As startup liaison for Rackspace, the leading managed cloud computing company, Robert Scoble traveled the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace’s startup program. He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators, and reports what he learns in books (“The Age of Context,” coauthored with Forbes writer Shel Israel), YouTube, and many social media sites, where he’s followed by millions of people.

Robert grew up in Silicon Valley and has been building online communities since 1985. In 2000, he started his technology blog, Scobleizer. From 2003-2006, he worked at Microsoft as an evangelist and one of the five guys who started Microsoft’s famous Channel9 video community. The real-time streaming Web allows Robert to keep in touch with thousands of technology and business innovators all around the world.