Bob Bishop spent 40 years in the technical, engineering and scientific computing business, and was responsible for building and operating the international aspects of Silicon Graphics Inc., Apollo Computer Inc., and Digital Equipment Corporation. To accomplish this task, he lived with his family in five countries: USA, Australia, Japan, Germany and Switzerland. He was Chairman and CEO of SGI from 1999 to 2005.
Bishop has been involved in a wide range of global initiatives including the advisory boards for EU's Human Brain Project, National ICT Australia (NICTA), Multimedia Super Corridor of Malaysia, University Tenaga Nasional (Uniten), and UCLA's Laboratory for Neural Imaging (LONI). He is a Fellow of the Australian Davos Connection and an elected member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Bishop earned a B.S. (First Class Honors) in mathematical physics from the University of Adelaide, Australia, an M.S. from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, and received his D.S. honoris causa from the University of Queensland.
In 2006, Dr. Bishop was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal for his role in building simulation facilities that helped NASA’s space shuttle fleet return-to-flight after the 2003 Columbia disaster.
Bishop is Chairman & Founder of BBWORLD Consulting Services Sàrl and President & Founder of The ICES Foundation (International Centre for Earth Simulation), both Geneva-based organizations.