Meet Robert Duvall
It’s not just talk – Robert Duvall lives, works, and plays in Milton’s Beaty neighbourhood since moving to Milton from East York over 10 years ago with his wife and two stepsons. As an entrepreneur, Rob owns and operates Robert Duvall Consulting Inc. (“RDC Networks”), an I.T. consulting business also located in Milton and have been Milton Chamber of Commerce members since 2009. Rob started his business in 2004 after working for over a decade, teaching technology across North America for Compumaster/Skillpath Seminars. Rob is often called upon by his peers in the Tech community for technology speaking engagements and has been featured in several magazine articles.
Rob was nominated as Business Person of the Year 2010 by the Milton Chamber of and won Business of the Year in 2014! Rob was nominated as one of the People You Should Know in Milton for 2012 by DiscoverMilton as well as being featured in Businesses Who Give Back to Milton in 2013.
Rob is also a classically trained pianist trained at the Royal Ontario Conservatory of Music. Rob’s wife Carol also spends a significant amount of time volunteering, serving two years on the Board of the United Way of Milton, co-founding Milton Business Connections, a local small business networking group (retired) that held yearly charities for the Milton District Hospital and the United Way of Milton, and is now a local Milton realtor with Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty.
Since moving to Milton, Rob and Carol’s charities have raised over $15,000 for local charities in Milton.
Mostly recently, Rob was co-host of TEDxMilton, an independently operated TED Talks put on my local Milton residents and held on September 23, 2017 at the FirstOntario Arts Centre. This was the 3rd TEDxMilton performance organized and held in Milton by Rob and his TEDxMilton crew of volunteers.
My Role in the Milton Community
Rob is honoured to be a member in good standing, of several boards that shape Milton’s future:
· Chair of the Board for MEDAC (“Milton Economic Development Advisory Committee”),
· Board Member Conservation Halton
· Board Member, Milton Library Board
· Committee Member, Advanced Manufacturing Cluster
· Board Member, HalTech Regional Innovation Centre – retired
· Member, Silicon Halton
· Committee Member – Milton Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Week – retired
· Committee Member – Milton Chamber of Commerce, Community Awards Gala
Rob and his wife Carol regularly support local charities by holding yearly charity wine tasting events at local establishments in Milton and well as their personal support to the Milton District Hospital Foundation. In 2018, the 5th Annual Charity Wine Tasting event held at Casa Americo on Main Street in Milton raised $2,500 for the Milton District Hospital Foundation.
And in my spare time……
Rob also appeared on the weekly political show #TheIssue with host Mark Carr in 2014 representing the voice of the Milton community on the TV Cogeco show which aired LIVE on Tuesday nights on channels 14 and HD channel 700 (check out some of the videos on the #TheIssue tab on this website).
From 2012-2013, Rob hosted a weekly TV show on TVCogeco that aired each Fall in Milton, Burlington, Oakville, Georgetown, Rockwood and Hamilton called Halton Tech Today. Halton Tech Today aims at revealing the companies across Halton that are operating on the forefront of today’s technology. From the development of new technologies to the implementation of innovative software and systems, Halton Tech Today is focused on highlighting the best that Silicon Halton has to offer. (Videos are available on the HalTech Today YouTube Channel). The show is currently on hiatus until 2019.