About John E. Osborne II

John Osborne is currently Vice President at LEEDARSON North America, Chair Emeritus of The Zigbee Alliance and Vice Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. In these capacities he helps educate and grow the IoT market globally. LEEDARSON is a global provider in traditional and connected lighting and sensors. The Zigbee Alliance is the premier Internet of Things (IoT) standards development organization since 2002.


John has extensive experience in new product development, rapid product commercialization, systems innovations, and operations improvement. He has demonstrated ability to manage and inspire multi-cultural, internal-external teams. He is a skilled communicator and presenter and has a sound background in budgeting, resource allocation and operations efficiency.


John's influence on innovation and creativity includes:

  • A number of patents for technology in retail
  • Was referenced in Beyond The Obvious by Phil McKinney

Several Speaking events including:
  • The Zigbee Alliance
  • Ohio University ITS School of Communications
  • Azeti
  • TTI Vanguard 2017 Events
  • GMDC Events
  • Open Global IoT Forum, Hong Kong Science & Technology Park Event
  • IoT World Congress
  • Shenzhen China, Alliance of the Internet of Things
  • Executive briefings for partner companies in the US and Germany
  • INFORMS
  • Next Generation Retail Summits
  • Evanta CISO & CIO Summits in the US
  • School Events at Ohio U., Ohio State, Olin...
  • Alltech Ideas Conference 2015
  • TIA Now