Phil Windley

Sovrin Foundation
Chair
Phil Windley - Sovrin

Phillip J. Windley, Ph.D. is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Sovrin Foundation, an open-source global public utility for self-sovereign identity offering identity holders a peer-to-peer relationship with credential issuers and verifying entities. An expert with more than three decades of experience in decentralized digital identity, IoT and event-driven systems, Phil is a sought-after speaker, the author of the Technometria blog as well as The Live Web and Digital Identity books. He is also the organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop, holding meetings twice every year since 2005. As the founder and CTO of Kynetx, the company behind the open-source connected-car product Fuse, Phil’s earlier tenures also include roles as the former CIO for the State of Utah, VP for Product Development and Operations at Excite@Home. Phil was also the Founder/CTO of iMall, Incm, which successfully sold for in 2001. He also served as an Engineering Duty Officer in the U.S. Navy including five years on active duty and nine years as a drilling reservist and served as a nuclear metallurgist and member of technical staff at the Division of Naval Reactors in Washington, D.C.In addition to leading Sovrin’s Board of Trustees, Windley directs technology strategy as an Enterprise Architect in the Office of the CIO and teaches Computer Science at Brigham Young University where he is responsible for developing university technology strategies and leading efforts to achieve them. Windley received his Ph.D. and Masters of Science in Computer Science from University of California Davis and holds a Bachelors of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Idaho.