Paul Madsen is the Ottawa, Canada-based Head of Identity at the HBAR Foundation. Previously, he was a technical lead at Hedera Hashgraph, the public DLT built on the Hashgraph consensus algorithm. Madsen has participated in design, chairing, editing and education roles for a number of identity standards, including OASIS SAML, OAuth 2.0 and FIDO Alliance. He holds an M.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Carleton University.