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IT Executive
General Motors
Speaker Bio
As an IT Executive at General Motors, Peter Swartz is responsible for the software development activities in support of General Motors’ Global Product Development engineering business systems, related engineering productivity tools, and Global Quality systems which are all used by GM’s 40,000 engineers worldwide. He also has responsibility for transformational efforts around Product Management, Requirements Management and UX/UI design.

Recently, Swartz had responsibility for a centralized Project Management team of 50 PM’s supporting 150 concurrent projects, with 800 project team members around the globe. Additionally, was also responsible for Product Engineering’s Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) functions across GM, globally.

Previously, Swartz was Corporate Vice President of IT for AMD providing IT solutions which ran AMD’s Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing operations, producing 200+ million units per year out of three internal factories and numerous partner facilities.

Prior to joining AMD, Swartz was an Executive Director of IT for Dell, managing the Global Site and Data Center Services organization, which supported Dell’s entire 90,000 workforce in their day-to-day usage of desktop and laptop computers, printers, desk-based telephony, and mobile messaging and cellular devices. In addition, Swartz was responsible for managing Dell’s 100+ Data Centers worldwide, which house more than 20,000 servers in 350,000 square feet of "raised floor" space.

Prior to taking on this Operations role within Dell, Swartz managed a $250 million global application portfolio used by Dell to run its entire supply chain, including its manufacturing and distribution plants, financial systems, and services applications. Swartz also championed factory automation software at Dell, where he and his team defined and implemented a multi-year plan to deploy a single, standard factory-automation layer to all of Dell’s numerous new facilities while, at the same time, completing the retrofit to the rest of the company’s locations.

Mr. Swartz holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Peter Swartz