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Robert D. Blackwell Jr. – CEO & Founder, EKI Digital

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A process and technology transformation industry leader with a career spanning nearly 30 years, Robert Blackwell Jr. has cultivated Electronic Knowledge Interchange (EKI) into a leading management and technology consulting firm well-known for its ability to respond to complex business challenges with efficient, intelligent and innovative solutions. EKI-Digital, has helped some of the largest public and private sector organizations gain measurable efficiency gains leveraging process and technology modernization. Robert has significant experience in leveraging technology to identify fractional gains in efficiency that lead to large savings in very large organizations.

Starting at IBM in 1981, Blackwell began his long career in building innovative systems that improve business operations. With a passion for entrepreneurship, he went on to found several Chicago-based companies, including Urban Fishing Development, Bytewise International and Blackwell Consulting Services. For several years Robert was a trader specializing in writing models and executing trading strategies.

Blackwell currently serves on the executive committee of the Choose Chicago, is Vice Chairman of the Chicago Sports Commission, Chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Committee, a board member of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and is active in the Executive’s Club of Chicago and the Business Leadership Council. He has also been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Blackwell also serves on the board of several civic organizations.

Interview Air Date: May 8th, 2017


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