John Riggs

John Riggs

CTO and SVP, Applied Technology Solutions , HSB

John B. Riggs is CTO and SVP, Applied Technology Solutions, and President, meshify for HSB Group. In this combined role, he directs HSB’s Industrial IoT efforts and oversees HSB’s award-winning commercial IoT business in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. He is also responsible for leading the exploration and commercialization of emerging technologies to enable new offerings and business models to meet the evolving needs of HSB’s partners and customers.

Prior to joining HSB in January 2020, John was a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he led Innovation Strategy & Corporate Venturing. Working across a diverse set of industries, he advised business leaders on the commercialization of emerging technologies and new business models.

Before working at PwC, John served as Senior Vice President, Head of Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, a corporate ventures group within Bell Labs, where he managed joint ventures, corporate venture capital investments, and a portfolio of internal ventures that enabled the company to enter and grow new markets. He has over 30 years of technology and engineering-related work experience, including operational and executive roles at Pittiglio Rabin Todd & Mcgrath (PRTM), ASML (formerly Silicon Valley Group Lithography Systems, Inc.), and Hughes Danbury Optical Systems.

John holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester. He has authored and contributed to several articles on innovation, corporate venturing, IoT, IIoT, and EaaS, and was a key contributor to Product Strategy for High Technology Companies.

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