The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) was formed in June 2007 to help promote, protect and enable the OpenID technologies and community. This entails managing intellectual property, brand marks as well as fostering viral growth and global participation in the proliferation of OpenID. The OIDF does not dictate the technical direction of OpenID; instead it will help enable and protect whatever is created by the community.


Community Board Members


Nat SakimuraNat Sakimura


Nomura Research Institute
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 BradleyJohn Bradley


Ping Identity
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 JonesMike Jones


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 FletcherGeorge Fletcher

Community Representative

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


Torsten LodderstedtDeutsche 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.

Adam DawesGoogle – Adam Dawes

Adam has been a product manager at Google for over six years and currently manages the OAuth authentication and authorization infrastructure. He has worked in computer security for a decade, building email security, identity and policy controls at Postini and later for Google Apps. Previously, Adam led the product development at Autodaq (now Openlane), a B2B ecommerce site for the automotive industry. He holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA in visual arts from Harvard.

Anthony NadalinMicrosoft – 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.

Raj MataPayPal – Raj Mata

Raj is a founding board member of the OpenID foundation and was instrumental in the inception of the OpenID foundation. He has been a leader in Digital Identity for the Web and Mobile apps for the last 10 years. Currently he is the Global Head for Platform Services at PayPal where he leads PayPal’s Identity, Payments and Developer platforms and APIs. Prior to joining PayPal, Raj was VP for Platform Solutions at Yahoo! where he led Yahoo!’s Identity and “Geo” platforms for Yahoo! Local, Maps and location-based services. Raj holds a B.S. In Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from the University of Chicago.

Pam DinglePing Identity – Pam Dingle

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

Roger CasalsSymantec – Roger Casals

Roger Casals is currently Senior Director for Symantec’s enterprise business unit leading Product Management for Identity products. Roger is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry as an entrepreneurial CEO, large company senior executive, serial entrepreneur, board member, advisor and investor. Entrepreneur and CEO of several companies, with 4 successful exits, last one selling PasswordBank to Symantec. Roger is or has been Board Member, Partner, Advisor or Investor at: PasswordBank, PowerData, Lantares, Visual Century, MMiPhone, 3Scale, Blueliv, among others and now honored to represent Symantec as Board Member of the OpenID Foundation. PDG at IESE (Universidad de Navarra).

Debbie Bucci

US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator

Tracy HulverVerizon – Tracy Hulver

Tracy Hulver is director of products for Verizon’s cloud-based identity solutions with responsibility for driving the strategy and delivery of Verizon Universal Identity Services and helping the company manage millions of identities around the globe by helping Verizon customers reduce the risks of identity fraud through better protection of online credentials. Prior to joining Verizon in 2011, Hulver was executive vice president of products and marketing at netForensics, a security intelligence provider, where he oversaw the company’s product strategy and roadmap, as well as all aspects of the company’s global marketing presence. Previously, Hulver served as senior director of product management at Cybertrust, an independent security company acquired by Verizon in 2007. While there, Hulver was responsible for a broad suite of vulnerability, compliance, and risk management products, and saw revenues grow from $20 million to more than $200 million. Hulver began his information security career at McAfee, where he led a team of product and marketing managers in the company’s consumer/small business security division. A well-known industry leader and globally sought-after speaker in the areas of cyber attacks and security intelligence, Hulver was most recently honored as a 2010 Security “Superstar” by CRN. Hulver is a member of the Computer Security Institute, the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the Information Systems Security Association, and the Cloud Security Alliance. In 2002, he served on the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security task force. Hulver holds a bachelor’s of science in business administration with a minor in computer science from Strayer University.

Dylan CaseyYahoo – Dylan Casey

Dylan was reunited with Marissa Mayer at Yahoo in 2013 after working together for 9 years at Google and is currently working on the Identity and Geo platform teams that power access and personalization across all of Yahoo’s products. Before Yahoo! Dylan was the Head of Product at Path where he built and led the product management team to develop and execute Path’s product roadmap. Ultimately, Dylan was responsible for interpreting the founders vision and translating it into meaningful products. Prior to Path, Dylan lead a team of product managers on the Google+ team focused on driving growth, engagement and personalization across Google and YouTube. He also led the design and launch of Google’s Realtime Search Engine, managed Alerts, Trends, and Blogsearch. Before leaving Google, Dylan helped lead a company wide effort to redesign Google’s front end as part of the “Kennedy Project”. In his 20% time he built and launched an Android app called MyTracks which was the #1 fitness and health app for 72 consecutive months and was made an official Google Product in 2011. Dylan is also a former professional cyclist, who rode for The US Postal Service Cycling Team alongside Lance Armstrong. His professional athletic career began in 1989 and ended in 2003. He participated in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and is a 4 time national champion. While attending the University of California at Santa Barbara he earned a degree in Communications and Information Systems. Dylan is still active in the cycling community as a mentor to junior cyclist as well as designing products for Specialized Bicycles.

Members of the community can monitor board discussions and communicate collectively with the board on the board mailing list.


Board of Advisors

Eric SachsEric Sachs

Google, Senior Product Manager
Eric 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.

Peter TippettPeter Tippett, Ph.D., M.D.

Verizon Business, Vice President Security Solutions & Enterprise Innovation
Peter Tippett is vice president of security solutions and enterprise innovation for Verizon Business, with responsibility for driving the overall strategic direction of Verizon’s industry-leading portfolio of security solutions, including product development and marketing. He also serves as the company’s chief medical officer and is the chief scientist of the product testing and certification organization, ICSA Labs. An information security pioneer, Tippett has led the computer security industry for more than 20 years, initially as a vendor of security products, and over the past 16 years, as a key strategist. He is widely credited with creating the first commercial anti-virus product that later became Norton AntiVirus. Tippett is best known for his creation of enterprise IT metrics, and large risk intelligence and compliance management programs for enterprises. Tippett served on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (2003-2005) to guide U.S. efforts in health care IT, information security and computational sciences research. InfoWorld recognized Tippett as one of the 25 most influential chief technology officers for 2002. Tippett has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kalamazoo College, and holds a doctor of medicine degree and a doctor of philosophy degree in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University.


Executive Director 

Don ThibeauDon Thibeau

Don Thibeau is the Executive Director of The OpenID Foundation. Thibeau is also Chairman of the Board of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), a non-profit, technology-agnostic, multi-tenant platform for certification listing services and trust frameworks for identity authentication in global internet and telecommunications applications. OIX was the first US government-authorized certification authority and was founded by companies including Google, PayPal, AT&T, Symantec, Verizon and Equifax. His expertise includes the data, identity and social layers of identity authentication and authorization. He has held senior management positions with Kodak, LexisNexis, Qsent and TransUnion. Thibeau, a former Presidential appointee, has testified before Congress and speaks and writes white papers on data privacy, identity standards and technologies and related regulatory issues. He blogs on these issues at openid.net.


OpenID Counsel

Tom SmedinghoffTom Smedinghoff

Partner in the Privacy & Data Protection practice group in the Chicago office of Locke Lord LLP. His practice focuses on the developing field of information law and electronic business activities, with an emphasis on electronic transactions, identity management, data security, privacy, and corporate information governance issues. Mr. Smedinghoff has been actively involved in developing e-business, e-signature, data security, and information legal policy both in the U.S. and globally. He currently serves as chair of the Identity Management Legal Task Force of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Business Law, and co-chair of its Cyber Security Committee. Previously, he was chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law (1999-2000), chair of the ABA Electronic Commerce Division (1995-2003), and chair of the International Policy Committee (2008-2011). He is also a member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), where he participates in the Working Group on Electronic Commerce and helped to negotiate the international e-commerce treaty titled the “United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts” and the UNCITRAL “Model Law on Electronic Signatures.” He was also the ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Committee to Implement the UN E-Commerce Convention (2008 – 2010), and served as an ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission committee that drafted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. Mr. Smedinghoff is the author of the book titled INFORMATION SECURITY LAW: THE EMERGING STANDARD FOR CORPORATE COMPLIANCE, (IT Governance Publishing, 2008). He is also the editor and primary author of the e-commerce book titled ONLINE LAW: THE LEGAL GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS ON THE INTERNET (Addison Wesley, 1996), as well as numerous articles on electronic transactions, identity, privacy, and data security law issues.