Robin Bloor is a leading advocate for data algebra. He has more than 30 years of experience in the world of big data and information management, and is an influential and respected researcher and commentator on many corporate IT issues and strategies. Robin is the founder of Bloor Research, an IT analyst company based in the UK and cofounder of the US analyst company, The Bloor Group.
He is the author of several books on a variety of topics, including e-commerce, service management and cloud computing. His most recent book is The Algebra of Data: A Foundation for the Data Economy (2015), which he co-authored with Gary J. Sherman, PhD, the mathematician who invented the algebra of data. As an analyst for The Bloor Group and Bloor Research, Robin has written scores of white papers, research reports and columns. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary PhD in computer science by the UK’s Wolverhampton University, in recognition of his “Services to the IT Industry.”