Digital & Strategy Advisory

Robert Schaffner

Collaboration and Innovation Advisor

Robert spent more than 20 years working at the intersection of business and innovation. He has extensive experience in the area of ICT-related technologies, communication, sales, skills, and leadership training. He is an experienced course designer and developer, and shows his great skills as Certified Cisco Systems Instructor (CCSI) #93088 by lecturing in advanced Cisco Systems courses for engineers around the world.

Robert is a networking expert as well. He has been a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE #2019), a certification that is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry.

He is a coauthor of the highly successful book, Get in the Boat: A Journey to Relevance (2018), which addresses the number 1 issue preventing companies from realizing the value of digital transformation. This International Best Seller faces the challenges head-on, helping business leaders and technologists to have a bright future in the same boat.

Robert has been a NEXI team member since 2007, and provides consulting and development services to complex clients.

He loves meeting new people and new cultures all over the world, and finding new opportunities in business and life, mastering new challenges for self-growth.


“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”