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Hans Peter Brøndmo

Robot Whisperer, Google X

Hans Peter leads a secret moonshot at Google X that combines machine learning with robotics to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems.  He has over 30 years experience leading teams in high tech companies and startups. Prior to X, Hans Peter was a senior executive at Nokia where he co-led a new global product innovation business unit, held positions at Apple in Tokyo, and at CERN (the Center for European Nuclear Research) in Geneva. He has founded and sold several companies, including Post Communications (a pioneering software as a service (SaS) provider in email marketing), DiVA (a desktop video editing platform) and Plum (a group sharing and collaboration tool).

Hans Peter has served on start-up and non-profit boards, is the author of the NYTimes best selling book, The Engaged Customer, and has been a guest lecturer at the MIT Media Lab and Cambridge University. He has a Bachelors in Computer Sciences from MIT and was in the Master’s programs in the MIT Technology and Policy Program and at the MIT Media Lab. When he’s not wrangling robots, Hans Peter can often be found on a mountaintop or behind a lens.