Tobie Langel

Tobie Langel

Tobie Langel is the Founder and Principal of UnlockOpen, a boutique consulting firm specializing in open tech ecosystem strategy.

He advises:

  • Leading tech firms such as Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Intel, Cisco, Airtable, and GitLab;
  • Industry organizations and Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) including OpenSSF, OpenJSF, OASIS Open, and W3C;
  • NGOs, philanthropies, and policy makers, among them the Atlantic Council, OpenForumEurope, the EU Commission, and the United Nations’ Digital Public Goods Alliance.

Before establishing UnlockOpen, Tobie led Facebook’s standards initiative, representing the company at W3C and spearheading the Web Platform Tests open source initiative as a W3C Fellow.

He is well-known for having co-maintaining one of the world’s largest JavaScript libraries, editing multiple web standards implemented in all modern browsers, and for his public speaking and keynotes at key industry events.

Twitter: @tobie

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tobielangel

Website: unlockopen.com

Pronouns: he/him

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Tobie Langel is the Founder and Principal of UnlockOpen, a boutique consulting firm specializing in open tech ecosystem strategy.

He advises:

  • Leading tech firms such as Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Intel, Cisco, Airtable, and GitLab;
  • Industry organizations and Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) including OpenSSF, OpenJSF, OASIS Open, and W3C;
  • NGOs, philanthropies, and policy makers, among them the Atlantic Council, OpenForumEurope, the EU Commission, and the United Nations’ Digital Public Goods Alliance.

Before establishing UnlockOpen, Tobie led Facebook’s standards initiative, representing the company at W3C and spearheading the Web Platform Tests open source initiative as a W3C Fellow.

He is well-known for having co-maintaining one of the world’s largest JavaScript libraries, editing multiple web standards implemented in all modern browsers, and for his public speaking and keynotes at key industry events.