HID's Hebert joins Quantum board

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Command-and-control software manufacturer Quantum Secure announced in July the addition of HID Global chief executive officer Denis Hebert to its Strategic Advisory Board. He joins the likes of Ash Brooks, vice president, IT Infrastructure and Operations, at Arrow Electronics; Ed Chandler, CPP, chairman of Security By Design; and Daniel Diermeier, IBM Distinguished Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice and a Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and of Political Science at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University.
"Quantum Secure is a very young, dynamic company," said chief executive officer and president Ajay Jain, who founded the company in 2004 after launching a number of start-ups in the IT field. "For our advisory board, we're looking for people we feel are visionary in their own domains, who are transforming their own companies from the older to the newer, from analog to digital, from non-IP to IP. We feel that the advisory board members will be our lighthouse out there, helping us to transform this convergence space, where there's a lot of confusion, specifically in logical and physical security."
"We are a company that's in the midst of a change," agreed Hebert. "Convergence has been talked about for 15 years. I remember selling contact smart cards in the 1980s and feeling like a freak for talking about using the cards for a number of different things, but that never really occurred until the last couple of years." He said the idea of treating access control as just another policy-based capability fits into the core visions of both HID and Quantum Secure.