Robert F. Smallwood is an American technologist, educator, novelist and playwright. He is a frequent keynote speaker and has developed an outstanding international reputation in the information governance (IG) and e-records management industry segments. He has published over 100 articles in computer trade journals, yet his first book was his story about surviving Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He completed a 20-city U.S. book tour and was interviewed on NPR, BBC, and C-SPAN/BookTV. He then wrote a theatrical play that was performed as a staged reading in New Orleans, revised, and then published, followed by a novel, and a biz/tech book. Three new biz/tech books were published by Wiley & Sons from 2012-2014 on the topic of Information Governance and electronic records management. These books are being used to teach IG to corporate professionals as well as graduate students at universities from University of Oxford to San Jose State and other major universities.
Smallwood is a world traveler always seeking adventure. He's lived in Mexico, sailed the Caribbean, toured Cuba staying with local families, run with the bulls in Pamplona, crossed the Continental Divide in Panama, skydived, and scuba dived. Always an innovator, Robert has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and exploration, and brings his unique business and technology insights to the table to assist leading organizations and Fortune 500 corporations.