GM of Robotics, X (formerly Google[x])
Hans Peter is a high-tech leader and successful entrepreneur who has spent his career at the intersection of technology innovation and empowering individuals. He has created several novel, category defining products and businesses over the last 25 years.
Currently GM of Robotics at X (formerly Google[x]), he leads a top-secret robotics moonshot. Prior to joining X Hans Peter was a senior executive at Nokia/HERE where he co-led a new product innovation business unit with teams in Silicon Valley, LA, Oulu (Finland) and China.
He has founded or co-founded and sold several companies including; Plum, an early web and mobile app for private social networking, sharing and group conversations, acquired by Nokia in 2009; Post Communications, a pioneering email marketing software-as-a-service, acquired for $380M in 2000; DiVA VideoShop, the first product to bring digital video editing to consumers, acquired by Avid Technology in 1993. He has also held positions at Apple in Tokyo, and at CERN (the Center for European Nuclear Research) in Geneva.
Hans Peter has served on start-up and non-profit boards, is the author of the NYT best selling book, The Engaged Customer, has been a guest lecturer at the MIT Media Lab and Cambridge University, has testified at US Senate and FCC hearings on Internet privacy and consumer data management, and has been a featured/keynote speaker at countless conferences on topics ranging from innovation and entrepreneurship, to the future of photography, to privacy and the broad influence and impact of technology on society.
Always seeking new adventures, when Hans Peter is not wrangling robots, he can frequently be found on a mountaintop and behind a lens: http://luumi.us.