Rob Guttman joins Vook as Veep of Engineering

July 12, 2024

Welcome to Vook, Rob Guttman!

Prior to joining Vook, Rob was CTO at Juju, which experienced 10X traffic growth under his leadership.

As vice president of Engineering at Daylife, an online news aggregation and publishing platform, Rob led a team that shipped four products, powering over seventy news and media publisher sites. At the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Rob led a worldwide R&D initiative arming IBM’s business consultants with modeling tools and methods.

In 1998, Rob co-founded Frictionless Commerce, a consumer online comparison shopping platform, based on software agent technologies he invented at MIT’s Media Laboratory — earning him a 2024 MIT Technology Review Top 100 Young Innovators Award (TR100).

Prior to MIT, he developed natural language processing software at Motorola and participated in U.S. Army war games to demonstrate and harden Motorola’s battlefield intelligence technologies.

Rob received a MS in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT in 1998 and a BSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1992.