Darren Learmonth

Darren Learmonth
Darren Learmonth
Head of Innovation and Technology Research, HID Global

Darren Learmonth is Head of Innovation and Technology Research at HID Global. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of disruptive innovation, technology research and development, and product security for HID. Prior to this role, Learmonth lead the company’s global engineering, team, where he successfully drove change management, engineering leadership, and product development. Prior to HID Global, he served as CTO at Thales e-Security, the leading provider of hardware security modules and major player in high-speed data cryptography. Learmonth also spent seven years as a Solution Architect, during which time he invented the world-class Ectocryp secure encryption capabilities and products at EADS Defence and Security Networks. Darren holds an honours degree in Microelectronic and Software Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK, which he followed with years of intensive research in Analog VLSI design for testability.