Green Festival Speakers
Rob Kramer has been a successful entrepreneur and executive in the media, technology, environmental, and non-profit sectors. He is the CEO and co-creator of HipSwap – a fast growing peer-to-peer marketplace for mobile and web. Kramer is also co-founder of PopRule and Campaign Live. PopRule is a technology company that creates mobile / web applications and platforms for consumer, political and non-profit brands.
He has consulted for various companies in the sustainable business and water sectors including Johnson Diversey, Cydcor and Product Partners. Previously, he was CEO of Uprizer, Inc., an Intel-funded peer-to-peer enterprise software company that sold in 2005. From 1993 to 1999, Kramer was co-Founder and CEO of Moving Pixels (now Public VFX) www.publicvfx.com, an independent computer animation studio in Los Angeles. Since 2003, he has been Chairman of Global Water Trust, a Santa Monica based non-profit that provides clean safe water to school children throughout the developing world. GWT has provided clean safe water to over 10,000 people in Bangladesh, Nepal and Kenya.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Sustainable Business Council www.sustainblebc.org and on the Los Angeles Committee for Global Green USA. He has been a featured speaker on water-related issues at numerous universities including MIT, Stanford, UCLA, and Brown. In 2006, he wrote and produced the documentary film, “ARSENIC: The Largest Mass Poisoning in History,” which premiered at 20th Century Fox Studios in 2006. He has attended the Aspen Institute Socrates Program as a sponsored participant with an expertise in global water issues.