Phil Windley Chairman
Phil Windley is an Enterprise Architect in the Office of the CIO at Brigham Young University. He is also the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Kynetx, the company behind the open-source connected-car product, Fuse. A passionate tech educator, he is the co-founder and organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop, serves as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at BYU, writes the popular Technometria blog, and is the author of the books The Live Web published by Course Technology in 2011 and Digital Identitypublished by OReilly Media in 2005.
Phil spent two years as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Utah in 2001-2002, serving on Governor Mike Leavitts Cabinet and as a member of his Senior Staff. Before entering public service, Phil was Vice President for Product Development and Operations at Excite@Home. He was the Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of iMALL, Inc. an early creator of ecommerce tools. Phil serves on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for several high-tech companies. Phil received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Univ. of California, Davis in 1990.
Drummond Reed Secretary
Drummond has been 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 Treasurer
Les is 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 Neustars 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 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.
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.
Mr. Aizenman has worked extensively on Information and Communication Technologies for human development, including the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank Development Gateway, Lincos , 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.
Doc Searls is a journalist, columnist, and a widely read blogger. He is the author of The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012), and co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual (Basic Books, 2000, 2010). He is also Senior Editor of Linux Journal, a fellow at the Center for Information Technology & Society at UC Santa Barbara, and founder and director of ProjectVRM at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University since 2006 and a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU from 2011 to 2014.
It is in his work at Emmett Global that Kenneth, along with his partner Lionel Wolberger, built an organization and set of solutions that truly embody Privacy by Design and the principles of the Respect Trust Framework, where Emmett is a founding partner.
Emmett, the Hebrew word for truth, seeks sensible, simple solutions to todays complex personal data problems. With privacy baked in from the start, Emmetts products such as the Web Pal and Personal Cloud Provisioning, define a middle path between personal sovereignity preservation and social sharing of data for the collective good. Emmetts compelling vision of personal data with CANDOR an acronym for Consent, Attribution, Notification, Dignity and Ongoing Remuneration along with its unique focus on Not For Profit groups such as Customer Commons, enables people and organizations to move forward towards more private, dignified solutions that celebrate our humanity while valuing our varying perspectives on private and social life.
Kenneth was previously founder and president of The Gottfrieds Group, a New York based logistics and distribution company consisting of two divisions: Gottfrieds NYC, a full service messenger and trucking company serving the NYC tristate area, and Gottfrieds Magazines, a full service newspaper and magazine subscription service. His earlier successful ventures vary from catering services to automobile dealerships. Kenneth studied at Baruch College of the City University of New York. He is a leader who builds profitable services delivered in a sustainable, human, high integrity way by people that care.
Lionel Wolberger is architect of Emmett Global, a founding partner of Respect Network, and a multidisciplinary scholar, engineer, and musician who has published on digital security, computer-based visualizations, and the role of music in rational discourse. An expert in information systems security, he worked for many years on video technology integration and testing, leading delivery teams that enabled systems for American companies such as Cox, MTV, News America Marketing; European companies such as QVC, Get, Voo; and many other enterprises in India, China and elsewhere. He is also an award-winning educator, composer, musicologist, consultant on web technologies, and founder of web-based communities such as the Tensegrity Wiki.
It is in his work as architect of Emmett Global that Lionel, along with his partner Kenneth Lefkowitz, built an organization and a set of solutions that truly embody the Privacy by Design approach. Emmett, the Hebrew word for truth, seeks sensible, simple solutions to todays complex personal data problems. With privacy baked in from the start, Emmetts products such as the Web Pal and Personal Cloud Provisioning, define a middle path between personal sovereignity preservation and social sharing of data for the collective good. Emmetts compelling vision of personal data with CANDOR-an acronym for Consent, Attribution, Notification, Dignity and Ongoing Remuneration-along with its unique focus on Not For Profit groups such as Customer Commons, enables people and organizations to move forward towards more private, dignified solutions that celebrate our humanity while valuing our varying perspectives on private and social life.
Lionel earned a doctorate from Wesleyan University and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University. With a passion for innovation and an ability to make the complex simple, Lionels unique vision is informed by his accomplishments in music, science, and technology, and he harnesses this vision in the service of powerful innovative insights that create products, motivate teams, and achieve the unexpected.
In memoriam: Dr. Bill Washburn
Bill 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.
Counsel: W. Scott Blackmer
Scott 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.