As a Senior Architect for Ping Identity, Brian aspires to one day know what a Senior Architect actually does for a living. In the meantime, he tries to make himself useful by ideating, designing and building software systems such as Ping's flagship product PingFederate. When not making himself useful, he contributes to various identity and security standards including a two-year stint as co-chair of the OASIS Security Services Technical Committee and a current focus on OAuth 2.0 and JOSE within the IETF as well as OpenID Connect. He holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Computer Science from Amherst College in Massachusetts. Despite spending four years in the state, he has to look up how to spell "Massachusetts" every time he writes it.