Vice President for Strategic Research, Salesforce
With the company for ten years, he began talking with Marc Benioff about platform-as-a-service concepts thirteen years ago, while Peter was Technology Editor at eWEEK: prior to those eighteen years as an industry analyst and columnist, he was the first Manager for Desktop Computing at The Aerospace Corporation, where he also worked in space-asset applications of AI techniques. Before that, he held various project management roles with Exxon in locations ranging from the Gulf of Mexico to the Beaufort Sea.
Peter received his engineering degree from MIT in 1978, and his MBA from Pepperdine in 1985, after which he joined the Pepperdine faculty as an instructor for their course in IT management; he has also lectured at UCLA, Stanford, CalTech, Harvard Business School, and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He currently consults with three U.S. universities on curriculum and degree programs in analytics and big data.