William “Bill” Peterson is the Director of Product Marketing for MapR. Prior to MapR, William was the Director of Product and Solutions Marketing for CenturyLink Technology Solutions, where he was responsible for marketing, strategy and leadership for the company’s big data efforts. Prior to CenturyLink, Bill ran Product and Solutions Marketing for NetApp’s Big Analytics and Hadoop solutions. In addition to his marketing role at NetApp, Bill was the Marketing Co-Chair for the Analytics and Big Data committee, SNIA. Prior to joining NetApp, Bill held leadership positions at IDC within the Software Consulting Group, and at Page One PR. Bill has also served as a research analyst at IDC and The Hurwitz Group, covering the operating environments, portals, content management and business intelligence markets. In addition, Bill was Director of Marketing for TurboLinux, where he led the S-1 team. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of Marketing for Venturcom, ran vertical solutions marketing for Computer Associates, and was an IT manager at Harvard University.
Bill did his undergraduate work at Bentley University, and has completed MBA coursework at Suffolk University.