Robert Schukai is Senior Vice President, Identity Solutions at Mastercard. He is responsible for the technical design, execution, and support of innovative identity solutions to enable people to validate and authenticate themselves digitally in both payment and non-payment transactions.
Prior to his current role, Bob was the Global Head of Design for Digital Identity Solutions and Head of Applied Innovation for Thomson Reuters. Focus areas included cognitive computing, financial technology, blockchain, user experience, and digital identity.
From 2005-2010, Bob was the Vice President of Wireless/Broadband Technologies for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. During that time, he was responsible for global research and development activities in the areas of mobile/wireless, broadband, Internet protocol television (IPTV) and games.
Bob spent eighteen years working for Motorola, Inc., in the United States and United Kingdom. In his last role at Motorola, he served as director of global 3G strategy and business development for Motorola, overseeing global strategy and business development activities for 3G handsets.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Masters degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University. He is a long-term member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
In 2014, he was named a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s 2014 New Year Honours List for services to British trade and investment and for promotion of STEM education.