Chief Technology Officer , City of Los Angeles
Peter Marx is the Chief Technology Officer for the City of Los Angeles. He was the first Chief Innovation Technology officer for the city and was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on February 4th, 2014. His tasks 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 started the Gimbal initiative as part of his overall work on driving the development of new technologies ranging from augmented reality to context awareness. He previously held the position of Vice President at Mattel handling digital and online products and services and was the Vice President, Emerging Technologies for Universal Studios. He has spent his career writing software, working with technologies and technologists, and driving the state-of-the-art forward. Marx also holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California.