Nat Sakimura

Chairman, Open ID Foundation

A well-known identity and privacy standardization architect at Nomura Research Institute and the Chairman of the Board of the OpenID Foundation. Besides being an author of such widely used standards as JWT (RFC7519), JWS (RFC7515), OAuth PKCE (RFC7636) and OpenID Connect, 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 includes 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 the Personal Data Working Group of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Study Group on the Platform Services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

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