Rob has spent most of his career as an entrepreneur, developer, an IT executive, mobile strategist, and the writer of bestselling mobile and wireless technology books. A pioneer of the smartphone revolution, he drove the development of the all-important mobile app ecosystem from its earliest days and co-founded the world’s first cloud-based mobile device management company. As a Mobile Strategist at Microsoft, he’s in demand as an advisor to executives and a speaker at conferences all over the world. Rob has been responsible for the architecture, development and deployment of many of the world’s largest mobile and wireless solutions for Fortune 100 companies. Through books, articles and workshops, he helps to empower CIOs, developers and IT professionals in areas of mobile, strategy, wireless, data replication, device management, security, the cloud, and highly-scalable infrastructures.
Rob loves to get in front of customers and presents at industry conferences all over the world including DevConnections, TechEd, CTIA, VSLive, MEDC, TechReady, and Mobile World Congress. He's the creator of Microsoft's Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator, an avid blogger, and a published author of dozens of articles found in leading technology publications as well as five, best-selling books on mobile infrastructure and app development. He began his programming journey writing BASIC on a Timex Sinclair 1000. Luckily, he moved on to something more relevant like REXX programming for OS/2.
Rob lives in the Seattle area with his wife and three kids. He loves international travel and you might run into him writing children's novels at a Paris café.