Peter Marx

Former Chief Technology Officer - The City of Los Angeles

Peter Marx holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California. As Vice President, Predix, for General Electric, Marx had responsibilities for evangelism, standards, and technology development for the industrial Internet of Things. Before coming to GE, Marx was the first Chief (Innovative) Technology Officer for the City of Los Angeles and a variety of executive and engineering positions with the world’s leading companies. His tasks at the City of Los Angeles include driving technology strategy across the City’s departments and agencies, working with the local and worldwide technology industries, and using data to upgrade performance throughout City government. Prior to coming to the Mayor’s Office, Marx was Vice President, Business Development, for Qualcomm Labs where he was a leading member of the founding teams on Gimbal (BTLE beacons and context awareness) and Vuforia (augmented reality) as part of his overall work on driving the development of new technologies. He previously held the position of Vice President at Mattel handling digital and online products and services. He was the CTO for Vivendi-Universal Games (Blizzard, Sierra Online, Universal) and was the Vice President, Emerging Technologies for Universal Studios where he focused on digital delivery of filmed content. He was the Senior Research Engineer for Electronic Arts where he developed technology and produced games for worldwide audiences. Marx has been an engineer for 3M, Apple, and the UCLA Dept of Medicine, all in the areas of computer video, computer vision, 3D/4D graphics, morphometric analysis, tomography, and computational photography. He has been an author on reports for the President’s Council of Advisers in Science and Technology (PCAST) and a number of papers in biomedical research.