VP, Smart Cities, Rubicon
Conor Riffle is Vice President, Smart Cities at Rubicon, a global technology company that provides waste, recycling and smart city solutions to businesses and government. In this role, he runs the company’s software business for municipal governments, RUBICONSmartCityTM. RUBICONSmartCity has been deployed in more than 55 cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, and Kansas City. In 2020, Conor was named a “40 Under 40” award winner by Waste360 magazine.
Prior to Rubicon, Conor was based in London and served as the founding Director of Cities and Data Product Innovation at CDP, a global environmental organization. Under Conor’s leadership, CDP’s cities program achieved global recognition as the de facto platform for city governments to report environmental data, growing to more than 500 global cities by 2016. More than 800 global cities now use CDP’s platform annually. In 2013 and again in 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced major investments in CDP’s work with cities.
Prior to his role at CDP, Conor served in various roles at the Clinton Foundation in New York.
Conor graduated magna cum laude in History from Connecticut College and holds an MA in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics. Follow Conor on Twitter at @c_riffle.