Bob Iannucci is associate dean and director of Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus and is also a distinguished service professor at the CMU Silicon Valley and director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center.
He is founder and owner of RAI Laboratory LLC – a firm that develops advanced mobile computing technology. Bob is also a consultant, advising clients on mobile systems strategy.
Previously, Bob was Chief Technology Officer and Head of the worldwide Research Center for Nokia. As CTO, he initiated and led two major initiatives to fundamentally re-think and redesign the Nokia user interface and to re-architect Nokia phones at the silicon system level.
Bob played a defining role in Nokia's research and development work, transforming new technology creation from a closed- to an open-innovation model. As head of the research center, he opened new laboratories as joint efforts with MIT, Stanford, the University of Cambridge (nanotechnology) and other leading institutions to transform Nokia’s technology creation ecosystem beyond hardware to internet-based, developer-focused software platforms.
Under his guidance, Nokia created TrafficWorks (traffic congestion prediction and re-routing), the Morph Concept (enabling dramatic advances of functionality in mobile phones using nanotechnology) and Point and Find (zero-click search using a phone’s camera and image recognition technology).
Bob holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is the author and co-author of two books and several academic papers.
Learn more about Bob Iannucci on his website at http://www.iannucci.org/