Peter Marx

Prior to coming to General Electric, Peter Marx was the chief technology officer for the City of Los Angeles. Under his tenure, the City implemented the open data portal (#1 in the United States), Cyber Intrusion Command Center (CICC), CityLinkLA (broadband), significant improvements in fire dispatch and control, partnerships with numerous technology providers, and the nation’s largest deployment of body-worn cameras for police officers. Los Angeles was recognized as the number-one digital large city in 2014 and number two in 2015 by GovTech/League of Cities. Marx was vice president, business development, for Qualcomm Labs, where he handled R&D strategy for numerous initiatives. He started the Gimbal initiative as part of his overall work on driving the development of new technologies ranging from augmented reality to context awareness. He was the chief technology officer for Vivendi Universal Games (which shipped World of Warcraft and many other games) and was the vice president, emerging technologies, for Universal Studios. A number of games won the highest industry awards. He previously held the position of vice president at Mattel handling digital and online products and services, including winning a Webby™ for the games portal. As an engineer, Marx was the senior research engineer for Electronic Arts with lead roles in numerous video games, including Madden Football, NASCAR, and Knockout Kings (Fight Night). He worked for Apple Computer on QuickTime and ISDN. Marx has spent his career writing software, working with technologies and technologists, and driving the state-of-the-art forward. Marx also holds the position of adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.

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