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Dick Hardt
Sxip Identity
http://www.sxip.com

A pioneer in the internet sector and open source software community, Dick Hardt has been active in software development for nearly two decades. His most recent venture, Sxip Identity, provides enterprise identity management solutions for on-demand applications that leverage the power of Identity 2.0. Prior to Sxip, Hardt founded ActiveState in 1997. Under his leadership as CEO, ActiveState became a leader in open source programming languages and anti-spam software and was acquired by UK-based software company, Sophos in 2003.

His first commercial software work started in 1986 at Consumers Software where he ported one of the first LAN email packages, the Network Courier, to Windows 1.03. He later joined Paradigm Development, which did software consulting for firms such as Aldus, Adobe, and Microsoft. In 1993, Hardt connected Paradigm to the Internet and later founded hip Communications, which became one of the larger web development and hosting companies in western Canada. While running hip, Hardt led the port of Perl 5 to the Windows platform, which resulted in an interest in open source software.

As a successful entrepreneur and technology expert, Hardt is very involved in the technology community, speaking at numerous conferences and holding a board position with the Vancouver Enterprise Forum.

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