Robert D. Rodriguez is the Chairman & Founder of SINET (www.security-innovation.org) whose mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat Cybersecurity threats. SINET is a super-connector within the ecosystem of the entrepreneur; bringing together innovators with executives from the private industry, venture capital, investment banking, system integration, policy, legal, academia, science communities as well as the Federal Government’s civilian, military and intelligence agencies. SINET is an international leader in the advancement of innovation in the Cybersecurity domain and facilitates trusted events where the business of Cyber takes place at the highest executive levels in Silicon Valley, Vail, New York, Scottsdale, Sydney, London, Melbourne, and Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and other government and corporate sponsors support SINET programs.
Since 2005 Robert has advised and coordinated the public - private sector outreach for DHS S&T, SRI International, Stanford University, United Kingdom Government; Cabinet, Home and Cybersecurity, Digital Communications and Economy Unit, Australian Government DATA 61 & AustCyber, UNC- Charlotte, The Department of Defense, United States Postal Service and participated as a member of the US Air Force Cybersecurity Advisory Board. He has been called upon numerous times by private industry and the Federal Government to help advise and build private sector outreach initiatives with corporations, the entrepreneurial and venture capital communities. Previously, Robert served 22 years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he held a number of executive leadership positions within the Presidential Protection, Protective Intelligence, Inspection and Criminal Investigation Divisions and the Counter Assault Team. His executive protection experience spanned 10 years at the White House serving Presidents Ronald W. Reagan, George H. Bush, William J. Clinton and numerous Heads of State. He sits on numerous Cybersecurity Advisory Boards, is a Venture Partner with SineWave Ventures, serves as Director Emeritus for the San Francisco Foster Farms Bowl, Standard Governing Board for Digital Rights Management (xDTM) and is a certified graduate of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service Program.