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Robert Katz

Executive Director at Cyber Science Institute


One of the most forward-thinking scientists of our time, Robert Katz transforms the future to the present. When everyone else stays inside the lines, he thinks outside the bubble - transforming science fiction into science FACTion.When everyone else connects the dots of tech, he focuses on the people-power and instead connects the thoughts. 

As a cyber pioneer, he was a driving force behind some of the most ubiquitous technologies we take for granted today. He conceived and created the first global email platform, the first Internet messaging system, the first GPS vehicle tracker, the first M2M IoT application, the first connected-car interfaces, the first WMD-CBRNE detection suite, and the first operational AI neural network.  As a cyber scientist, he played a pivotal role in the development of some of the most disruptive technologies of this era. He fused his physics, math, computer science, and chemical degrees to launch (literally) the Hubble Telescope, the Mars Rover, the Star Wars Missile Defense Program, the Iron Dome, and the OnStar Vehicle Navigation Service. 

As a cyber strategist, Katz founded the Cyber Science Institute, the world's first Cyber-Sapien SOLUTIONeering link tank. He helps communities, companies, and countries escape their extinction by solving Cyber In-Security & Innovation Stagnation, our planet’s key existential threats. When not inspiring innovation or securing cyberspace, he volunteers as an emergency responder, fireman, paramedic, emergency medicine instructor, swift water specialist, and dive rescue team leader. Beyond being a real-life rocket scientist, Robert is most proud of being a real-life cool dad.