About Me

Rob Gonda - HeadshotRob Gonda is currently a Corporate Vice President within the IT Solutions Organization. In his role, Rob leads the company’s digital technology strategy with a vision of providing superior experiences for all customers by always being situationally aware and contextually relevant. He is responsible for enabling the best customer experience by building state-of-the-art interfaces and globally scalable integrated digital solutions; while also focused on leading a data-driven culture powered by a global data platform, analytical applications and providing data science services that enable necessary intelligence for our system to thrive.

Rob has 20+ years of experience in digital experiences, business management and consulting, branding and advertising for clients such as Coca-Cola, Chrysler Group, Unilever, Diageo, Target and others. His areas of specialty include systematic innovation management, strategic planning, foresight, as well as enterprise application solutions, big data and product and service design. Rob has been an active thought leader in the industry giving keynotes and speaking at dozens of international conferences such as SXSW and Cannes Lions, multiple TV appearances, authoring books and articles, and chairing digital, marketing, and technology industry associations.

Prior to joining McDonald’s, Rob held the position of Global Head of Innovation with Sapient where he was globally responsible for establishing technology standards, managing technology lifecycles, ensuring delivery excellence, running innovation workshops and strategic planning for top clients and leading the innovation labs.