Marshal Peterson has over 30 years successful experience in designing, developing and operational management of innovative software and IT infrastructure systems in the Life Sciences and other industries. Currently he is chairman of Intelligent Integration Systems, Inc. Intelligent Integration Systems, “IISi” develops software and hardware products and systems solutions that manage and, analyze large volumes of data an order of magnitude faster more cost-effectively than traditional databases and data management solutions. IISi software is used in a variety of national security applications as well as a diverse set commercial applications. IISi was named the 50th fastest growing US company in 2011 by INC 500.
Previous significant roles were as CTO and acting project manager: he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network), its relationship with the National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as the design of a state-of-the-art, $1B, sensor network and data management system to address NEON’s science mission. As Director of IT and Software Engineering at Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) Janelia Farm Research Campus, Marshal was responsible for the design, procurement, implementation and operational support of the sophisticated IT infrastructure supporting Janelia’s administrative and aggressive scientific goals. Janelia is a 1 million ft2 campus with a multitude of specialized laboratories, a world-class 10,000 ft2 data center, 99-room hotel and 55 staff residences as well as food service, daycare and conference services. As Chief Technology Officer at The J. Craig Venter Institute he was responsible for the computing and IT infrastructure, software development as well as the design and operation of the high-throughput LIMS and sequence analysis pipeline. He was also responsible for the design and construction of the Institute’s high-throughput sequencing facility.
Mr. Peterson was one of the founders of what was to become one of the world’s most exciting, visible and dynamic startup companies. As VP of IT responsible for building, from Celera Genomics’ inception, the computing infrastructure and recruiting the IT staff that enabled Celera to be the first company to sequence and assemble Human Genome.
Marshal received his BS and MS in aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas.