Nat Sakimura

Nat Sakimura Senior Researcher

Nomura Research Institute

Nat Sakimura is the research lead on Digital Identity at Nomura Research Institute (NRI). He has been working on digital identity and privacy for the past decade. His main theme cosinstently has been to empower the people with the digital identity so that they can live happily and peacefully in the cyber space transacting and connecting whenever and wherever they want. To that end, he has been active in standardization sapces such as OASIS Open, OpenID Foundation, Kantara Initiative, and more recently in the ISO. He has also been active in public policy space that he has been serving in various committees in the Japanese government including the technical working group around Japanese National ID system. He is a contributor to IETF OAuth 2.0 spec, JSON Web Encryption and is a co-author of OpenID Connect specifications and JSON Web Signature. He has been serving as the chairman of the OpenID Foundation and at-large board member of OIX since 2011.

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