CISSM Global Forum | "How to Secure a Smart City"

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:15
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Pete Tseronis
CEO, Dots and Bridges LLC, and former Chief Technology Officer, Department of Energy and Department of Education

Peter “Pete” Tseronis is the Founder and CEO of Dots and Bridges LLC. An accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and cybersecurity strategist with 28+ years leading myriad Cabinet-level and commercial entities, Pete maintains a passion for collaborating with government, industry, investor, and academic ecosystems to unearth and stimulate transformative innovation while increasing private-sector commercialization.

As the Department of Energy’s (DoE) first-ever appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pete served as an innovation advocator for technology transfer of intellectual property, was an effective and credible collaborator across the international research and development community, and leveraged intellect within the national laboratory enterprise to catalyze economic competitiveness. A self-proclaimed "Connective Tissue Officer," Pete founded Dots and Bridges LLC to satisfy his appetite for connecting dots, building bridges, and nurturing relationships.

Pete received his B.A. in Communications from Villanova University and earned his M.S. in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University. 


The CISSM Global Forum is held from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  in 1203 Van Munching Hall College Park, MD 20742. It is open to the public (no RSVPs required) and is supported by the Yamamoto-Scheffelin Endowment for Policy Research. For further information about the CISSM Global Forum contact cissm@umd.edu.