andresen built the company from the ground up, to more than 500 employees in offices around the world today. Over its first five years, ForgeRock achieved 100% year-to-year growth, and secured over $88 million in venture funding from top VC firms, including Accel Partners, Foundation Capital and Meritech Capital Partners. ForgeRock’s customer base includes more than 800 Global Fortune 5000 companies, including Thomson Reuters, McKesson, Geico, HSBC, Philips, Weight Watchers and Toyota. In addition, some of the largest countries in the world rely on ForgeRock’s Identity Platform to protect citizens and digital assets, supporting authentication and authorization for a variety of government services.
Lasse Andresen is an active advisor to several startup companies and maintains a vast international network of contacts throughout the identity, cyber security, developer, IoT and funding communities. Lasse’s specialties include CxO-level leadership, serial startup entrepreneurship, innovation, international/distributed organizations expertise, emerging technologies, IoT, edge / cloud computing, identity and access management, and open source.
When not dreaming up the next big thing in identity, Lasse is a passionate keyboard player and cyclist, having toured countries around the globe.