About 

  • Robyn Peterson is the Chief Technology Officer at 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. Specifically, the Velocity suite predicts what topics and formats of content the audience wants to engage with, assists creators in creating unique content quickly that stands apart, and post-publish, the suite both optimizes that content in real-time across the website and the distributed social platforms to maximize engagement, and targets the content to the users who have the most observable social influence on a related and/or relevant topic.

    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 NBCUniversal, Senior Vice President of Product Management and CTO at Ziff Davis Media, and Director of Operations at Juno.

    Robyn 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 Master 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.