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Rob Tiffany

Managing Director at Digital Insights

Seattle, United States

Rob Tiffany is Founder and Managing Director at Digital Insights.

He's has been featured in Wired, Forbes, Fierce Wireless, Inc. Magazine, Mobile World Live, and Techonomy.

Prior to founding Digital Insights, Rob served as Vice President and Head of IoT Strategy at Ericsson driving 5G connection management for IoT devices. As Chief Technology Officer at Hitachi, he received the Presidential “Product of the Year” award for designing the Lumada Industrial IoT + Digital Twin platform which landed in Gartner’s “Leaders” Magic Quadrant. Spending most of his career at Microsoft, Rob was Global Technology Lead for the Azure IoT cloud platform and co-authored its reference architecture. Prior to Microsoft, he co-founded NetPerceptor developing one of the industry’s earliest Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platforms for smartphones.

A bestselling author and frequent keynote speaker, Rob serves on multiple boards and is routinely ranked as one of the top IoT + Digital Twin experts and influencers in the world by Inc Magazine, Onalytica and others.

Rob is a U.S. Navy combat veteran who served on both Trident and Special Ops Submarines.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Seattle, WA
Speaking Topics: Internet of Things, Digital Twins,

Rob Tiffany Points
Academic 0
Author 300
Influencer 474
Speaker 10
Entrepreneur 140
Total 924

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Company Type: Company
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
Average Hourly Rate: Undisclosed
Number of Employees: Undisclosed
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed

Areas of Expertise

Big Data
Business Strategy 30.78
Climate Change
Cloud 33.05
Data Center
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 31.55
Digital Twins 50
Emerging Technology
Innovation 30.43
IoT 38.52
Lean Startup
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mobility 76.67
National Security
Smart Cities
Supply Chain
Sustainability 35.15
Culture 31.22

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Agriculture & Mining
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Oil & Gas
Professional Services
Travel & Transportation


1 Advisory Board Membership
Advisor, TEAL
January 03, 2022
Advising the founders on IoT trends and strategy

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Tags: IoT, Business Strategy

3 Board Memberships
Board Member, IoT World Today
IoT World Today
January 01, 2020
Collaborate with other board members to deliver Internet of Things and Digital Transformation content and best practices for in-person and online events and to drive media roadmap.

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Tags: IoT

Board Member, Elevate Our Kids
Elevate Our Kids
January 01, 2020
Board member for a non-profit organization with a mission to put a computing device and Internet connectivity in the hands of every child in underserved communities to empower their education.

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Tags: IoT

Board Member, Washington IoT Council
Washington IoT Council
January 02, 2017
Collaborate with fellow board members, industry leaders and the state government to support the local economic growth of Washington State's IoT ecosystem.

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Tags: IoT

5 Books
Mobile Strategies for Business: 50 Actionable Insights to Digitally Transform Your Business
Blackcomb Press
January 17, 2016
The mobile tidal wave has permanently transformed the consumer world and now it's washing up on the shores of the enterprise. This drives the need to mobilize existing applications, modernize infrastructures, build new apps for employees and customers, and bring order to your environment via enterprise mobility management. Mobile Strategies for Business guides you through this transformation and drives positive outcomes including reducing expenses, improving employee productivity, increasing revenue, boosting user engagement and reducing risk.

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Tags: Mobility

Walking to Omaha Beach
January 23, 2015
A trip to visit the D-Day beaches in the Normandy region of France takes an interesting twist. Take a visual journey through the beautiful French countryside and soak in the history of the largest military invasion in history.

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Tags: Culture

Keeping Windows 8 Tablets in Sync with SQL Server 2012: Private and Hybrid Cloud Solutions for the Mobile Enterprise
Hood Canal Press
May 01, 2013
Give your company a competitive advantage by creating mobile business apps for the world’s first enterprise-class tablet.

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Mobility

Enterprise Data Synchronization with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Compact 3.5 Mobile Merge Replication
Hood Canal Press
June 26, 2009
With the world's largest organizations rolling out tens of thousands of Microsoft Windows Phones, Slates, laptops, tablets and netbooks to empower their respective mobile workforces, the ability to create mobile line of business solutions that support large numbers of users is absolutely critical. In his fourth book on mobile infrastructure and development, Rob Tiffany shows you how to take the SQL Server data you use to run your organization and make it available to all of your mobile employees.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Mobility

Mobile Application Architecture Guide: Patterns and Practices
Microsoft Press
January 01, 2008
Application architecture pocket series

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Tags: Mobility

1 Founder
Digital Insights
Digital Insights
January 03, 2022
At Digital Insights, we provide strategy, technology, and execution to deliver value from data to drive sustainable agriculture.

Since management and improvement requires measurement, our building blocks for success include sensors to measure the physical world, networks to transport measurements, digital twins to track assets and manage data, analytics to derive insights, and automation to scale improvements.

We combine those building blocks to drive smart, sustainable agriculture that requires fewer natural resources to deliver crop yields for growers and put food on the table.

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Tags: IoT, Sustainability, Digital Twins

1 Industry Council Member
Innovation Advisory Council Member, Vation Ventures
Vation Ventures
January 01, 2018
Connecting startups, venture capital and large enterprises to drive innovation.

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Tags: Innovation, IoT

1 Keynote
Getting to Net Zero with the Industrial Internet of Things and Digital Twins
IoT in Oil and Gas Conference
September 12, 2022
If you can't measure it, you can't manage it, or improve it.” This variation on a famous quote by management guru Peter Drucker has been a driving force in managing people and processes in the most successful companies over the last century. When it comes to everything else, you need IoT to measure it and digital twins to manage and improve it. The drive toward net-zero emissions is an all-hands-on-deck imperative requiring new levels of innovation throughout the oil and gas industry. Join Rob as he shows you how digital technologies like digital twins and IoT have an important role to play in this transition.

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Tags: IoT, Sustainability, Digital Twins

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