Chief Information Officer
Social Security Administration
6401 Security Boulevard
400 Altmeyer Building
Rob Klopp is the Chief Information Officer for the Social Security Administration. Rob’s started at the Agency as the CTO in January of 2015 and assumed the role of CIO and DC of Systems the following August. Rob was recruited by the United States Digital Services team specifically to support the Agency.
He comes to Baltimore from the Silicon Valley where he has worked for both large software enterprises and for smaller start-ups. You may know of some of the start-ups. Greenplum, for example, was acquired by EMC and Teradata is now a leading company in the relational database and data warehouse markets. Rob spent nearly two years based in Switzerland as the EMC/Greenplum CTO for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Other start-ups were too small to make the news. He also worked in the consulting services space for EDS, now part of HP, and for what is now KPMG, as well as in his own boutique consultancy. He founded a little software start-up that was sold to a large database company. Finally, Rob started his career out of college in the Government arena with the State of California where he was a mainframe systems programmer.
Within these firms, Rob has filled both technical and executive roles; sometimes facing the engineering and product side of the business and sometimes facing the end-users, but always with both feet grounded in the technology.
Rob also publishes a popular blog on database technology: the Database Fog Blog; which can be found at http://skylandtech.net/.