Peter shares how he’s able to make very cross-functional teams work together well and how he’s hiring talents with the right mindset. He also shares why he loves solving interesting problems so much.
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About Peter Kunszt
Peter Kunszt has a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He worked as a research scientist on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey project at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, contributing to the first digital virtual observatory.
He then joined CERN where he became a section leader and worked on the LHC Data Grid project, with the main responsibility of data management for the data distribution of the LHC data to the remote datacenters.
After five years he moved to the Swiss National Supercomputing Center, building up the Swiss Tier2 datacenter for the LHC as a follow-up to the CERN project. Once that project concluded, he took up the leadership of the SyBIT project of the Swiss SystemsX.ch initiative which itself funded a number of projects to build data analysis tools for life science research. In this time he also built up the Science IT unit of the University of Zürich, where the largest research cloud was built for Swiss research.
During his time in academia, he raised funding for many projects and helped to spin off several start-ups.
In 2015 he joined Swiss startup Qumram as head of Product Management and Development Lead. Qumram was acquired by Dynatrace in 2017, and now he is leading and building out the Barcelona R&D center.
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