FORA.tv Speaker - Peter Bloom

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Biography

Peter Bloom is an Advisory Director at General Atlantic, where he worked since 1996. Peter was responsible for technology due diligence on prospective investments, assistance to the CEO and senior management teams of portfolio companies on technology strategy and guidance on emerging technology trends. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Peter spent thirteen years at Salomon Brothers in a variety of roles in both technology and fixed income sales and trading. Peter received the Carnegie Mellon/AMS Achievement Award in Managing Information Technology for his work managing the technology implementation of a new distributed computing architecture that supported the company's global business operations. Peter graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 with a B.A. in Computer Studies and Economics. He is a member of Business Executives for National Security, an Associate Founder of Singularity University, and a frequent speaker to private, educational and public sector organizations on technology related issues. Peter has served on several public, private and non-profit boards. He is currently the Chairman of DonorsChoose (www.donorschoose.org), which was named the most innovative charity in America by Stanford Business School and Amazon. Peter is also the co-founder and Chairman of Peak Rescue Institute (www.peakrescue.org) which teaches advanced rescue skills to first responders in law enforcement, public health and the military. He is a board member of The Food Bank for New York City (www.foodbanknyc.org) and the Cancer Research Institute (www.cancerresearch.org).

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How Social Innovation Surpasses Good, and Becomes Great

12.04.12 | 00:42:41 min | 0 comments