Rob has more than 20 years of technology, sales, marketing and general management experience in the software and telecommunications fields and has held management positions with both start-ups and large international companies. Recognizing the clear developer shortage in and importance & subsequent confluence of cloud-based Big Data/Analytics, social computing, and mobile-centric user experience, Rob founded The Hackerati with a veteran SW and Internet engineer. Check us out on www.thehackerati.com. Currently, Rob hacks Hadoop, Big Data Analytics with Mahout k-means etc, social listening, and mobile app dev on HTML5/CSS3/JS on iOS Android Win8. Most recently he served as the President, CEO & CTO for InDorse Technologies, which he established in 2006. Prior to founding InDorse, he established Falkin Systems LLC, a next-generation strong authentication solutions vendor out of The Cooper Union. Rob devised its unique technology vision and platform with the Dean of Engineering and a fellow professor. He continues to provide Falkin market and technology guidance as as Board Member. Leading up to Falkin, Rob had served as the director of emerging software technologies at PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Global Technology Centres (London, Frankfurt, and Menlo Park). During his tenure at PwC, Rob provided technical and operational improvement tactics with strategic product advice to software clients such as Computer Associates, Brother International, Verizon, BellSouth and Sygate (now part of Symantec), in the infrastructure and information security industries. Rob had served leadership roles in technology and strategy for several successful startups, including Micromuse (IBM), RiverSoft (IBM), and Voyence (now EMC). Also, he helped establish the US divisions for RiverSoft as well as the technology development center for Micromuse. Additional experience includes lead software engineer at Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Labs, as well as a satellite electronics engineer at GE AstroSpace. Rob has been lecturing on computer science, international business, and innovation/entrepreneurship at The Cooper Union and NYU Polytechnic Institute.