Rob Marano

Product Leader in New York

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Rob Marano practices as an innovative technology leader with proven experience architecting and building advanced systems for a variety of enterprises. He currently leads Smart Retail for the Amazon Web Services IoT Service Team as a Principal Product Manager Technical (External Services) at AWS, focusing on IoT and edge computing solutions for retail, travel & hospitality, CPG, and point-of-sale systems.

Rob delivers as an experienced entrepreneur, having recently co-founded startups like Totem Power and Konsilix. As Totem's CTO, he led development of an intelligent and distributed clean energy system for smart cities and campuses. At Konsilix Rob provides advisory services to clients on big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cloud/edge architectures.

Complementing his professional pursuits, Rob enjoys sharing his expertise as an adjunct professor at institutions like The Cooper Union, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and the NY Institute of Technology. He has lectured extensively on topics including cloud computing, computer architecture, entrepreneurship, and global technology management.

Earlier in his career, Rob held senior engineering leadership roles at PwC, Merrill Lynch, Lockheed Martin, as well as founding technology leadership at Micromuse and RiverSoft (now IBM), where he designed innovative distributed systems. With deep technical skills as well as business and team leadership capabilities, he proves to be a driver of digital transformation with emerging technologies.

Rob graduated in the top of his engineering class at Cooper Union and UPenn, and continues to continues to lead with the latest innovations as a lifelong technologist and builder.

  • Work
    • Amazon Web Services
  • Education
    • The University of Pennsylvania
    • The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art