Robert Matney is a Managing Director for New Knowledge. He has defined, developed, and supported emerging technologies since 2000, and has founded several technology and arts companies. Robert studied philosophy and literature at The University of Texas at Austin, and is an expert on topics at the intersection of the Internet, culture, communications, and art, including regular appearances at SXSW Interactive and the Blackfriars Conferences. He is an author of the 2018 Senate Intelligence Committee Disinformation Report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, and has provided featured content and keynotes on the topic of disinformation and brand integrity for an array of conferences, summits and events.
Robert is also the Technology Director for Hidden Room Theatre and a Board Trustee for Austin Shakespeare, and an award-winning stage/voice actor and director with various companies.