Bob has 17 years of experience designing metadata models and controlled vocabularies (taxonomies, thesauri, etc.), and leveraging those structures in a wide range of Enterprise Content Management, Search, and Auto-categorization systems. He has lead teams of information scientists and software developers to develop comprehensive information retrieval solutions for many software systems for many customers using software systems such as IBM content management, search, and auto-categorization systems, Microsoft SharePoint, EMC Documentum, FAST Search and Transfer, and many others.
Bob's past experience includes Product Management and Product Development roles. He spent many years at Corbis, a pioneer in online access to digital photography, where he designed and implemented the systems and information models used to describe photography and make it findable to millions of businesses and consumers worldwide.
Bob holds a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington.