Lisa Ferrari Dunn of Ping Identity Named in CRN’s Women of the Channel in Consecutive Years

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Lisa Ferrari Dunn of Ping Identity Named in CRN’s Women of the Channel in Consecutive Years

Driving Force in Ping’s Growing Channel Business, Relationship with Microsoft and Cloud Identity Summit


Denver — May 16, 2017

Ping Identity today announced that Lisa Ferrari Dunn, director of field and channel marketing, has been named to the prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list from CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. Dunn was also a 2016 honoree.


CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.


“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel's network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”


Dunn: Driving the Key Initiatives for Channel Success

Working with Ping’s sales and business development organizations, the company’s channel business grew by more than 70 percent year-over-year, and added new partners to its PingPartner Network and Technology Alliance Programs. Under Dunn’s leadership, Ping continues to extend its reach and strategic focus on demand generation programs like webinars, field events and sales enablement activities, and expanding its relationships with key partners such as Optiv Security and Microsoft.


Dunn and her team were heavily involved in Ping’s partnership announcement with Microsoft last year, to enable enterprises to connect on-premises web applications to Azure Active Directory via PingAccess. This has driven massive awareness and interest from global enterprise companies.


The Cloud Identity Summit (CIS), hosted by Ping, is an annual industry-wide identity conference. It delivers tremendous impact to our partner community, and the greater IAM industry as many partners sponsor, speak and drive sales acceleration at the event. Dunn and her team are actively involved; in 2016 more than 1,000 attendees and speakers from the Identity communities participated, creating even more excitement for the 2017 event in June in Chicago.


Lisa Ferrari Dunn, said, “It’s an honor to once again be included in this listing of women channel leaders. I humbly share this recognition with my team, as our commitment to being the preferred partner in identity and access management is an everyday goal we embrace. As Ping works to meet customers’ needs, we know our channel and technology partners are a key part of our success.”


The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and is already online at


About the Cloud Identity Summit

Ping will once again host the Cloud Identity Summit, which is has become the premier industry event focused on Identity. CIS 2017 will be held in Chicago from June 19-22, 2017, and will feature keynotes and tracks from industry thought leaders, CIOs, executives and practitioners. Executives from industry leading companies including Optiv, Google, Microsoft and Ping Identity will headline the conference. The theme in 2017 is Intelligent Identity; as connected systems and devices we use for work and personal lives are getting smarter and more pervasive, new business models are emerging at an unprecedented pace and scale. Come join this important conversation.


About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.


About Ping Identity | The Identity Defined Security Company

Ping Identity is the leader in Identity Defined Security for the borderless enterprise, allowing the right people to access the right things, securely and seamlessly. More than half of the Fortune 100, including Boeing, Cisco, Disney, GE, Kraft Foods, TIAA and Walgreens, trust Ping to accelerate their move to the cloud, deliver a rich customer experience and quickly onboard partners as part of their digital transformation. Protecting over 1.3 billion identities from data centers around the globe, Ping allows employees, customers and partners the freedom to access the Cloud and on-premise applications they need with an enterprise IDaaS solution that includes multi-factor authentication, single sign-on and access security. Visit




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