Rob Marano

As an engineer, Rob Marano designs and develops software and hardware solutions to assist companies to securely collect, analyze, and understand the data that drives their businesses, as well assist them to action data into knowledge in order to increase a company's competitive advantage through improved productivity, innovation and lower costs through automation. Part of that innovation and operational delivery, Rob focuses on the security of data at rest, in motion, and in use. He has more than 21 years of experience in engineering, sales, marketing and general management in the sectors of technology start-ups, financial services, and telecommunications. Rob has held technology and executive management positions at both start-up and Fortune 500 companies in the US and abroad, including Micromuse (IBM), RiverSoft (IBM), Voyence (EMC), Falkin Systems, InDorse Technologies, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Most recently, Rob co-founded The Hackerati, a NYC based engineering-as-a-service (EaaS) company focused on delivering custom, data-centric solutions grounded in Big Data, machine learning, geolocation, and analytics- and visualization-centric web/mobile applications. He continues to hack Hadoop, text and numeric-based ensemble learning and genetic algorithms, and beaconed web analytics in Python and Java. Rob has been lecturing on computer science, international business, and innovation/entrepreneurship at The Cooper Union, NYIT, and NYU Polytechnic Institute. In his spare time, he crafts music and sumi-e.