Robert Lau

Chief Operating Officer for Global Emerging Markets

With far-reaching knowledge and decades of proven experience across Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa, Robert Lau is passionate about the power of innovation to transform business and economic growth. As Chief Operating Officer for Global Emerging Markets, Robert leverages expertise in enterprise technology spanning early research and development in AI as well as leadership at breakthrough companies including Portal, ArcSight, Splunk, and Elasticsearch.

A serial entrepreneur-executive, Robert holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from Texas A&M University and has completed graduate studies in Computer Science at Stanford University, with a focus on AI. After creating market-changing results as Elastic’s Founding EVP of APAC and Japan, Robert spent a year traveling the globe, exploring historic and cultural sites across the continents and reveling in the auroras at Norway’s Arctic Rim.