Chairman & Community Representative
NAT Consulting LLC
Nat Sakimura is a well-known identity and privacy standardization architect and the representative partner of NAT Consulting.
Besides being an author/editor of such widely used standards as OpenID Connect, FAPI, JWT (RFC7519), JWS (RFC7515), OAuth PKCE (RFC7636) ISO/IEC 29184, ISO/IEC 29100 Amd.1, he helps communities to organize themselves to realize the ideas around identity and privacy. As the chairman of the board of the OpenID Foundation, he streamlined the process, bolstered the IPR management, and greatly expanded the breadth of the Foundation spanning over 10 working groups whose members include large internet services, mobile operators, financial institutions, governments, etc. He is also active in public policy space. He has been serving in various committees in the Japanese government including Study Group on the Platform Services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and Study Group on the competition in Digital Market of the Fair Trade Commission of Japan.
Vice Chairman & Corporate Representative
ConnectID (Australia Payments Plus)
Dima Postnikov is an experienced identity professional who led consumer identity architecture for the largest banks in Australia.
Dima is a dedicated contributor to global identity standards and the community with the goal of improving privacy and user experience, solving real-life problems and delivering new identity capabilities. As part of the involvement in the OpenID Foundation, he has contributed to several FAPI working group specifications and is a co-chair of GAIN PoC Community working group. Dima’s special interest areas are digital identity and open banking ecosystems. He has extensive experience in Open Banking architecture and delivery. Dima is Head of Identity Strategy and Architecture at ConnectID (Australia Payments Plus) working on Australian national digital identity infrastructure.
Marie Jordan is a 20-year veteran in the field of digital payments, including expertise in authentication, security, identity, and financial inclusion.
Marie has spent many years working with both public and private sector organizations, connecting with government engagement and public policy teams around the globe and working with institutions representing the payments sector to promote technology advancements for privacy, security, and interoperability. For the past 4 years, Marie has been at Visa and in her current Senior Director role, she manages Visa’s engagement with Standards and Trade Associations, which includes over 100 global, regional, and in-country organizations. She also serves in several Standards and Trade Associations’ working groups advancing the voice of the payments ecosystem. She has authored and/or co-authored many policy documents and responses to governments’ request for comments, such as policy enablers to advance global digital identity, which can be found on the Visa Economic Empowerment Institute website. She has also worked with global organizations, such as the World Bank, World Economic Forum, FATF and others on identity policies and recommendations. She has been featured in spotlight interviews focusing on “Women in Identity”, such as one by the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada to share her passion about inclusion and diversity in the identity space.
Mr. Bradley is an Identity Management subject matter expert and IT professional with a diverse background.
Corporate Board Members
Chicago Advisory Partners
Elcio Calefi is currently CIO in the Open Finance Transformation Initiave in Brazil.
He is an experienced executive in transformation initiatives on the Financial Industry, leading complex projects, M&A initiaves, Data and Open Finance tech strategy for the largest ecosystem in LATAM. Passionate on how technology, innovation and people have potential to solve problems, creating competitive advantages and change lives.
Osamu Oshima is an engineering manager at NRI SecureTechnologies, where he is responsible for the identity solution business.
Vittorio Bertocci is Principal Architect at Okta and host of the Identity, Unlocked podcast.
A veteran of the identity industry, with more than 20 years of hands-on experience, he helped usher the claims based identity era with his work on identity for developers in Microsoft, Auth0 and Okta. Vittorio is a well known speaker, contributor on standard bodies, educator and published author.
Wesley has over 25 years in the software industry and is a 15-year veteran of the identity and security space.
Wesley is currently Vice President of Architecture and Field CTO for Ping Identity. In his role Wesley is responsible for the architectural strategy of Ping’s offerings. Wesley also works with Ping’s field teams and customers to understand the challenges they are facing and to discuss the business value and implications of new technologies.
Wesley is actively involved in both the creation and adoption of new standards to help industry wide interoperability. He is a board member of the OpenID Foundation, and is co-chair of the Financial Data Exchange (FDX) Security working group.
Ben leads Technology Partnerships at Block’s newest Business Unit ‘TBD’.
The mission of TBD is to ‘Make the decentralized financial world accessible – for everyone.’ The team builds their business and technology completely in the open with a strong belief that an open source model will win in a decentralized, permissionless world. Ben is focused on establishing an ecosystem of technology partners that share the vision of a future that returns ownership and control over finances, data, and identity to individuals.
Prior to his role at Block, Ben held global leadership roles in product and strategy teams at SAP and Mercedes-Benz R&D and most recently led Tech Partnerships at a YCombinator Series C startup ‘Shogun’.
Naveen CM has over 18 years of experience in information technology and identity management with a deep understanding of user security.
Naveen is currently an Architect in Yahoon responsible for architectural changes and focused on improving the security and user experience for the users. Naveen previously worked in Hewlett Packard and Robert Bosch.
Non Executive Directors
Michael B. Jones is on a quest to build the Internet’s missing identity layer.
He is an editor of the OpenID Connect specifications, IETF OAuth specifications, including JSON Web Token (JWT) and DPoP, the IETF JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE) specifications, FIDO 2.0, and W3C Web Authentication. Michael has been recognized as Distinguished Engineer by OpenID Foundation for creating simple, secure, ubiquitous, interoperable digital identity solutions since 2005. As a long-time member of the OpenID Board of Directors, he architected the award-winning and globally adopted OpenID Certification program. He chairs the IETF COSE working group. Michael’s Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University led to a lifelong career in digital identity, computer security, privacy, and networking. He is passionate about mentoring the next generation of identity leaders. He blogs at https://self-issued.info/ and tweets at @selfissued.
Don Thibeau serves on the Board of the OpenID Foundation, a non-profit, standards development organization committed to international interoperable technical standards. He was OIDF’s Executive Director for 10 years. As founder of the Open Identity Exchange, he led OIX for 10 years and now serves as its Vice Chair. Open Identity Exchange is a a non profit organization developing scheme rules, trust frameworks and governance for identity systems at scale. Early in his career, Don led business development and strategy at the LexisNexis Group and the Reed Elsevier Venture Fund. As a serial entrepreneur and investor he now advises on venture firms in the internet identity industry.