Edward Peters, PhD.
Chief Innovation Officer
Areas of Expertise:
Product Management, Product Development and Product Delivery of market leading software products. Faculty member at a leading European University.
Dr. Edward M. L. Peters is the Chief Innovation Officer at Panzura, where he leads the teams that conceptualize, plan, build, and deliver the most innovative storage and data management products on the planet.
Prior to joining Panzura, he founded Data Discovery Sciences, LLC, an A.I. and digital transformation firm in Dallas, TX. He also served as the CEO of OpenConnect Systems, an early leader and holder of a key patent in automated business process discovery and robotic process automation. Earlier, he led DataDirect Technologies, Inc. to become the worldwide market leader in standards-based connectivity.
As an award-winning executive and entrepreneur, Edward focuses on discovering innovative ways to leverage the combination of Big Data, predictive analytics, and AI/machine learning technologies to digitally transform businesses to create previously unattainable improvements.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards including Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Regional Finalist in 2003, 2004, and 2008. He was also named Maryland Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004.
He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics (Process Mining/Data Science) from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering, and a B.A. in Government, both from Lehigh University. He has also attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and the MIT Sloan School of Management.
He has most recently served as Visiting Professor on the Faculty of Economics and Applied Economics at Katholieke Universitiet, Leuven (KU Leuven) in Leuven, Belgium.