Space Forum Guest Speaker: Meet Peter Platzer, Co-Founder and CEO for Spire Global Inc. Written by Boitcha Laïfa on April 5th, 2018

Peter Platzer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Spire, will take part as guest speaker in the Space Forum. He will be presenting in the first half-day, on the May 15th. Peter Platzer co-founded Spire in 2012 with a vision to provide high frequency/high accuracy satellite-powered date from anywhere on earth. Discover more about him below.

Peter Platzer is the Chief Executive Officer of Spire Global, Inc. He cofounded the company in 2012 with a vision to provide satellite-powered data from any location on earth. Platzer is now regarded as one of the pioneers in launching small form factor satellites into space. He has been widely recognized for his visionary leadership and was named a White House Champion of Change in 2013.

Prior to launching Spire, Platzer trained at CERN and the Max Planck Institute before turning to business with the Boston Consulting Group in Germany, Singapore, and Thailand. Platzer joined a quantitative investment management firm out of Harvard Business School. After attending Singularity University’s inaugural Executive Program in 2009, Platzer decided to leave finance to focus on high frequency and high accuracy data in space. He interned at NASA Ames’ Space Portal and in 2012, Platzer graduated with a MSS from the International Space University.

Platzer co-created and launched CareerTeams at Harvard Business School and currently serves as a Career Coach at Harvard Business School. Platzer received an MS in Physics from the Technical University of Vienna and an MBA from Harvard, where he was a Baker scholar.