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Michael B. Jones is on a quest to build the Internet’s missing identity layer. He is an editor of the OpenID Connect specifications, IETF OAuth specifications, including JSON Web Token (JWT) and DPoP, the IETF JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE) specifications, FIDO 2.0, and W3C Web Authentication. Michael has been recognized as Distinguished Engineer by OpenID Foundation for creating simple, secure, ubiquitous, interoperable digital identity solutions since 2005. As a long-time member of the OpenID Board of Directors, he architected the award-winning and globally adopted OpenID Certification program. He chairs the IETF COSE working group. Michael’s Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University led to a lifelong career in digital identity, computer security, privacy, and networking. He is passionate about mentoring the next generation of identity leaders. He blogs at https://self-issued.info/ and tweets at @selfissued.