Peter E. Hart

Consultant on technology strategy

Founder and Chairman Emeritus at Ricoh Innovations Inc.

Career Highlights

  • Founded or led half a dozen companies and international research centers
  • Invented, or developed the theory, of several widely used algorithms
  • Delivered commercial software solutions having multi-million dollar licensing fees
  • Was the first westerner to serve as a corporate officer of Ricoh Company, Ltd.(Tokyo).
Hart holds a B.E.E degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. According to Google Scholar, he's among the world's most-cited authors in the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence and robotics, and additionally holds over 125 patents covering a wide range of artificial intelligence and software inventions.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Association for Computing Machinery, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and the Rensselaer Alumni Association, and he is a member of the SRI Hall of Fame.

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  • Advisor to new companies and R & D organization startups
  • Expert Witness in patent disputes
  • Consultant on management of innovation