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Dr. Howard A. Rubin

Dr. Howard A. Rubin is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Hunter College of the City University of New York, a MIT CISR Research Affiliate, a Gartner Senior Advisor, and a former Nolan Norton Research Fellow. He is the founder and CEO of Rubin Worldwide.

Dr. Rubin is a pioneer in the area of technology economics and has built the world’s largest database in the field consisting of business, national, and technology data. His current portfolio of client companies in total generate more than $1.5T in revenue to the global economy annually and account for more than $100B in yearly Information Technology (IT) spending. Dr. Rubin has also worked directly with heads of state or their key ministers around the world in the development of national competitive technology strategies and job creation programs.

He is also the author of the new Pearson/Financial Times video series on Technology Economics. His Technology Economics column regularly appears in Wall Street and Technology.

Dr. Rubin possesses a Ph.D. from the City University of New York in Computer Science and Oceanography.

Outside the world of technology Dr. Rubin is a supporter of the Clinton Global Initiative, a Leadership Council member of the RFK Foundation, a major contributor to student development programs/Film Fellows at the Tribeca Film Institute, and a dedicated supporter of the Rainforest Foundation. Dr. Rubin is also a member of The Recording Academy and supports the programs of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Actively involved with Riverkeeper since 1995, Dr. Rubin joined the Board of Directors 2003. He served as Treasurer for 4 years before becoming the Chair in 2009.

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