Leadership


Board of Directors

Community Board Members

  • Nat Sakimura (Nomura Research Institute), Chairman

    Nat Sakimura is the research lead on Digital Identity at Nomura Research Institute (NRI). Bringing Power to control his identity in the Cyber Space back to the People is what he aims at. He was a co-outher of OpenID Provider Authentication Policy Extension (PAPE) specification, the OpenID Connect Core and Artifact Binding specification, JSON Web Token (JWT) specification, XRD specification, and the co-chair of the OASIS Open Reputation Management Systems TC. He has been the elected member of the OpenID Foundation board since 2008 as well as the founding board member of the Kantara Initiative. He has served in various Japanese government committees and is currently a member of the (Identity) Information Coordination Platform Technical Working Group in the Cabinet Secretariat which deals with the forthcoming Citizen Identity system. Nat holds a M.SA degree in Economics from University of Western Ontario, and a B.A. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University, Japan. His interests include digital identity, privacy, distributed systems, music, and poetry.

  • John Bradley (Ping Identity), Treasurer

    Mr. Bradley is an Identity Management subject matter expert and IT professional with a diverse background. Mr. Bradley has over 15 years experience in the information technology and identity management field. Mr. Bradley advises Government Agencies and commercial organizations on the policy and technical requirements of Identity Management, Federated Identity, PKI and smart card solutions. Mr. Bradley communicates effectively with clients, vendors, staff and standards organizations to brief them on complex state-of-the-art identity management concepts, best practices, and technical requirements. He is also Chair of the Federation Interoperability WG at Kantara. He is treasurer of the openID Foundation, on the advisory board for OIX, and an active contributor to SAML and other OASIS specifications at OASIS. . Mr. Bradley is one of the leaders of OSIS, and the Kantara Interoperability Review Board, forums that vendors use for industry interoperability testing, and thus has an in-depth understanding not only of the factors that contribute to success, but of upcoming trends that affect whether strategic planning will ensure optimal effectiveness for future operability. Recently John has been co-authoring the ICAM protocol profiles at Protiviti Government Services on behalf of GSA, and continues to support the FICAM interoperability Lab. Current projects include co-authoring the next version of the openID specification and related standards.

  • Mike Jones (Microsoft), Secretary

    Michael B. Jones is a Standards Architect at Microsoft. He is working to make people’s online interactions seamless, secure, and more valuable. He was an author and editor of the OpenID Provider Authentication Policy Extension (PAPE) specification, is the editor of the OAuth 2.0 Bearer Token specification, is an editor for the OASIS Identity Metasystem Interoperability TC, is co-author of the emerging JSON Web Token (JWT) specification, which will be used by the OpenID Artifact Binding specification, and is an active member of the OpenID Artifact Binding working group. He represented Microsoft on the boards of the OpenID Foundation and the Information Card Foundation in 2008 and 2009 and served both boards in an advisory capacity in 2010. He served on the USENIX board from 2000-2008, including as board president from 2004-2008. He was a researcher at Microsoft Research from 1992 to 2005 and earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992. His interests include digital identity, privacy-protecting systems, distributed systems, networking, operating systems, musical performance, outdoor activities, and his fellow human beings.

  • George Fletcher (AOL)

    George Fletcher’s identity “credentials” include work on OpenID Connect, OpenID 2, OAuth, OAuth2, User Managed Access (Kantara Initiative) as well as contributions to the Security Services (SAML) and XRI OASIS TCs. Previously, George also worked on the Liberty Alliance Identity Web Service Framework. In addition to his identity work, George Fletcher has 20+ years of software development and architecture experience covering a wide variety of disciplines including artificial intelligence, “real-time” media processing, graphical information systems, consumer electronic devices and large scale Internet deployments. George Fletcher is currently Chief Architect for Consumer Identity Services at AOL Inc.

Corporate Board Members

  • Symantec — Paul Agbabian

    Paul Agbabian is a Symantec Fellow and CTO for Symantec’s consumer business unit. He has been deeply involved with the Norton product line and its underlying core security technologies, as well as the eCommerce, business intelligence, and software as a service development efforts. He has been with Symantec for over 15 years and over that time designed and worked on products in enterprise endpoint security, security management and compliance, and core security technology divisions of the company. He has represented Symantec in industry organizations such as the OpenGroup, Distributed Management Task Force where he was Board Member and chair of the User and Security working groups, and customer-industry councils. He has numerous inventions and patents in his fields of expertise. Before joining Symantec, Paul was president of a private corporation developing software products for measurement and analysis of stochastic data, catering to government agencies and global aerospace and technology firms. Paul has a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech, and a B.Sc from UCLA.

  • Google — Eric Sachs, Vice-Chair

    Eric Sachs, Vice ChairmanEric Sachs has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of user identity and security for hosted Web applications. During his five-plus years at Google, he has worked as a Product Manager for many services, including the Google Account login system, Google Apps for Your Domain, orkut.com social network, Google Health, Google Security, and Internal Systems. Currently Mr. Sachs works with Google’s CIO on an effort to move Google’s internal systems to cloud-based technologies by leveraging the same developer tools that Google makes available publicly. As part of that work, he is involved with the development of industry standards for data interoperability, including OAuth, OpenID, and OpenSocial. Before Google, Mr. Sachs was CTO and co-founder of Interliant, which provided hosted corporate email services. While at Interliant, Mr. Sachs led co-development projects with both IBM and Microsoft to build platforms for hosting consumer and enterprise Web applications. Mr. Sachs graduated with a B.A. in computer science in 1993 from Rice University.

  • Microsoft – Anthony Nadalin

    Anthony is a partner architect at Microsoft working in the Government Engagement Team leading the Standards and Public Policy practice. Anthony spent 27 years with IBM where he was the Chief Security Architect responsible for the security strategy for software group products. Anthony participates in many standards organizations (OASIS, IEEE, W3C, ITU, ISO) aligning security strategy with standards.

  • PayPal — Farhang Kassaei

    Farhang has 15+ years of experience in building distributed and secure systems. He currently serves as chief architect of eBay’s Managed Marketplaces and X.Commerce Identity Services, in his role he is responsible for marketplaces identity services, security and fraud prevention engineering. Prior to this role he was the lead architect for eBay’s application and third party platforms. For the past 7 years he has architected and delivered solutions to address platform security, identity, open integration, entity resolution, risk management and fraud detection and prevention. Before joining eBay, he cofounded SiteRep, which provided hosted customer support. He also led engineering and product teams at successful startups. Farhang has M.Sc in computer science and MBA from UC Berkeley.

  • Verizon — Peter Tippett

    Peter Tippett is vice president and chief medical officer for Verizon Connected Health, the company’s practice group that is helping enable the rapidly evolving health care ecosystem through the pragmatic adoption of health information technology. In this capacity, he is responsible for creating Verizon’s health care strategy and developing a portfolio of solutions to help transform the delivery of patient care, better manage costs, enhance access to medical services and provide health data privacy. Tippett also leads the Verizon Innovation Incubator, a group which helps Verizon bring to market new innovative services and technologies. Previously, Tippett served as vice president of security and industry solutions for Verizon’s global enterprise unit, where he led a team of industry experts developing solutions for the energy and utilities, financial services, health care, and retail vertical markets, as well as the company’s portfolio of security services. Tippett joined Verizon in 2007 following its acquisition of managed security services leader Cybertrust. Before Cybertrust, Tippett was the chief executive officer of NCSA, then ICSA Labs, and was chairman of TruSecure, the largest private U.S. security services company. In the early 1990s, he directed the enterprise and security products group at Symantec. Prior to that, he worked in software development and is widely credited with creating the first commercial anti-virus product that later became Norton AntiVirus. Tippett served on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee from 2003-2005, helping guide U.S. efforts in health care IT, information security and computational sciences research. Tippett, a physician who is board certified in internal medicine, holds a doctorate in biochemistry and an M.D., both from Case Western Reserve University, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kalamazoo College.

  • Deutsche Telekom — Torsten Lodderstedt

    Dr.-Ing. Torsten Lodderstedt has been working in the identity management space at Deutsche Telekom for the last seven years. In his current position as a Senior Product Owner Identity Management, he leads the development of services enabling login into retail and business digital products. He is also an identity management evangelist within Deutsche Telekom and regularly contributes Deutsche Telekom’s experiences and perspective as a subject-matter expert at standardization bodies and cross-operator initiatives. He is a contributor to the OAuth 2.0 und OpenID Connect specifications and author of the OAuth 2.0 threat model and security considerations. In his previous positions as consultant and IT architect, he helped customers in several domains (public, banking, railway communication, telecommunication) since 1996 to implement highly scalable and secure applications. Torsten Lodderstedt received his Ph.D in computer science from Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg. His main areas of expertise include identity management, IT security, software engineering tools and methods as well as software architectures.

  • Yahoo – Dylan Casey

  • Ping Identity – Pam Dingle

    Pamela is a Senior Technical Architect at Ping Identity . Pamela blogs at http://eternallyoptimistic.com and tweets at http://twitter.com/pamelarosiedee. In her spare time Pamela sometimes writes PHP code for Joomla and Drupal sites at http://pamelaproject.com, or plays photographer in either San Francisco or Calgary.

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