Peter Sweeney is Founder & Co-President of Primal.
A serial entrepreneur, Sweeney has extensive experience creating and growing Internet-based companies. He's passionate and focused on disruptive innovations that provide new mass-market opportunities. And as Primal's Co-President, he's the go-to guy for R&D, product development and market strategy.
Sweeney's vision is manifested in "thought networking" as an essential aspect of our digital lives. He has several patents and patents pending covering foundational technologies and applications within knowledge representation, with his work in facet analysis, semantic synthesis and adaptive classification systems underlying Primal Fusion's technology platform.
Before starting Primal, Sweeney was Co-Founder, CEO, and later CTO of Indimensions Entertainment Group (now The Official Community Corporation), a global network of online communities for major recording artists.
As a technologist, Sweeney continues his collaborations on the semantic technology platform at Primal. He has designed and managed development projects across a range of e-business initiatives, including taxonomy and content management, e-commerce, and community applications. Past work includes one of the entertainment industry's first B2B Internet marketplaces.
Sweeney began programming computers at age 11. He started his academic studies in engineering and science, eventually switching to business to support his entrepreneurial ambitions. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
In 2009, Sweeney was named a member of Waterloo Region Record's 40 Under 40, as one of the region's most inspiring young leaders. He is a member of information sciences advisory board for The Lifeboat Foundation, and a Loran Award mentor for The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation. As a thought leader, he has spoken at numerous conferences, including the Semantic Technology Conference, Web 3.0, and IA Summit.