Don is also the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, a standards development organization. The foundation’s membership includes leaders from across industry sectors and governments that collaborate on the development, adoption and deployment of open identity standards. Don blogs at donthibeau.com
With more than 2 decades of experience in program and project management, business analysis, business development, and thought leadership for global software initiatives Peter Graham, in January of 2015, Co-founded PSG Solutions; a full-service delivery and software development consultancy specializing in the mobile and identity spaces. Prior to PSG, Mr. Graham was the Senior Identity Strategist within the Innovation Incubator of Verizon Enterprise Solutions (VES), working to enable the global identity ecosystem through the pragmatic adoption of rapidly evolving identity trends and principles. In this capacity, he was responsible for business development, industry alignment, and strategy for the Verizon Universal Identity program. Mr. Graham has authored numerous identity-centric patent submissions and has been a regular speaker on the topic of identity at conferences around the world to include the White House, the UN, and the Tokyo Science center among others. Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, at San Diego.
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.
Sarah Munro is Business Lead for Identity as a Service at Barclays, leading the team to become the first bank to be an identity provider as part of GOV.UK Verify and now developing future use cases for use internally and within the Public and Private Sector. Prior to joining Barclays, Sarah held a range of senior product marketing roles, most latterly as Director of International Marketing at Royal Mail.
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’s current work encompasses technology standards engagements that play a strategic role in enterprise products, cloud services, operations management, consumer services, social networking, and mobile applications. Supporting both browser-based and native applications is vital, as are client-to-server and server-to-server interaction patterns. Also at the forefront are the REST/JSON standards engagements which include OpenID, OAuth, Simple Web Discovery (SWD), and JSON Web Tokens (JWTs). Policy engagements are also a vital part of Anthony’s job as interactions are not just about protocols and do not occur in a policy vacuum; they are informed by business needs, public policies, and privacy expectations around the globe and thus have may engagements in the policy space throughout the world. Anthony’s past experience includes 27 years at IBM, participation in many standards organizations (OASIS, IEEE, IETF, Open Group, W3C, ITU, ISO) aligning security strategy with standards. Anthony has co-authored many of the web services specifications, written 3 books around the scope of Java Security and 1 book on Web Services, as well as published many papers for various conferences. Anthony participated in designing, authoring, and developing various Java security standards such as, Java Authentications and Authorizations Services (JAAS), Java Crypto Extensions (JCE), Java Authorization Contract for Containers (JACC), JSR104 Java XML Signature Standard, JSR106 Java XML Encryption Standard. Anthony has also worked on the security for the following operating systems, MVS, AS400, VM/SP and OS/2. Anthony was responsible for delivering the OS/2 Security sub system drivers. He has spent many years working with various parts of the US government (on security) and spent 3+ years in Germany on assignment working on a special operating system for Atomic power plant and also spent 1 year on loan to the National Computer Security Center (NCSC) working on Orange Book evaluations for IBM operating systems.
Paresh has been Finance Director for Timpson for over 10 years. He previously worked as Group and UK Finance Director for UCI Cinemas and prior to that with Asda and Woolworths having qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC.
As Finance Director and Main Board Member, Paresh has worked closely with owner and Chairman, John Timpson and CEO James Timpson to help the business grow to becoming the UK’s leading retail service provider with over 1400 stores and turnover exceeding £200m. As well as the Timpson shoe repair, key cutting, watch repair and dry cleaning chain the Group are market leaders in photo retail under the Max Spielmann, Snappy Snaps and Tesco Photo brands.
Chris Ferguson is one of the original senior management team that built the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS). Chris is the head of digital profession across the UK Government and leads the Digital Group in GDS. His portfolio includes the single government domain GOV.UK, the UK’s digital identity assurance programme (GOV.UK Verify), the Government-as-a-Platform delivery team and the UK Governments’ service design unit.
Chris has worked for several of the UK Government’s core departments and on detached duty for the United Nations. Prior to his involvement with digital transformation of public services, Chris’s career mainly focused on diplomacy and security in the UK and overseas.
Eric Sachs has worked in the areas of user identity and security for hosted Web applications since 1992. Since joining Google in 2003, 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. Eric previously worked 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. Eric is now involved with industry efforts to increase adoption of Internet Identity standards including OAuth and OpenID as well as to evolve them. Before Google, Eric was CTO and co-founder of Interliant, which provided hosted corporate email services. While at Interliant, Eric led co-development projects with both IBM and Microsoft to build platforms for hosting consumer and enterprise Web applications. Eric graduated with a B.A. in computer science in 1993 from Rice University.
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.