CTO; ZmartZone IAM
Hans Zandbelt is CTO at ZmartZone IAM. He holds an MSc. degree in Computer Science, Tele-Informatics and Open Systems from Twente University (1993). He has over 25 years of experience as a technical leader in research and innovation projects on digital identity. In 2007 he joined SURFnet as the founding father, architect and technical product manager of SURFfederatie, the national infrastructure for federated Single Sign-On for the research- and higher education community in the Netherlands. In 2011 he joined Ping Identity as an expert on Single Sign-On, cloud Identity & Access Management and large scale deployment of federation technology, representing the CTO Office in Europe. In 2017 he founded ZmartZone IAM to provide Identity & Access Management consultancy, to contribute to modern open IAM standards and to offer open source solutions implementing those. He is the technical team leader of the Certification Team within the OpenID Foundation.