Director, IPSO Alliance
Hannes Tschofenig is employed by ARM Limited, a company known for its widely-used low-power microprocessors found in tablets, mobile phones, and embedded devices. Prior employers include the European Data Protection Supervisor, Nokia Siemens Networks and Siemens. His work is focused on developing global standards to make the Internet work better. He has been active in one of the leading Internet standards developing organizations, the IETF, for the past 15 years and contributed to more than 60 RFCs on security, and privacy. Hannes co-chaired various IETF groups, including the “Web Authorization Protocol” (OAuth) group and the “Authentication and Authorization for Constrained Environments (ACE)” group. OAuth is a protocol to enable secure and privacy-friendly data sharing on the Web/Internet. ACE develops an authentication and authorization protocol for Internet of Things. From 2010 to 2014 Hannes was a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), a committee of the IETF.