Rob Peters is the current Chief Technology Officer of Verizon Digital Media Services. As one of the early members of the company’s engineering group, Rob was the former Chief Architect, leading teams within the software engineering organization that design, build, operate and support the products and services under Verizon’s next-generation platform.
Rob enjoys deliberating about deployment methodologies, looking at graphs and grids full of colorful numbers, and finding a balance between pragmatic and idealistic approaches to software engineering. In the early days of EdgeCast, now Verizon, Rob was the Principal Engineer who developed Sailfish, the company’s proprietary HTTP cache/proxy server written in C++. He also designed the architecture and algorithms to allow for efficient and horizontally scalable CDN edge PoPs.
Rob completed a Ph.D. in Computation & Neural Systems from the California Institute of Technology and spent several years in post-doctoral work at the University of Southern California building biologically inspired computer vision software.
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