Board of Trustees

Drummond Reed

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Drummond is President of the XDI.org board and has served as co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee since its founding in 2004. He is also co-founder and CTO of the Respect Network and co-author of the Respect Trust Framework, which was honored with the Privacy Award at the 2011 European Identity Conference. Prior to starting the Respect Network, Drummond was Executive Director of two industry foundations: the Information Card Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange. He has also served as a founding board member of the OpenID Foundation, ISTPA, XDI.org, and Identity Commons. In 2002 he was a recipient of the Digital Identity Pioneer Award from Digital ID World, and in 2013 he was honored as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor.

Les Chasen

Les Chasen, for Neustar, Inc.Les is Secretary and Treasurer of the XDI.org board and has served as the head of engineering for Neustar Registries since March 2001.  During that time he has architected, implemented and supported Neustar‘s TLD registry which operates .BIZ, .US, .CO, .TEL, .TRAVEL, .CN, .TW, and private network domains for the GSMA.  Neustar is the largest outsource provider of domain name registry services.  In addition to TLD registries, he has also been responsible for the implementations for Common Short Codes, AT&T Campaign Manger, Wireless Do Not Call, GSMA Pathfinder (ENUM), WMRS, and ITRS.  He is also actively involved in research work related to identity, privacy and personal data controls.  He is currently developing a system to allow for interoperable, discoverable and portable personal clouds.  He is an active member in the development of XDI standards within the OASIS XDI Technical Committee.

Markus Sabadello

Markus SabadelloMarkusphotosquareMarkus Sabadello is co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee and is founder and lead developer of the XDI2 open source project developing a suite of server and other XDI software.

He has been involved with user-centric identity and personal data for years and has consulted for Azigo, Mydex, Cordance, Neustar, the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and MIT’s Human Dynamics Group.

Markus has always had a special focus on XDI technology and has set up both a free and a commercial I-Broker service. He also runs his own open source project, Project Danube, which contains at its core an XDI-based Personal Data Store and has been used to demonstrate use cases of Vendor Relationship Management as well as of the Federated Social Web. Markus has also written about technology for Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium with a column in Personal Data Journal, and an analyst report on technologies and companies in the personal data space.

He is a longtime participant in Internet Identity Workshop and is interested both in technology itself and in the potential for positive political/social change it engenders.

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Jim Fournier

Jim Fournier reyes2 225x225Jim Fournier has three decades’ experience in sustainable systems design, renewable energy and information technology. He is currently Chairman & President of Planetwork NGO, Inc, a San Francisco based network using information technology to address the pressing issues of our time – ecological, social & economic justice, and true democracy.
In 2000, Planetwork convened the first international conference on global ecology and information technology, and has continued to host major conferences and gatherings since then. Long before anyone had ever heard of social media, Planetwork convened the early conversation around creating an online social network to empower individuals and civil society, and published the ASN White Paper in 2003.

Jim recently exited Biochar Engineering Corp after five years as the leading entrepreneur in biochar – a carbon sequestering soil amendment – one of the only effective ways to remove net carbon from the atmosphere. Biochar increases soil fertility and has great promise for mine-land reclamation, the focus of Biochar Solutions Inc, a profitable spin-off where he serves as Chairman.

He also currently serves on the board of Buckminster Fuller Institute, Channel G Network and Threshold Foundation’s Sustainable Planet Grants Committee.

Jaco Aizenman

Jaco Aizenman has extensively been contributing to the development of the new fundamental right, of having or not, virtual personality. This contribution was acknowledged by the Congressmen promoting the virtual personality Constitutional amendment.

He is the founder and President of 2 ventures related with the virtual personality human right; the Private Property Registry and the Financial Asset Registry.

Mr. Aizenman has worked extensively on Information and Communication Technologies for human development, including the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank Development GatewayLincos , Gilat, and the universalization of the email and website account in Costa Rica. He also was the founder of Nexsys, a Latinamerican software distribution company, and the CEO of a small internet satellite provider.

Dr. Bill Washburn

Bill WashburnBill Washburn served as president and managing director of XNSORG and as an ex officio member of the XNSORG board of directors. He has been a strategist, evangelist, and executive team leader in computing and Internet advancement for nearly 20 years. Dr. Washburn was on the teams that built some of the early prototype networks such the first Stanford University Network, the NSFnet regional network WestNet, and Colorado SuperNet.

He was the first executive director of CIX (the Commercial Internet exchange) and helped convince the U.S. Government to allow commercial use of the Internet. Dr. Washburn subsequently served as Senior VP for Internet Business Development at Mecklermedia where the Internet World tradeshows and publications were created and extended around the world. Bill has served on executive teams and advisory boards for numerous Internet companies over that last ten years and was previously chief policy officer, chief evangelist, and privacy officer at RealNames Corporation. He has a masters degree in ethics and a Ph.D. in policy analysis — both from Stanford University.

W. Scott Blackmer

Blackmer photoScott Blackmer, a Berkeley Law graduate and founding partner of InfoLawGroup LLP (www.infolawgroup.com), has served as legal counsel to XDI.org and its predecessors since 2002.  Formerly a partner in the Washington and Brussels offices of the international law firm now known as WilmerHale, Scott has practiced IT law since 1982 — when dinosaurs roamed the earth and computer screens displayed in black and white.

In addition to representing corporate clients and entrepreneurs in more than 100 countries, Scott has advised industry standards bodies such as the Trusted Computing Group and OpenID Foundation, as well as governmental bodies including the European Commission, the US Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce, the US Social Security Administration, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and the International Monetary Fund.  Scott has served as an arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva since 2002, and he participates in the executive management of the Brussels-based First Law International legal network.  Scott speaks seven languages (from really well to barely), but most often he acts as a translator between the languages of law and technology, business and government.