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Axiomatics Bolsters Leadership Team with Standards-based Authorization

Co-author of and contributor to multiple identity standards joins as Chief Technology Officer to advance company's technology and architecture vision.

CHICAGO, IL – Axiomatics, the leader in delivering next-generation authorization, today announced the expansion of its executive team through the appointment of David Brossard as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Mr. Brossard will drive the technology vision and strategy for Axiomatics based on both identity and access management (IAM) market trends as well as customer feedback. He will also lead the company’s strategy for standards and technology integrations in both the IAM and broader cybersecurity industries.

“It has been exciting to watch the pace of growth in the authorization market in the last few years. It’s clear there are a lot of opportunities to find innovative ways to help enterprises address access control challenges and implement more modern strategies, including Zero Trust,” said Mr. Brossard. “I am excited to join the Axiomatics team and deliver on the tremendous promise in this market.”

Drawing on his experience leading the design and development of Salesforce’s identity offering including customer identity and access management (CIAM), Mr. Brossard will also play a critical role in working closely with the developer community to ensure their perspective is addressed around topics including policy-as-code.

With the addition of Mr. Brossard, Pablo Giambiagi will lead the company’s innovation research and move to the role of Chief Scientist. With a passion for leading technology breakthroughs, Mr. Giambiagi will focus on delivering a product architecture that meets authorization and access control requirements organizations face both today and in the future.

“Policies related to access control and risk can no longer be confined to security teams and require support from development and business teams,” said Jim Barkdoll, president and CEO, Axiomatics. “David has been driving standardization efforts around the developer experience on fine-grained, attribute-based access control for several years and understands today’s Zero Trust challenges better than anyone in the industry. He is a huge asset to Axiomatics as well as our clients and prospects and we are thrilled to have him on board.”

As a founding member of IDPro and a co-author of the OASIS XACML standard, Mr. Brossard is an expert on standards-based authorization as part of an overall IAM implementation. He has published several papers and contributed to several books on API security, identity, and attribute-based access control (ABAC). Mr. Brossard is also a contributor to several identity standards including OAuth and XACML where he drove standardization efforts for developers on ABAC. In his most recent role at Salesforce, he oversaw .

David holds two certificates from the Berkeley Haas School of Business in Product Management and Digital Transformation, as well as an M.Eng from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon. He is a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect and a Certified Security Testing Professional.

David Brossard

About Axiomatics

Axiomatics is the originator and leading provider of runtime, fine-grained authorization delivered with attribute-based access control (ABAC) for applications, data, APIs, and microservices. The company’s Orchestrated Authorization strategy enables enterprises to effectively and efficiently connect Axiomatics’ award-winning authorization platform to critical security implementations, such as Zero Trust or identity-first security. The world’s largest enterprises and government agencies continually depend on Axiomatics’ award-winning authorization platform to share sensitive, valuable, and regulated digital assets – but only to authorized users and in the right context. Please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube to learn more.

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