Founder and Executive Director of the OpenWallet Foundation
Daniel Goldscheider is founder and Executive Director of the OpenWallet Foundation. Before that he was CEO of yes.com, an open banking scheme, and co-founded Mediaguide with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers as well as Aureus Private Equity.
He is a Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of Valamar Riviera d.d., Croatia’s largest tourism company and served on the board of Identity Trust Management AG and the Global Footprint Network.
Dr.-Ing. Torsten Lodderstedt is an independent Identity Architect with more than 15 years experience in developing and running large scale consumer identity services. During that time, he led the consumer identity team at Deutsche Telekom and afterwards was CTO & CPO of yes.com, an open banking scheme. Before that, he helped organizations in public, banking, and railway communication domains to implement highly-scalable and secure services.
Torsten is an open standards enthusiast and has contributed to a wide range of broadly adopted identity standards like OAuth and OpenID Connect as well as standards for remote electronic signing (Cloud Signature Consortium) and Open Banking. His current focus is on Decentralized Identity and Verifiable Credentials. For example, he is co-author of OpenID for Verifiable Credentials and supports the European Union’s work on the eIDAS Architecture and Reference Framework.
Torsten holds a Diploma and a PhD in computer science from Dresden University of Technology and Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, respectively.
Government Advisory Council Secretariat - Senior Advisor
Ruth’s experience over the last 17 years focuses on Internet Governance Policy (Internet Number Resources & Domain Names), Digital Identity Management, Standardization and Certification, Innovation Research & Development on Trust, Privacy, and Cybersecurity. She is skilled in Government Engagement, International Relations, Stakeholder Management, Leading Strategic Projects, and Executive Program Management.
She loves being part of the communities contributing to Internet development, promoting an open, safe, stable, human-centric Internet, and helping drive trust.
As Senior Advisor of the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee Secretariat, she helped advance the members on DNS public policy in light of the new gTLDs.
She led multistakeholder cooperation mechanisms with the governments and main Latin America and Caribbean stakeholders towards Internet development, contributing to a smooth transition to IPv6 (LACNIC and LACTLD). She also helped the Chilean Top Level Domain to implement the Registry/Registrar model. She worked at the United States Department of Homeland & Security and European Union Innovation Programs on Cybersecurity, Trust, and Privacy.
She has been helping communities in various jurisdictions to embrace trust and compliance with identity verification and privacy standards for the US NIST 800-63 (Kantara Initiative Inc.), UK Digital Identity & Attributes Trust Framework (Kantara Initiative Ltd), and Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (DIACC).
Ry Jones is a senior community architect at the Hyperledger Foundation, an open source collaborative effort to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies¹². He has been involved in open source projects for over a decade, contributing to various initiatives such as Minifabric, a tool to set up and manage Hyperledger Fabric networks³. He is passionate about building and supporting open source communities, and sharing his knowledge and experience with others.
Source: Conversation with Bing, 8/6/2023
(1) Blog – Hyperledger Foundation. https://www.hyperledger.org/news/blog.
(2) Hyperledger – Hyperledger – Hyperledger Foundation. https://wiki.hyperledger.org/.
(3) GitHub – hyperledger-labs/minifabric: Do fabric network the right and …. https://github.com/hyperledger-labs/minifabric.
Hart has extensive experience in blockchain and cryptography, and previously worked in blockchain and cryptography research at Fujitsu Research where he helped lead Fujitsu’s efforts in Hyperledger. Prior to Fujitsu, Hart received a Ph.D. in cryptography at Stanford under Dan Boneh, where he was a Stanford Graduate Fellow. Hart has numerous academic publications and patents in cryptography and blockchain and brings a wealth of experience in these areas to the OpenWallet Foundation.
Sr. Program Manager
With nearly two decades of experience in technology ecosystems, Jenn’s career journey has spanned from interoperability standards, including wireless networking protocols and IoT, to her current role at the Linux Foundation since 2021 where she supports open source innovation.
In her role as a Senior Program Manager, Jenn has proven to be a valuable contributor to the operational execution within various organizations, including the OpenWallet Foundation, RISE, and previously the Open Source Security Foundation. Recognized for her operational acumen and sharp business judgment, she has succeeded in building trust and establishing productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and the broader technical community.
Jenn’s academic credentials include a Graduate Certificate in Business Management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a BA in Communications from the University of California, Davis. Until 2015, she held a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP)® designation from the Convention Industry Council, showcasing her broad and adaptable skill set. As Jenn’s focus has shifted towards operational leadership roles, her commitment to professional growth remains a key characteristic of her evolving career in the technology sector.