Network X 2023 Speakers

Tobin RichardsonPresident & CEOConnectivity Standards Alliance

As President & CEO, Tobin leads the Alliance’s mission, with and for its members, to simplify and harmonize the Internet of Things (IoT) through open, global standards and by creating a place where companies can work together to create a more connected, accessible, sustainable, and equitable world.
His career is rooted in driving human-centric change and enabling purposeful collaboration; and, since 2014, Tobin has led the Alliance, which now includes over 450 member companies in 36 countries across the IoT value chain.
Tobin also sits on the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Connected World, as Chair of the WEF’s initiative focused on strengthening collaboration across enterprise, regulators, consumers, and NGOs.
Prior to leading the Alliance, Tobin led large-scale tech transformations and new service/product rollouts across Fortune 500 companies, world-leading technology firms and public sector organizations. He holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis.