Chris Richardson

Deputy CIO - IT Development, Mobility, Smart Cities, Arizona State University , Tempe , Arizona

Chris Richardson is the Deputy CIO of IT Development, Mobility, and Smart Cities at Arizona State University (, recently recognized as #1 in the US for Innovation for the fourth consecutive year ahead of MIT and Stanford by US News & World Report. Chris and his team are responsible for aligning with key stakeholders to lead the strategy, upgrade cycle, new functionality enhancements, and maintenance of a number of Enterprise applications across the diverse landscape of ASU. Much of this portfolio’s evolution through digital transformation is radically changing the relationship and experience with our various end users in the University ecosystem: prospective learners, parents, students, alumni, staff, faculty, commercial business partners, fans of athletics, and the community as a whole which is rapidly becoming a global definition due to our unique vision as the New American University (