Peter Jones is Head of Strategic Engagements for the AI & Robotics group. He is a senior manager focused on accelerating the company's efforts in AI research and simplifying the transfer of research to Autodesk products. He has been a member of Autodesk Research since 2015.
Previously he was part of the Autodesk LifeSciences Group and applied his leadership and cloud experience to the team's effort to pivot from a research group into a singlarly focused product team targeting the industrial enzyme market with a highly intuiative Conceptual DNA design tool. Peter takes no credit for the elegant UX of the product, but does take credit for building a robust, secure, and automated infrastructure for the product, which was ready for the demanding use and scrutinizing security assessments of global fortune 500 companies. His passion is software craftsmanship expressed at any level in the stack, be it the front end, back end or underlying infrastrucure-as-code. He has 15 years of experience in software development across multiple industries and 10 years of experience in technical leadership. His code is in commercial software products from Autodesk, Agilent Technologies, Fair Isaac & Company, Symantec Corporation and MP Technologies in Tokyo, Japan. He has contributed to projects as varied as designing a patented online credit prediction API, embeded systems measuring laser signals, to authoring a Japanese war game for the Japan personal computer market.
His interest in software crystalized at age 15 when he had a summer job at a small non-profit company where he extended the life of a dying minicomputer system sold by a defunct company. From there he went on to Sonoma State University to study computer science. Finding a significant lag, at the time, between the high tech industry and academia, he instead focused on the social sciences and traveling overseas to study in Japan. He spent a year in Japan studying at Waseda University in Tokyo. He has a degree in Sociology, a minor in Linguistics and a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. He has taught English as a second language in both the US and Japan.
Outside of work, Peter can be found running on sore knees, tending to his multiple beehives, eating eggs from one of his chickens, or enjoying pizza cooked in his handmade wood fired oven accompanied by a local craft beer. He lives in Petaluma, California with his wife, Martha, and has two grown kids, Emerald and Ethan.
ASP business decision engine
United States U.S. Pat. No. 7,356,503
Issued April 8, 2008
A decision engine is provided that integrates all components of a credit application process, including access to and manipulation of credit bureau data, credit scoring, credit decisioning, and matching the correct products, into a single application service provider (ASP) platform which is accessible through a series of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
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