Board of Directors

Allan Foster

Board Member

Allan Foster is currently VP Global Partner Success. As one of the founders of ForgeRock, he helped build ForgeRock into a multinational Identity software vendor with offices on four continents.  Allan’s deep technical knowledge was well used in all aspects of the business while at ForgeRock, with responsibilities in Support, Engineering, Product Management, Federal, Emerging Technology and Sales.

Allan brings a wealth of experience into most aspects of Identity,  and its use within different market verticals. Working with various standards bodies, and their application in multiple industries has helped him understand the nuances of the different requirements in each industry,  Healthcare, Telecommunications, Retail, Utilities and Government.

Allan has also served on the board of several organizations.  He is currently President of the Board at the Kantara Initiative, Board member at DIACC, and a member of the board at IDPro. In the past has also held board positions at IEEE.

Allan can often be found speaking about Identity at conferences around the globe.



Andrew Hindle

Board Member

Andrew HindleAndrew Hindle is an independent consultant specialising in digital identity and cyber security.  He supports a number of clients in the software and internet of things industries with early-stage product marketing and business development expertise.   He is Content Chair for Identiverse™ (previously Cloud Identity Summit), the leading digital identity and security industry conference; participates as a voting member of the User Managed Access Working Group at Kantara; and is an active member of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX).  Andrew also serves on the board of IDPro, the industry association for Identity Professionals, and chairs the editorial committee.

Andrew has over 20 years experience in the software industry in a range of technical sales, pre-sales, product marketing and business development roles, including over 6 years developing the international business for Ping Identity.

Outside of the world of Identity, Andrew is Assistant Group Scout Leader for his local scouting group; and regularly rides with a local road cycling group.  Andrew is based in the UK.


George Dobbs

Board Member

George DobbsGeorge Dobbs is a Security Architect at a major insurance company. His focus is on modernizing Identity and Access Management capabilities used by the firm, especially in the area of customer-facing applications. His areas of interest include approaches to fraud prevention in call center and digital contexts. Related to this, he is interested in the evolution of distributed session management – notably distributed session termination. He is a founding member of IDPro and represented his firm in the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG). Prior to his current position, he directed the development of customer facing identity for web sites at two other insurers. He has led a local identity and access management user group since 2004. Prior to that he was the chairman of the Network Applications Consortium.


Ian Glazer

Founder and President

Ian GlazerIan Glazer is the Vice President for Identity Product Management, at Salesforce. His responsibilities include leading the product management team, product strategy and identity standards work. Prior to that, he was a research vice president and agenda manager on the Identity and Privacy Strategies team at Gartner where he oversaw the team’s research. He is the founder and president of IDPro, the professional organization for digital identity management. He was also a founding member of the Management Council and Board of Directors for the US Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG). During his decade plus time in the identity industry he has co-authored a patent on federated user provisioning, co-authored the Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) Version 2 specification, contributed to the System for Cross Domain Identity Management (SCIM) Version 2 specification, and is a noted blogger, speaker, and photographer of his socks.


Lance Peterman

Board Member

Lance Peterman is the strategy & platform lead for the Identity & Access Management Center of Excellence (COE) at Merck. While he has spent over two decades working in various sectors of IT, Lance’s current focus has been in specialized areas of information security, including identity and access management, risk management, cybersecurity, and mobility. In addition to being the treasurer and member of the board of directors at IDPro, Lance is also an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, teaching software architecture and design. His active credentials include CISSP and PMP.

When not focused on information security or teaching, Lance spends most of his time on his small farm in Charlotte, raising chickens, caring for 3 dogs whose loyalty largely resides with his wife, and is also a natural horsemanship enthusiast.


Sarah Squire

Founder and Vice-President

Sarah SquireSarah Squire is a Senior Technical Architect at Ping Identity. She is a co-author of NIST Special Publication 800-63C Digital Identity Guidelines, which outlines federated authentication standards for all US federal agencies. She serves on the Board of Directors for the OpenID Foundation. She has been named one of the top 100 influencers in identity. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Master of Science in Information Management from the University of Washington where she was a NASA Space Grant Scholar. She is also a Certified Information Security System Professional (CISSP).


Steve Hutchinson

Board Member

Steve HutchinsonSteve “Hutch” Hutchinson is the Principal Identity Architect for GE Digital. After cutting his teeth in C/C++ software development and network engineering, Hutch spent a decade as an enterprise architect in the healthcare sector focused on security and network technologies. In his current role at GE, he is responsible for strategy of one of the largest corporate identity infrastructures in the world and oversees its evolution to provide the next generation of identity services required for GE’s “Industrial Internet.” Hutch is a founding member of IDPro and is honored to sit on the inaugural Board focused on community development which has always been one of his passions. If you’re ever in Richmond, VA on a Wednesday night, drop him a note for an invite to his biweekly backyard get-together.

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