About 

  • Robyn Peterson is the Chief Technology Officer at CNN, overseeing a team of technologists working to power and build best in class user experiences allowing hundreds of millions of people all over the world to engage with CNN's journalism, storytelling and services. His team is made up of engineers, developers, data intelligence, machine learning and artificial intelligence experts committed to breaking down the walls between our content and our audiences to ensure CNN serves user needs and interests. They are focused on building the future of CNN.

    Peterson was most recently the Chief Technology Officer of Mashable, where he built and oversaw the product management, design, data science and engineering teams. While at Mashable, he led the development of the Velocity Technology Suite, which is a patented proprietary software suite that utilizes predictive analytics to inform content ideation, creation, and distribution.

    His career has been the perfect marriage of tech start-ups and media companies. Before joining Mashable, Peterson was head of product at Next Issue Media. He has also served as the head of product strategy and technology for a division within NBC Universal, senior vice president of product management and CTO at Ziff Davis Media, and a director at DE Shaw.

    Peterson has spoken at SXSW, TEDx, CES and many other conferences, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Fox and the WB network. His writing appears on Mashable, PCMag.com, ABCNews.com, Yahoo and elsewhere.

    Peterson has a Masters of Science in computer science from New York University's Courant Institute of Applied Mathematics, where he's also a member of the adjunct faculty, teaching computer science to undergraduates. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is also a board director at WWE.