HP’s Josh Peterson and AMD’s Roy Taylor on New Products, VR/AR and Collaboration


HP’s VP of Global Product Management, Josh Peterson and AMD’s Corporate VP of Alliances, Content & VR Roy Taylor join Steve Waskul during this Waskul.TV interview from SIGGRAPH 2016. The conversation addresses new products, the the current state of VR and AR technology and the collaboration between HP and AMD that leads to innovation for their customers.

About Josh Peterson

Josh joined Hewlett-Packard in 2001 as a Product Manager, responsible for the entry level desktop workstation products. In 2004 he transitioned to HP’s consumer storage business, where he led HP’s Blu-ray Disc strategy and chaired the promotional committee for the Blu-ray Disc Association during the format war between HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc. In 2006, Josh was promoted to Worldwide Marketing Manager for HP’s Home Server business. In that role he was responsible for introducing products such as HP Media Vault and HP MediaSmart Server.

Josh returned to HP’s Workstation Business in 2008 to create and manage a new cross-functional Innovation Team, responsible for fostering innovation across the organization, investigating ideas, and developing new technology concepts. In 2009, he was asked to manage the product management team for desktop workstations. He was promoted to Director of Worldwide Product Management in 2012 and tasked with managing both desktop and mobile workstation product portfolios.

About Roy Taylor

Roy is responsible for a global team managing all aspects of the AMD ecosystem and external relations. In his current role, Mr. Taylor manages AMD relations with Microsoft, Google, major games publishers and developers as well as with companies like HP. In VR he heads up partnerships with film, broadcast, gaming, academia, industry as well with Oculus, HTC/Valve and others.

Taylor joined AMD in 2013. A 25-year veteran, Taylor has had a multi-faceted career as a technology evangelist, content strategist and entrepreneur in both start-ups and established companies. Taylor was also the founder of NVIDIA in Europe.

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