Board of Directors


Jeffrey Broberg

CA Technologies
Advisor, Security Solutions, Product Management

Jeffrey Broberg is an Advisor and Senior Architect within CA Technologies, Security Customer Solution Group. He is also a member of the Council for Technical Excellence (CTE). Jeff received his BS of Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Jeff is currently leading the creation of security solutions that enhance Identity and Access Management to incorporate evolving trends regarding trusted identities, IT Consumerization, mobility, Cloud IAM services, and information centric data protection. He is also is responsible for the harmonization of the business units solutions as well as looking at trends and opportunities within 18 - 36 month timeframe. He sits on the fence between product management and engineering and participates in many industry standards activities. Jeff has over 25 years’ experience, and has held various senior positions at Novell, IBM, SilverStream, etc. He founded eObject which developed a java based Rules Engine which was acquired by SilverStream in 2000.


Pat Mangiacotti

Senior Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Technology and Analytical Services Group

Pat Mangiacotti is Senior Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for Equifax’s Technology and Analytical Services Group. In this position, she manages the development and execution of strategic partnerships focusing on identity and fraud solutions. Before joining Equifax, Ms. Mangiacotti served in numerous leadership roles at prominent data technology and internet media companies such as EMC, Lycos and General Information Services. She was a co-founder of Trufina and an active member of ICF. Ms. Mangiacotti earned a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Daniel Elvester

Senior Director, Business Development Experian Decision Analytics

Dan Elvester is the Senior Director of Business Development for Experian’s Decision Analytics business unit. In this role, he is responsible for development and execution of strategic partnerships, aligning business objectives in fraud detection and prevention, operational efficiency and compliance with new and existing products and markets. Dan has been with Experian for five years.Since joining Experian, Dan has secured strategic partnerships with a variety of companies including Early Warning Services for DDA data sources, TargusInfo® for additional phone verification, Accertify for call center support, several biometrics organizations and more. Dan’s previous experience includes three years with LexisNexis where he developed and executed a partner reseller program, and three years with HNC, focused on eCommerce. Mr. Elvester holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from California State University Northridge.


Eric Sachs

Senior Product Manager

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, 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.


Dennis Becker

LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Vice President, Emerging Markets

Dennis Becker joined LexisNexis in 2007 as vice president for emerging markets, which includes responsibility for business strategy, market offerings and professional services for solutions ranging from identity verification to dynamic knowledge-based and biometric authentication for use in private and public sector applications and in developing identity trust frameworks. Additionally, Dennis is responsible for LexisNexis’ eCommerce, Payments, Retail, Communications, Utility and Provider Healthcare markets.

Prior to LexisNexis, Dennis launched an organization responsible for international business-to-business solutions at Acxiom and led sales, marketing and client operations for Acxiom’s Communications and Utilities vertical markets. Before that, he was responsible for strategy and new product development at Cendian Chemical Logistics. Prior to joining Cendian, Dennis served as vice president at Equifax, responsible for customer relationship management offerings, credit analytics and consulting services and direct-to-consumer information products. Dennis began his career at BellSouth where he was responsible for product management and commercialization of advanced technology lines of business.

Dennis currently serves on the board of The University of Texas Center for Identity and is a participant in the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) Identity Proofing and Verification (IDPV) project, who’s charter is to create an American National Standard to define minimum standards for proof and verification of personal identity. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from University of Alabama with a degree in Economics.


Anthony Nadalin


Partner Architect, Standards and Policy Lead, Identity Division

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.



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Patrick Harding

Ping Identity
Chief Technology Officer

In the executive role of Chief Technology Officer for Ping Identity, Patrick Harding is responsible for Ping Identity’s product and technology strategy, leading the Office of the CTO and leading Ping Labs.Patrick is also an active leader in the Internet Identity space, which includes being a Board member for the Open Identity Exchange, and heavily involved in other identity initiatives such as the OpenID Foundation, a Founding Board Member for the Information Card Foundation, a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, on many security and identity committees for OASIS. Patrick has been involved in the creation of numerous standards initiatives including SAML 2.0 and SCIM (System for Cross Domain Identity Management). Lastly, Patrick has been a regular speaker at leading industry conferences such as RSA, Digital ID World, SaaS Summit, Gartner Catalyst, Cloud Identity Summit as well as many others.

Previously, Patrick was a vice president and security architect at Fidelity Investments where I was responsible for aligning identity management and security technologies with the strategic goals of the business. As such, Patrick was integrally involved with the implementation of federated identity technologies at Fidelity -- from “napkin" to production. 

Paul Agbabian

Vice President, Fellow, CTO Consumer Division

Paul Agbabian is a Symantec Fellow and CTO for Symantec’s consumer business unit. He has been deeply involved with the Norton product line and its underlying core security technologies, as well as the eCommerce, business intelligence, and software as a service development efforts. He has been with Symantec for over 15 years and over that time designed and worked on products in enterprise endpoint security, security management and compliance, and core security technology divisions of the company. He has represented Symantec in industry organizations such as the OpenGroup, Distributed Management Task Force where he was Board Member and chair of the User and Security working groups, and customer-industry councils. He has numerous inventions and patents in his fields of expertise. Before joining Symantec, Paul was president of a private corporation developing software products for measurement and analysis of stochastic data, catering to government agencies and global aerospace and technology firms. Paul has a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech, and a B.Sc from UCLA.

Chris Ferguson

Cabinet Office, UK Government
Deputy Director

Chris Ferguson has been a British Civil Servant since 2003 and now has responsibility for delivering the United Kingdom's Identity Assurance Programme. Chris has worked for several of the UK Government's core departments (Home Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Cabinet Office) and has also worked on detached duty for the United Nations. To date, Chris's career with Her Majesty's Government has largely been focused on diplomacy, counter terrorism and security both overseas and at home. Chris graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2002 with an M.A. (Hons) in Politics.


Peter Tippett, Ph.D., M.D.

Verizon Business
Vice President Security Solutions and Enterprise Innovation

Peter Tippett is vice president of security solutions and enterprise innovation for Verizon Business, with responsibility for driving the overall strategic direction of Verizon’s industry-leading portfolio of security solutions, including product development and marketing. He also serves as the company’s chief medical officer and is the chief scientist of the product testing and certification organization, ICSA Labs. An information security pioneer, Tippett has led the computer security industry for more than 20 years, initially as a vendor of security products, and over the past 16 years, as a key strategist. He is widely credited with creating the first commercial anti-virus product that later became Norton AntiVirus. Tippett is best known for his creation of enterprise IT metrics, and large risk intelligence and compliance management programs for enterprises.

Tippett served on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (2003-2005) to guide U.S. efforts in health care IT, information security and computational sciences research. InfoWorld recognized Tippett as one of the 25 most influential chief technology officers for 2002. Tippett has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kalamazoo College, and holds a doctor of medicine degree and a doctor of philosophy degree in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University.

Don Thibeau

OIX Founder, Chairman and President

 Don Thibeau is a leading industry expert with a distinguished track record in organizing competitors with diverse agendas in support of greater interoperability and trust in online transactions. Don’s expertise combines an in-depth knowledge of the data, identity and social layers of the Internet and telecommunications channels with an extensive experience in developing consortium-based enterprise and entrepreneurial business models.

Don is Founder, Chairman, and President of The Open Identity Exchange (OIX), a non-profit trade organization that is comprised of leading companies from competing sectors, including the Internet (Google, PayPal, etc.), data aggregation (Equifax, Experian, etc.), and telecommunications (AT&T, Verizon, etc.).

Under Don’s leadership, OIX has become the first U.S. Government-endorsed certification authority and a global center of excellence for the identity trust layer of online transactions. A test bed for business, legal and technical policies in the emerging open identity space, OIX is fueling the expansion of today’s Internet services and the rapid deployment of new online products. Currently, Don is also leading the development of OIXnet, an authoritative registry for online trust aimed growing the open identity marketplace by centralizing, validating, and sharing trusted identity system information. 

Since 2009, Don has served as Executive Director of The OpenID Foundation. The Foundation’s membership represents leaders from key online platforms (e.g. Google), enterprise (e.g. Microsoft), and social media (e.g. Facebook). Don’s visionary leadership continues to drive market adoption of open source Internet identity technology through the Foundation’s groundbreaking initiatives as well as broader and deeper deployments in the emerging open identity space.

He is an elected Delegate to the U.S. National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Identity Ecosystem Steering Group and Co-Chair of the UK Identity Assurance Program Identity Steering Group (IDSG). He is also Co-Chairman of the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods Technical Committee, and a member of the Experian Identity Solutions Advisory Council, among other industry advisory roles. Don is Co-Founder and Investor in TrustID and was a founding member of the London-based Reed Elsevier Venture Fund.

During his career, Don also held senior management positions with Qsent, Lexis-Nexis and TransUnion. A former Presidential appointee, Don has testified before Congress on data privacy and regulatory issues. He is a speaker at industry events and publishes white papers on data privacy, identity technologies, and related regulatory issues.


Nat Sakimura

Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
Research Lead

Nat Sakimura is the research lead on Digital Identity at Nomura Research Institute (NRI). Bringing Power to control his identity in the Cyber Space back to the People is what he aims at. He was a co-outher of OpenID Provider Authentication Policy Extension (PAPE) specification, the OpenID Connect Core and Artifact Binding specification, JSON Web Token (JWT) specification, XRD specification, and the co-chair of the OASIS Open Reputation Management Systems TC. He has been the elected member of the OpenID Foundation board since 2008 as well as the founding board member of the Kantara Initiative. He has served in various Japanese government committees and is currently a member of the (Identity) Information Coordination Platform Technical Working Group in the Cabinet Secretariat which deals with the forthcoming Citizen Identity system. Nat holds a M.SA degree in Economics from University of Western Ontario, and a B.A. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University, Japan. His interests include digital identity, privacy, distributed systems, music, and poetry.


Andre Boysen

Executive Vice President

Andre is responsible for positioning SecureKey’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and promoting demand for the company’s solutions globally. He serves as SecureKey’s digital identity evangelist. Prior to joining SecureKey, Andre co-founded and served as chief technology officer of 724 Solutions Inc. Previously, he served as chief technology officer for Footprint Software and as chief executive officer for the company’s Asia Pacific business. In 1999, he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in recognition of his vision and accomplishments. From 1990 to 1994, he served as chief executive officer of Open Systems Limited. Andre has also served on the boards of 724 Solutions Inc., Dexit Inc., Footprint Software Pty. Ltd., and 305 Management Services. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He currently lectures at Wilfred Laurier’s Schlegel Entrepreneurship Centre.

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