Robin Wilton brings 28 years of industry experience to the role of Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy, in the Internet Society’s Trust and Identity Initiatives group. Since 2001 he has specialized in digital identity, privacy and public policy, building a reputation as a thought leader, communicator and translator between different stakeholder groups. Before joining the Internet Society Robin spent two years as a research analyst in Gartner’s Identity and Privacy Strategies team, where – in addition to his privacy work – he specialized in public key infrastructure, electronic signature, single sign-on and federated identity.
Robin’s experience includes: 12 years with IBM in systems engineering, technical support and consulting roles, at the UK and EMEA level; 3 years as Principal Consultant at JCP Trustbase Ltd., a start-up specializing in Java cryptography and PKI-enabling middleware; 8 years with Sun Microsystems in technical pre-sales and the CTO team; 18 months establishing Future Identity Ltd. as an independent consultancy on privacy and digital identity. During his time at Future Identity he was also Director of Privacy and Public Policy for the Kantara Initiative. Robin has an MA in Philosophy and Modern Languages, and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society with Chartered IT Professional status.