About Bob Stewart

innovention adviser


“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” ~ Zig Ziglar


In an era where change is accelerating faster than industries are capable of reacting, competitors race past legacy establishment execution models oft leaving solid management teams wondering what just happened.

Bob Stewart Veteran Chief Technology Officer

Dramatically accelerating outcomes oft requires rethinking strategy, organization, capabilities, and culture.

Engage Bob and his network to get results fast. With so much at stake, why not schedule a free initial videoconference today!

Aligning disparate departments within organizations, each with competing perspectives, with your business objectives is my bailiwick.

Let’s reinvent solutions together with proven transformative processes, and market making alliances, tailored to make your mission.

LinkedIN@BobStewart & @CTO
Chief Product & Innovation Officer
Executive Chairman at EXOCHAIN PBC
Pro-bono Board Member & Pro-bono CTO at the
Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety

even the best-laid plans strain under success

as markets grow so grow the challenges

What about Bob?

In the face of ever-expanding demands and advancements in technology landscapes and customer expectations, for decades I’ve helped management teams make better products at lower costs with higher engagement in shorter timeframes.

By providing innovative executive command and control systems, I assist management teams in aligning business objectives and delivery teams to converge performance objectives within a customized systems development life cycle. Achieving product-market fit quickly, drives customer onboarding, adoption, and organic growth.

“We cannot predict the future. But we can create it.” ~ Jim Collins


  • Achieve meaningful security for cryptographic protocols in the presence of an adversary that may directly tamper with a victim’s machine.
  • Guarantee that security is preserved even if applications are run on a compromised machine.
  • Develop systems that resist exfiltration of secret information from a compromised machine.
  • Control permissioned access to information beyond walls.
  • Legally enforce data protections across custodial and time boundary condition changes.

exponential feature and market growth 

requires complexity management mechanisms


Bob is the primary author and publisher of the popular “open-source” Open Systems Development Life Cycle wiki (OpenSDLC) which provides a consistent peer-reviewed framework for the planning, definition, design, implementation, testing and operational deployment of hardware, software and management systems supporting enterprise-class technology products, services, programs, and projects. OpenSDLC is a Rational Unified Process (RUP) integrated, Capabilities Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) International Standards Organization (ISO) quality, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for Platform as a Service (PaaS) Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Software as a Service (SaaS) on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) systems.


Robert E. Stewart, Sr., is a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Technology Officer of the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety. (ACRES). I care for a non-profit multi-sector alliance working in the public interest, bringing together diverse stakeholders from across the clinical research enterprise and harnessing their expertise and investments to collaboratively build an open, integrated global system, based on principles of Accountable Research™.  This system, employs integrated information technologies and interoperable standards, policies and practices across the global drug development enterprise, and is enhancing safety, quality and efficiency worldwide and industry-wide to benefit all stakeholders, especially patients.

Nationally aired segment featuring Bob, ACRES, BlueCloud, and Exochain PBC.


Robert most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer and as an elected member of the Board of Directors of Sonavation, Inc.  In November of 2012, Bob joined Sonavation as the company’s Chief Product Officer, a role he held for two years. In 2014 Bob was then asked to become the COO and soon thereafter asked again to also serve the Shareholders on the Board of Directors.

Led development of next-generation biometric mobile and IoT sensors.


Bob was instrumental in turning the company’s products around, focusing efforts on the delivery of the company’s IDkey consumer and enterprise devices.

Bob drove explorations that subsequently achieving breakthrough advancements in ultrasonic sensor capabilities leading to the launch of Sonavation’s flagship SonicTouch sensor and related trustworthy biometric solutions.

Developed a multifactor authentication device long before Everykey.


At Sonavation Bob held roles leading the Product, Research, Engineering, Manufacturing, Development, Quality, Information Technology, and Program Management teams.

Bob was formerly Chief Technologist of the Global Security Solutions Group at EMC. He also founded contract security company Maine Guard and co-founded cyber-privacy company VitalLock. Previously Mr. Stewart led the design, development and operational deployment of several search, data mining, and entity linking products.  Bob specializes in the design of fault-tolerant hardware and software solutions to address the most challenging data-intensive problems.

Current interests include defensive cyber capabilities, geospatial ISR sensor processing, intelligent meta-data discovery and profiling, fusion and exploitation of sensor arrays for situational awareness and a high throughput meshed-edge mobile computing platforms. Stewart has strategically guided business and Internet-related code development for Adobe, AgentVI, AVC, Boeing, BT, CBS, CMGI, CNET, CyberMedica, Disney, EMC, ESRI, Facebook, Fidelity, Gomez, Hyundai, ICST, Intuit, Kodak, Motorola, MyWay, NFL, Ribbit, Seesmic, SearchMe, Twitter, VerifiedPerson, Viximo, VRmedia, AltaVista Zip2 and others.


In the past, Bob served Malcolm Baldridge award-winning Motorola’s $1B Internet and Networking Group where, during his tenure there, the head of Motorola Quality named him Internet Chief Technology Officer.  While there Bob also earned Motorola’s highest individual contributor information technology ladder ranking of Strategic Adviser Technical Analyst.  At Motorola Bob established and directed cross-functional teams to develop and deploy highly secure and federally audited Internet-centric, x509v3 encrypted communications systems.  Bob joined Motorola’s Multi-service Networking Division as a contractor focused on integrated call center and strategic services marketing support systems and was their first named “Webmaster”.

“Success is not to be pursued; rather attracted by the person you become.” ~ Jim Rohn

Bob Stewart was Chief Technology Officer for John Sculley’s Verified Person, a deep background screening concern located in New York City where he led and reorganized outsourced development and software quality operations.  Bob drove the web service enablement of Verified Person’s multi-terabyte data warehouse service providing an arbitrage effect of efficiencies which catalyzed market growth for both customers and channel partners including Wackenhut, Taleo, Walmart and several OGA’s.

Bob Stewart was also Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of CyberMedica where he was the original Chief Technology Officer and Vice President before he purchased the company’s entire intellectual property portfolio and remaining assets in 2002.  Bob subsequently worked with the WHO to use CyberMedica to improve responsible research around the world and participated as standards provider of peer-reviewed infrastructure platforms for technology to deliver secure open-systems for collaborative scientific research for biotechnology and pharmaceutical discoveries.

CyberMedica is Bob’s open-source legacy to advance cures for cancer.


Bob also earned global recognition as the Chief Technology Officer for CMGI’s portfolio companies Zip2.com, PlanetDirect.com, and MyWay.com which was ranked a ‘Top-25 Portal’ during his tenure.  Stewart was responsible for all aspects of software and platform development, operations, engineering, research, corporate information technology and product technical delivery for CMGI’s personal portal business units where he managed a worldwide staff of over 180 professionals.

Bob in the 90’s paving the path for customizable portals before anyone.


Bob has served as an investment adviser with a number of venture capital firms in North America and Europe. He has also been involved, both as an investment adviser and a transition manager, in substantial M&A activity including a $220M acquisition from BellSouth and a $290M acquisition from Compaq (now HP).

Stewart Clan

Bob & Alison Stewart

“I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” ~ Abraham Lincoln


Stewardship appeal campaign for non-profit efforts of ACRES Global.


Bob on Bloomberg discussing Apple’s implementation of biometrics.


Pitching Sonavation’s industry-leading technology to Robert Scoble.


Sleeves-up coding solutions to resolve future problems for all…


Bob’s entrepreneurial spirit started several technology services companies in the early nineties including VRmedia Internet Publishing Corporation, Maine Multimedia Corporation, and Advanced Visual Communications, Inc. Before that he served for several years as the Production Director of a family owned, national magazine American Angler and book publisher, Northland Press, Inc. which he joined shortly after his studies in computer programming (JCL & COBOL) for Management Information Systems at the University of New England where he was dual-enrolled in both his Junior and Senior years of High School. Bob was one of the first “white-hat” hackers having found vulnerabilities in the School Districts, Town’s, and University’s systems, he was subsequently hired by the University to proctor the computer lab and fix their exposures.


Bob also holds State of Maine Certifications of Firefighter I & II, HazMat Operations Level, is FEMA NIMS 100, 200, 400, & 700 Certified, is a former Dive Team Member, and was once a credentialed Arson Investigator, Nationally Registered EMT and trained Surf Rescue Boat Captain.

Email me anytime: bob (at) bobstewart (dot) com



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