Rob is a passionate open data advocate, promoting the use of open data for social good, public engagement and business creation. Rob recently founded the Open Data Institute Ottawa Node to help crystalize the open data movement in Ottawa. He also is a member of the Ontario Open Data Advocacy Coalition, co-organizer of Ottawa Open Data and a volunteer for Data for Good Ottawa.

Rob is a seasoned technology executive and is the Principal Consultant and Founder of Veracify, a data strategy and storytelling company. Rob has a BSc. in Data Analysis from the University of New Brunswick and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.