Robb is an AI researcher, technologist, designer, innovator, serial entrepreneur, and author. He earned an Academy Award nomination for technical achievement as well as over 130 innovation, design, technology, and artificial intelligence awards, with five in 2019 including AI Company of the year and Hot AI Technology of the Year.
Robb is a pioneer in the user research and technology spaces. He founded EffectiveUI, a user experience and technology research consultancy for the Fortune 500, which was acquired by WPP and integrated into the core of Ogilvy’s digital experience practice. He also created UXMagazine, one of the first and largest XD (experience design) thought leadership communities.
He is an O'Reilly author, and the entrepreneur behind four successful startups. In addition to EffectiveUI, he founded SkyBeam, Vision Nations, and OneReach.ai, where he is currently the CEO, Lead Designer and Chief Technologist.
Robb has applied his unique combination of user-focused design and AI technology expertise to self-fund OneReach.ai, named by Gartner for the 2nd year in a row as a top conversational platform alongside Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon. Robb brought together a team of mathematicians, data scientists, UI/UX analysts, and AI scientists to use conversational interfaces to automate over 50% of the tasks in many companies. The OneReach.ai mission is to enable mass-adoption of AI and conversational applications by simplifying programming and deployment so software can be created by anybody or autonomously.
The OneReach.ai platform is already being used by Stanford, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, LAPD, The Special Olympics, the government of DC and many others to create software robots that help people quit smoking, solve crime, teach kids to read, curb demand for human-trafficking, support domestic violence victims, treat opiate addiction, manage over 30% of US emergency roadside assistance, and manage medical care for over 100 million people. Yet this is only the beginning.