Peter A. Gloor is a Research Scientist at the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT's Sloan School of Management where he leads a project exploring Collaborative Innovation Networks. He is also Founder and Chief Creative Officer of software company galaxyadvisors, Honorary Professor at University of Cologne, a lecturer at Aalto University in Helsinki, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at P. Universidad Católica de Chile. Earlier he was a partner with Deloitte and PwC, and a manager at UBS. He got his Ph.D in computer science from the University of Zurich and was a Post-Doc at the MIT Lab for Computer Science working on WWW-like systems before the Web existed.
He is currently focusing on quantum social physics, predicting social behavior from electronic communication patterns and trying to model collective consciousness and competitive collaboration.
At the Department of Information Systems and Information Management at University of Cologne Peter teaches the Information Management Seminar (Hauptseminar) with focus on Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs).
- He has written 6 books, most recently “Swarm Creativity: Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Innovation Networks” (Oxford University Press, 2005), “Coolhunting: Chasing Down the Next Big Thing” (with Scott Cooper) (AMACOM, 2007), and “Coolfarming: Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing”, (AMACOM 2010) and over 200 scientific publications.