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Peter High  

President, Metis Strategy

Peter founded Metis Strategy in 2001. He is an expert in business and information technology strategy, and he has been a trusted advisor to a wide array of business and tech executives ranging across Fortune 500 companies in various industries. Peter has developed several strategic methodologies that he and his firm have taught clients to use on their own in order to develop and update strategic plans, choose and manage the right portfolio of projects, and to ensure that team performance is on the path to world class levels.

In December of 2009, Wiley Press/Jossey-Bass published Peter’s book World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs, which was named the third best IT-business book of 2009 by CIO Insight, and the number one book to read to “be smarter than your boss,” according to Baseline Magazine, among other accolades. Upon publication in China in late 2010, it climbed into the top-50 business books sold in that market.

Since 2008, Peter has moderated a widely listened to podcast entitled The Forum on World Class IT, which is available through iTunes on a biweekly basis. He is a regular contributor to CIO Insight and, and he has also written for The Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine, CIO Digest, Information Week, and On Magazine, and has been featured in many other periodicals.

Peter has been the keynote speaker at a wide array of corporate conferences in the US, Canada, China, India, and Australia, and he has lectured at several universities including Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the University of Washington (Seattle) Foster School of Business, the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business, Purdue University, and the National Defense University.

Prior to founding Metis Strategy, Peter worked in the strategy division of Luminant Worldwide, a full service consulting firm, as a member of the management team. He began his career in consulting with Integral, Inc., an innovation management firm founded by the former dean of Harvard Business School, Kim Clark. Prior to Integral, Peter worked as an internal consultant with General Motors and as a research analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank.

Peter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in economics and history.

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