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ForgeRock appoints APJ vice president David Hope

04 Feb 2020

Digital identity provider ForgeRock has appointed new Asia-Pacific and Japan vice president, David Hope.

Hope joins ForgeRock with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise IT leadership roles. 

"David is an exceptional operator known for growing businesses in the Asia-Pacific region. He will be a great addition to our team and will help further strengthen our position as a leading digital identity provider for Fortune 5000 customers,” says ForgeRock chief revenue officer Pete Angstadt.

He has also held the position of Workday’s Asia Pacific president, where he led the rapid expansion of the business across the region. 

Prior to Workday, Hope spent three years at Pitney Bowes Software as vice president and managing director of Asia-Pacific. Before that, he was the general manager & regional marketing director at Infor Global Solutions for Asia-Pacific South.

According to ForgeRock, Hope’s appointment signifies ForgeRock’s growing investment in Asia-Pacific and underscores its aim to serve as the digital identity partner of choice for large enterprise organisations in the region. ForgeRock helps people safely and simply access the connected world with a modern identity platform for consumers, workforce and things.

ForgeRock’s new Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) was up 200% in 2019 in the region. ForgeRock added many new customers across major verticals as Digital Transformation, Virtual Banking and Consumer Data Right initiatives gained momentum. Hope will play an instrumental role in expanding ForgeRock’s presence across Asia-Pacific, focusing on business development, channel expansion and growing the regional team.

“I am excited and honored to join Pete and the team. ForgeRock has an exciting customer base, and is uniquely positioned to serve the digital identity needs of the enterprise with its comprehensive platform that is cloud-ready, and its commitment to customer success is second to none,” says Hope.

Late last year ForgeRock announced that it was the first identity management vendor to join Google Cloud's Partner Advantage Program at the Premier level.

“We are delighted to welcome ForgeRock as a Google Cloud Premier Partner. This builds on our extensive prior collaboration delivering Identity and Access Management solutions to our joint customers and building on Google Cloud. We look forward to growing our partnership with ForgeRock even further on behalf of customers,” commented Google Cloud’s director of partnerships Manvinder Singh at the time.

ForgeRock delivers its Identity Cloud, built on GCP, which includes the industry’s first Identity Platform-as-a-Service (IDPaaS) as well as ForgeRock Identity Cloud Express - a SaaS, developer-focused solution for embedding modern identity capabilities into apps.