Over last 10 years Rob Wirszycz has worked in sectors such as software, telecom, consumer electronics, social enterprise, not for profits and some public sectors.
He carried this experience into the trade association for the UK IT industry CSSA (now Intellect), where he was marketing director and, from 1995, Director General. While running the CSSA, he represented the IT industry to UK and European legislators, began the Year 2000 campaign group, Taskforce 2000, and founded the Software Business Network, a mentor network for UK based software entrepreneurs.
As of June 2013 he is acting as chairman, director, advisor or mentor for Akaibu Inc, BubblePix, Celaton Limited, Debut Contemporary,Next Generation Data Limited and 20 other companies.
In the past he was the EMEA Marketing & Strategy Director and Head of Global Alliances at EDS (now HP), the UK IT Industry Trade Association, CEO of two online information ventures, Executive Vice President for InterX, an enterprise software company as well as Marketing Director for Callhaven, a fast-growing UK based Apple, Sun and Oracle reseller.
Rob has an MBA, is a Chartered IT Professional and Chartered Marketer, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a liveryman of the IT Livery Company in the City of London. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School, a life member of the Real Time Club, and sits on the Entrepreneur Panel of the IT Livery Company.
At ScienceWorks he is deeply involved in determining the commercial potential of innovations as well as marketing of company brand and activities and engaging with government, entrepreneur and investor networks