Rob Katcher is the founder and CEO of hiku, a company at the forefront of connected devices. hiku was named a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2014, and is now integrated with leading grocery retailers like Walmart, Peapod, and Auchan. Rob has been in mobile for a long time (since 1999!) and is passionate about making products that consumers love. Prior to hiku he spearheaded some of the first downloadable mobile apps available on Verizon, led Palm's best-selling smartphone ever, and has served in leadership roles in Silicon Valley since 2002. Rob holds a Master of Engineering in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship from Princeton and an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia.