Peter Weis has over 15 years of global CIO experience, and is currently VP and CIO of Matson Navigation, a $1.7B, publicly traded, global transportation and logistics company (NYSE: MATX). At Matson, Peter leads a global IT organization that is responsible for strategy, software development, infrastructure, high-availability operations and all levels of IT governance.

Peter's leadership track record spans both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Most recently he led Matson’s successful multi-year IT transformation that refreshed Matson’s entire applications portfolio, re-built the IT Services organization, implemented a fully virtualized architecture and installed an enterprise-wide IT governance program. This strategy’s success has enabled business growth, lowered costs and eliminated significant technology risks. In 2014, Matson was ranked as the #1 ocean transportation provider in the world, both in overall service and in information technology.

Peter also possesses deep knowledge of global supply chain business and technology strategies, and is currently leading Matson Logistics’ effort to expand its lines of business to include global logistics and supply chain management.

Prior to Matson, Peter was Vice President, Products at GT Nexus, a global supply chain software company, and CIO of APL Logistics, a large global 3PL. During this time, APL Logistics’ impressive revenue and profit growth were fueled by the company’s technology-rich suite of logistics and supply chain services.

Peter is an experienced speaker on leadership, technology, and supply chain topics, and has lectured at both the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and at San Francisco State University. He holds an M.B.A. with Honors from the Wharton School and a Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Peter is also a 2014 inductee into the CIO Hall of Fame.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Peter F. Weis and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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