TitleCompany:VP for Strategic Research, Salesforce
Bio:Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce has been with the company for 13 years. He works with the company's customers and partners on CIO strategies and emerging technology opportunities. He previously spent 18 years writing for publications including eWEEK, Computer Language, and AI Expert; before that, he worked for 10 years as an AI application analyst and desktop computing manager at The Aerospace Corporation and in project management for Exxon. He has lectured on innovation strategies and AI techniques at Stanford, CalTech, UCLA, Harvard Business School, and the Sloan School of Management at MIT; he advises on curriculum in analytics and "big data" initiatives for three other U.S. universities.