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  1. My heart is broken over the loss of Rob. If anyone could always put a smile on my face, it was him. His abundant energy, enthusiasm, and ability to never seem to suffer from jet lag always amazed me. The ISACA world will not be the same without him. Many hugs to you, Connie.

  2. I am still in shock learning that I will not be able to talk with Rob anymore. He was one of the most passionate people I have ever met in my professional life with a razorsharp opinion and a wonderful sense of humor. I will truly miss him. My sincere condolences to his wife and his family.

  3. The world is a sadder place today, Rob could always bring a ray of sunshine to a room, a crazy lunatic one minute and the respected professional the next. A loving husband and doting Grandad. His passion and enthusiasm for ISACA is unrivalled. Our thoughts are with you Connie and your family, sending you all our love from the UK. RIP Rob, you will be sorely missed. Karen and Mike

  4. Thank you for your passion and energy. Rest in peace. Our condolences to his family in these difficult times.

  5. ISACA just lost a superb leader, and I lost a best friend. I will always remember Rob’s endless energy and passion, willingness to serve and to share. He would rarely turn down an invitation to speak at a conference, workshop, or special event around the world, and certainly had supported the ISACA China Hong Kong Chapter in numerous occasions. I consider him one of my best friends because we shared the same vision and are willing to go out of the way to support each other. My heart goes out to his wife, Connie, and his family. I will be in New York this weekend to see him off. Be good in Heaven my friend, until I arrive!

  6. You just couldnΓÇÖt help but be in a good mood when Rob was around. His energy and sense of fun was contagious. My deepest condolences to the Stroud family.

  7. The world has lost a wonderful man. A family man, committed to his values and who lived through his values. Connie, I cannot begin to imagine what you and your family are going through. We all here with you both in spirit and in person. RIP Robert. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

  8. Rob was a good friend and a great guy. His wit, personality and constant ability to keep a crowd entertained while learning will be missed. Spent many times on stage presenting with him. A great guy lost too soon. God Bless the entire family. ITIL and DevOps people are saddened by this event.

  9. Rob was such a bright light anywhere he went. His clients were amazed by his passion and knowledge. He was one of my favorite colleagues at Forrester and I am devastated to hear this news. Please know just how wonderful of a person he was.

  10. My condolences to Connie and the entire Stroud family. I posted a picture of the first board meeting I attended in Brussels in 2016. Rob is right there. He made me feel very welcome and I always enjoyed talking with him and hearing his stories. He will be missed by the ISACA family.

  11. ISACA has lost an unbelievable champion and the world has lost a great individual. Rob’s infectious cheerfulness and energy made it difficult to not get caught up in his enthusiasm. My deepest condolences to Connie and the family. He will greatly missed without a doubt. Rest in peace, Rob.

  12. I knew Rob for a short two years but considered him a good friend nonetheless. He sat next to me amidst the open cube farm that is Forrester’s dreary New York office when he visited the city. Let me tell you, he brought life to an otherwise lifeless office. He always lifted my spirits even when he was being loud (which was his natural state). On those days when I was grinding away at some report and had to concentrate, he would have a good laugh standing up and seeing my headphones on after he’d gotten off a client call. He would make some self-deprecating joke and gesture and chortle. Loved him. Will miss him. My heartfelt condolences.

  13. I am so sad for Rob’s passing. He was a mentor, a coach, a colleague, a FRIEND. We spent some time together at CA Technologies (he in NYC and I was in Spain) and then we shared many, many time together with ISACA. I had the honor of serving at the Board of Directors under his guidance and we were quite recently in touch talking about career changes, the future,…We shared so many stages around the planet, so many presentations, so much fun and loads of laughs.I am sorry since the world has lost a leader, a star, an excellent human being. And we all pray for his family. My best wishes and all the support goes for Connie (who I met as Conchita since we share the same language).Rest in peace, my friend. You are gone too soon and you are already missed.God will have Robert by His side. Of course.Rams├⌐s

  14. Thanks for all your unconditional support over the years. All of us here in China and Hong Kong will remember you as a great leader, mentor, teacher, and friend. You will remain as part of our family, always, wherever you are! Rest in peace, and one day we will all meet again.

  15. I had the pleasure to work with Rob during his time at Forrester. His energy and passion was contagious. My favourite memory of him was when he was in the London and we had an ‘accent off’ – HIs Scottish accent being marginally better than my Australian. The world has lost a true gentlemen and I send my deepest condolences to his family.

  16. Rob was always there, wherever I met him around the world, with a kind word, a hug, and a great idea. He was generous with his thinking and his time and treated everyone as being valued and worthy of attention. I know people who met him only once who were still hit by his departure from us. Even when you knew him professionally you knew how important his family was to him. A lot of us did know and admire him professionally because he was such a key figure both across specialisms and across national borders. We loved this guy.

  17. My condolences to the entire Stroud family. I met Rob first in Wellington, NZ at an ISACA conference and had the pleasure to host him at an ISACA Auckland event the next day. This was just the beginning of many rewarding interactions such as committee meetings, conferences, etc. in Oceania&Asia (Tokyo, Adelaide), Europe (Munich, Copenhagen, Brussels). I last met Rob a couple of month ago at EuroCACS in Edinburgh where it has been an incredible pleasure to listening to his inspiring thoughts, ideas and innovations. Rest in peace, Rob.

  18. I met Rob on a number of occasions at conferences and other events across the globe. I never had the privilege of working with him directly but his help, guidance and wonderful insight was invaluable to me and I always loved watching him speak on the podium. A hugely charismatic guy that reached out and made everybody feel welcome. We will all miss him. Thank you Rob for being you, we will all miss you.

  19. My most sincere condolences to Connie and the entire Stroud family. Rob was a rockstar to most of us and he will be greatly missed personally and professionally. I will be forever grateful for the time he would carve out to take a call stop or have a chat when we saw each other at conferences around the world. I feel lucky and blessed to have known him. Rest in Peace Rob

  20. I met Rob 20 years ago and he became an instant friend. I will miss him very much. What I will always remember about Rob was the way that he went through life with a smile and with humor. He was very generous with his time and he loved to be around people and contribute wherever he could. You could always count on Rob when you needed advice or help with something, really anything. And of course the contributions and expertise that he brought to his chosen profession are unmatched. My heart goes out to Connie and RobΓÇÖs entire family.

  21. I’ve known Rob for 15 years from his time at CA through Forrester and recently at XebiaLabs. Last time I saw him was in June in London and we were laughing and joking about my company’s quirky socks (which he proudly wore!) Rob had an infectious passion for his craft and his family and he will be missed both personally and professionally. There are no words to describe the shock of this unspeakable tragedy and I pray for some sense of peace and comfort for his family in the coming times. He was truly one of a kind. Jayne Groll and the DevOps Institute team

  22. I have known Rob for 15 years since his CA days and we would regularly meet at events all over the world. He always had an interesting point of view on topics, a sad loss.

  23. Rob you will be in our hearts and minds for ever. Connie, Josh, Kyle, Alli, Ayden, Haylee, Jeremy we are with at through this tragic time.

  24. I am in complete Shock and I know he will be greatly missed my his family and friends. I have be a conference ( mostly ITFMA) buddy for over 15 years. I admired Rob tremendously and enjoyed his company always. It will never be the same. The good die much too young.

  25. Since joining ISACA, Rob was a mentor and a friend to me. I always appreciated his guidance, delivered with his keen humor. I will miss him dearly.

  26. A great loss to me and the entire ISACA Community.Rob was a committed volunteer and leader sold out to ISACA. Someone I personally looked up to for over 14 years that I have been involved with ISACA ΓÇô ISACA has lost its own gallant hero. Always sacrificing his time to serve ISACA and its community.Rob leaves an indelible mark within the ISACA community as well as to me, who had an honour and opportunity to work with such a remarkable ISACA pioneer.My heartfelt condolences to Connie Auzzie Poots Eskoots [a loving mother figure to me], their sons, grandchildren and the entire Stroud family. Our prayers and thoughts are with them during this time!We shall ever cherish your legacy at ISACA!

  27. What fun we had meeting at events, laughing, discussing, contemplating…then you joined our team at Forrester in October 2015. And the fun continued! Now being on the same ‘side’ we really kicked you know what. I has been a great journey and I cherish every moment.

  28. The world has shifted again, the machinations of the universe incomprehensible. There are no specific words, and to you Connie and family, all I can give you is the knowing of another soul Robert touched.From my earliest career days to sharing the stage with you at conferences, to sometimes being the only two Aussies at the bar, to the support and confidence you gave, to your witty and laconic style. To the challenges you presented, to the experience you shared. To being an admiral of the fleet in our industry. To the person that became a friend. The way your face lit up when you talked of your beautiful Connie, the smiles and laughs you exuded in your kids and joy in becoming a grandfather. To your Joie de vivre!I will miss both your serious intent and your cheeky one liners. Dressing up for a great debate will never be the same again. Can’t blow bubbles to your performance anymore but raising a glass or two tonight in your honour.Not sure what kind of services they have on the other side mate, just remember to keep your halo polished enough to send a glow or two down to us now and again. Love and blessings to you Robert xo.

  29. Rob always brought a fizz into the room, as well as his deep knowledge and his enthusiasm to share that knowledge with wit and insight. He will be missed by everyone whose life he touched. It was my pleasure to know and work with him. Heartfelt condolences to Connie and family.

  30. Sadly, Rob will really be missed. I had the privilege working with Rob at ISACA during my service on the International Board and on the Strategic Advisory Council. Rob always brought fresh new ideas together with new technology trends and issues for our consideration. Talking with Rob was always refreshing, stimulating and enjoyable. His untimely passing leaves a big hole in our organization and our hearts. Anne and I send our deepest sympathies to Connie and other members of RobΓÇÖs family.

  31. Rob was and always will be one of my best friends! Like everyone who was fortunate to know him, I am absolutely shattered. He was always so positive, intelligent, witty, and generally wonderful! All of Rob’s Forrester family bestow our love and condolences to Connie and the family he adored. I regret that a bad cold kept me from his memorial service. Anyone who ever met the great Rob Stroud is a far better person as a result! His positive impact on the world was enormous!

  32. ItSMF Australia was deeply saddened to learn of RobΓÇÖs passing. Over the years he has been very supportive, a great colleague and strong friends with many of our community. Our deepest sympathy to his family. He will be sorely missed – RIP

  33. We are still in shock. I new Rob since more than 20 years. An always good friend and comrade. I remember a lot of stories we went through together in our work for ISACA. I will never forget him.Our heartfelt condolences to Connie, their sons, grandchildren and the entire Stroud family. My and Daniela’s prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult time!

  34. Rob was a great friend and supporter to the UK & Ireland Chapter, making many visits to speak at Chapter events. Rob will be missed, but never forgotten.

  35. Many thanks for your friendship, we could always count on you to make us smile. You will be forever in our thoughts and in our hearts.

  36. Robert E. Stroud is a well-respected, professional colleague of mine and others at Gartner. I am saddened by this news and will keep his family in my prayers. Robert was a friendly, good-natured human being, who often shared stories with me about his family. I will miss him.

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