Bob Bishop spent 40 years in the technical, engineering, and scientific computing business and was responsible for building and operating the international aspects of Silicon Graphics Inc., Apollo Computer Inc., and Digital Equipment Corp. To accomplish this task, he lived with his family in five countries: the USA, Australia, Japan, Germany, and Switzerland. He was chairman and CEO of SGI from 1999 to 2005.
Today, Bob remains involved in a range of global initiatives: he is a Fellow of the Australian Davos Connection, an elected member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, and serves on the advisory boards for National ICT Australia (NICTA) and EPFL's Blue Brain Project. Previously, he served on the advisory boards of the Multimedia Super Corridor in Malaysia, University Tenaga Nasional in Malaysia (Uniten), and UCLA's Laboratory for Neural Imaging (LONI).
Bob earned a BS (First Class Honors) in Mathematical Physics from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and an MS from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, and received his DS honoris causa from the University of Queensland.
In 2006, Bob was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal for his role in delivering simulation facilities that helped NASA's space-shuttle fleet return-to-flight after the 2003 Columbia disaster.
Bob is chairman and founder of BBWORLD Consulting Services S rl, and president and founder of the ICES Foundation, both Geneva-based organizations.