Peter Schwartz

Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations & Strategic Planning at, Inc.

Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz

Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations & Strategic Planning at, Inc.


Peter Schwartz
Futurist, Business Strategist; Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning,; Author, Inevitable Surprises

PETER SCHWARTZ is Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning at He was cofounder and chairman of Global Business Network, a Monitor Group company, and a partner of the Monitor Group, a family of professional services firms devoted to enhancing client competitiveness. An internationally renowned futurist and business strategist, Peter specializes in scenario planning, working with corporations, governments, and institutions to create alternative perspectives of the future and develop robust strategies for a changing and uncertain world. His current research and scenario work encompasses energy resources and the environment, technology, telecommunications, media and entertainment, aerospace, and national security. Peter is also a venture partner of San Francisco-based Alta Partners, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the board of trustees of the Santa Fe Institute, the Long Now Foundation, and the World Affairs Council.

From 1982 to 1986, Schwartz headed scenario planning for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies in London. His team conducted comprehensive analyses of the global business and political environment and worked with senior management to create successful strategies. Before joining Royal Dutch/Shell, he directed the Strategic Environment Center at SRI International. The Center researched the business milieu, lifestyles, and consumer values, and conducted scenario planning for corporate and government clients.

He is the author of Inevitable Surprises, and The Art of the Long View, and co-author of The Long Boom, When Good Companies Do Bad Things, and China's Futures.

He publishes and lectures widely and served as a script consultant on the films "The Minority Report," "Deep Impact," "Sneakers," and "War Games."

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Co-Founder at Center for a New American Security

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President at The Long Now Foundation

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Founder at Tawala Systems, Inc.

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Director at 23andMe, Inc.

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Advisor at Blue Cloud Ventures LLC

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Director-Academic Information Resources at Stanford University

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Co-Chairman at Applied Minds LLC

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Consulting Associate Professor-Engineering School at Stanford University

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Director of the Preventive Defense Project at Stanford University - Center for International Security and Cooperation

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Chief Executive Officer at Center for a New American Security

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Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations & Strategic Planning at, Inc.
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Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations & Strategic Planning
Current, Inc. provides enterprise cloud computing applications. It provides a comprehensive customer and collaboration relationship management service to businesses of all sizes and industries and also provides a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run applications. The company has designed and developed its applications to be easy-to-use and intuitive solutions that can be deployed rapidly, customized easily and integrated with other software applications. offers its services on a subscription basis, primarily through its direct sales efforts and indirectly through partners. The company operates in one segment. It was founded by Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez in February 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank established in 2007 by co-founders Michèle Flournoy and Kurt M. Campbell which specializes in U.S. national security issues. CNAS's stated mission is to develop strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies that promote and protect American interests and values. CNAS focuses on terrorism and irregular warfare, the future of the U.S. military, the emergence of Asia as a global power center, and the national security implications of natural resource consumption

Tianjin, GD, China
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
2012 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

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Los Angeles, CA, United States
2010 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference was full of insight, inspiration and entertainment, with a diverse slate of speakers from Wesley Clark, T. Boone Pickens, Maria Shriver, Nouriel Roubini and Eli Broad, to Tim Pawlenty, Meredith Whitney, Biz Stone, Richard Beckman and Les Moonves. This year's discussions have started the process of moving policy toward realistic solutions.

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