About the Author
STUART ROBBINS, a senior management consultant and lecturer, is the founder and Executive Director of The CIO Collective, a not-for-profit association of technology executives providing strategic guidance to emerging institutions and initiatives, including Yahoo!, Macromedia, The World Bank, the Federal CIO Council, and numerous venture capital firms on the west coast. Stuart has served on advisory boards for Encentuate, Netscaler/Citrix, DataArt, Morgan Stanley, and Ziff Davis Media, and held senior IT management positions at Cadence Design Systems, Synopsys, Inc., EMC Documentum, and Jamcracker where he served as the company's first CIO. He is a contributing author to CIO Wisdom: Best Practices from Silicon Valley's Leading IT Experts and serves on the editorial board for ISM Journal, a quarterly IT magazine in which he also writes a column entitled "Sustainable Knowledge." He holds a master's degree in fine arts from Warren Wilson College and lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, his son Max, three cats, and a golden retriever.