Thanks to all who voted for those who will represent corporate members and the community at large on the OpenID Foundation Board of Directors. John Bradley and Mike Jones have been elected to two year terms and George Fletcher to a one year term.
The returning board members help ensure the leadership, continuity and deep technical expertise that is the lifeblood of the Foundation. Those reelected will join current sustaining board representatives: Pam Dingle of Ping Identity, Raj Mata of PayPal, Tony Nadalin of Microsoft, Roger Casals of Symantec, Tracy Hulver of Verizon, Dylan Casey of Yahoo!, Debbie Bucci of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator and Adam Dawes of Google on the board.
Corporate Members of the OpenID Foundation elect a member to represent them on the OIDF board. All corporate members were eligible to nominate themselves, second the nominations of others, and vote for candidates. I am very pleased to announce the reelection of Torsten Lodderstedt of Deutsche Telekom as the Corporate member representative to the Board of Directors. In addition to his service on the Board, Torsten chairs the Mobile Profile for OpenID Connect WG. Torsten’s leadership in profiling OpenID Connect on the platform of choice, mobile, together with Deb Bucci’s focus on a particularly ‘wicked’ problem space, medical patient records permissioning demonstrates the importance of the work we have set out to do.
I am very pleased to announce a OpenID Foundation corporate member Nomura Research Institute, represented by Nat Sakimura, our long standing board Chairman, has stepped up its membership. Sustaining membership requires a significant financial and resource commitment. I am delighted that NRI’s increased investment and Nat’s global thought leadership continues to inform our work. Nat’s Chairmanship of the OpenID Foundation and liaison with OpenID Foundation Japan helps coordinate working groups with a vibrant community of developers in Asia.
There is a special place in heaven, or at least in the identity ecosystem, for those that lead by example. Please join me in thanking all OpenID Foundation Board members for their leadership.