Bob Rapp has spent his life working in new, difficult and different areas of the technology community. He's a Global Vice President at IBM in the cloud business. He spent the last twenty-five years shaping innovative projects at the edge of computing for Microsoft, Vodafone, VMWare, and IBM in more than 150 countries. He was involved in Junior State in high school, college and as his first job – as an officer, attending the first DC summer school, as program director and summer school director for Yale and Georgetown – and as a trustee for many years. Bob lives with his wife Shari Smith and their two lovely dogs Dave and Ruby.