Phil Windley is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University where he teaches courses on digital identity, interoperability, web services, middleware, and programming languages. Phil is also the Executive Producer of IT Conversations, a frequent author and speaker on these topics. Phil writes the popular Technometria blog and is a frequent contributor to InfoWorld and Between the Lines. He is also the author of the book Digital Identity from O'Reilly Media.
Prior to joining BYU, Phil spent two years as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Utah, serving on the Governor Mike Leavitt's Cabinet and as a member of his Senior Staff. Before entering public service, Phil was Vice President for Product Development and Operations at Excite@Home and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of iMALL, Inc. an early creator of electronic commerce tools. Still active in business, Phil serves on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for several high-tech companies. Phil received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Univ. of California, Davis in 1990.