Richard Robinson
Keynote Speaker

Richard Robinson

Chief Strategist, Open Data and Standards, Bloomberg LP / Author

Rich Robinson is a senior executive and author with over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, across operations and technology functions. He has worked throughout the front, mid and back offices at major global custodian banks, brokerages, and industry utilities, leading transformative projects in data, operations workflow, and messaging.

His book, “Understanding Financial Services Through Linguistics” was published by Business Expert Press in 2021 and explores how to improve the creation and application of data, standards, and regulation in financial services through an applied linguistics lens.

For over 25 years, Rich, in addition to his full time jobs, has been heavily involved in the industry as an active participant and Chairperson of key working groups related to international data and messaging standards.

He is currently Vice-Chair of ISITC, co-Vice Convenor of the ISO20022 RMG, and Sherpa for the APFF Financial Market Infrastructure Workstream. He is a regular speaker at conferences, and has been published in the Journal of Securities Operations and Custody, Waters, and Inside Reference Data, among other global financial services publications.

Richard is currently Chief Strategist, Open Data and Standards at Bloomberg LLP. He works globally with regulators, legislators, and industry leaders on addressing data and standards issues to create more efficient and transparent markets.

He holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Information Technology from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a B.S. in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.