Eric Sachs

Director of Product Management for Identity, Google

Goal: Eliminate Internet passwords

Bio: Eric Sachs currently leads the Identity team at Google.  He has worked in the areas of user identity and security for hosted Web applications since 1992. Since joining Google in 2003, he has worked as a Product Manager for many services, including the Google Account login system, Google Apps for Your Domain, orkut.com social network, Google Health, & Google Security.  Eric also led an effort to move Google's internal systems to cloud-based technologies by leveraging the same developer tools that Google makes available publicly. Eric is now one of the key leaders for industry efforts to increase adoption of Internet Identity standards including OAuth and OpenID.  Before Google, Eric was the co-founder of Interliant, which provided hosted corporate email services. While at Interliant, Eric led co-development projects with both IBM and Microsoft to build platforms for hosting consumer and enterprise Web applications. Eric graduated with a B.A. in computer science in 1993 from Rice University.