Principals

Rob Steir

Rob is a co-founder of Frontline Waste, a waste-to-energy company, focused on developing countries and islands, featuring a 20-100 tons/day slow-pyrolysis solution. He is also a consultant for Ocean Recovery Alliance where he was the main author of a January 2020 United Nations-funded report “Crafting High-Impact Voluntary Commitments to Prevent and Reduce Marine Litter.

(CAPP Co-Founder)

Doug Woodring

Based in Hong Kong, Doug is the Founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance, a non-profit organisation focused on bringing innovation solutions, technology, collaborations and policy together to impact positive improvements for the health of the ocean. He was the winner of the prestigious 2018 Prince Albert Prize for Innovative Philanthropy for his work with the ocean.

(CAPP Co-Founder)

Katrina Pugh

Katrina is on the faculty at Columbia University’s Information and Knowledge Strategy Master of Science Program . She researches and leads networks seeking to innovate and scale up knowledge globally. She is on the board of LYRASIS, a global open source non-profit, and has written three books on collaboration, including:


Sharing Hidden Know-How (Jossey-Bass/Wiley)

Smarter Innovation (Ark Group) 

(CAPP Co-Founder)

Arno Boersma
Arno is a founding partner of Island Impact, a strategy firm for islands. A knowledge strategist, Arno worked for various multinational firms and development agencies. He was the director of UNDP’s Center of Excellence for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Development States.
(CAPP Co-Founder)
Simon Trussler

Simon is a digital experience expert and information architect for IKnow, LLC, a firm focused on information and knowledge design. Simon was the former Chief Knowledge Officer and consulting Partner at Boston Consulting Group (UK, Sweden, US) and an SVP at Health Dialog. 

Our Partners

Damir Simunic

Influent Solutions

Darmir is Director of Project Management for Influent Solutions. Trained in electrical engineering and psychology, Damir has 35years professional experience in designing and delivering web applications. He has built cross-browser collaboration environments for user communities ranging in size to hundreds of thousands. Damir is a national of both Croatia and Switzerland.

Sierra Clouse

Sierra is a Senior Business Development Analyst at Microsoft. She is an expert in both collaboration and information findability. She has nonprofit leadership experience in water access and the global fight against human-trafficking. She currently volunteers in Microsoft’s

sustainability programs. 

Bianca Peters

Island Impact


Bianca is a founding partner of Island Impact. She was senior advisor to the Prime Minister of Aruba on innovation and sustainable development. She founded 360º of Innovation and is on the steering committee of Local2030 Island Network.



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