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Mach37 Dinner With Pete Jobse

Pete Jobse To Speak At Mach37 Dinner #8


November 14, 2013 (Herndon, VA) – Pete Jobse, President and CEO of CIT, will be the guest speaker at the eighth weekly Security Leaders Dinner at Mach37 this week.


Peter Jobse joined the Center for Innovative Technology in October 2002 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In May 2003, CIT's Board of Directors selected Pete as President of CIT and in 2006 named him President and CEO. Since joining CIT, Pete has transformed CIT into an advanced technology services organization dedicated to accelerating the next generation of technology and technology companies. Under Pete's leadership, CIT established a seed-stage investment fund that has created over 80 companies and attracted over $100 million in private equity. In addition, he created an advanced technology consulting practice, a translational research and development management practice, and expanded broadband deployment in rural areas of Virginia. In 2013, Pete worked with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, the General Assembly, the Secretary of Technology, NVTC, and other industry leaders to create MACH37, the Nation's first cyber security accelerator. As CIT's CEO, Pete works with many diverse communities: university faculty and administration, fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry associations, and officials from federal, state, and local governments in fulfilling CIT's mission. Pete came to CIT with 23 years of technology industry expertise. He has experience in all aspects of business operations including market assessment, strategic planning, product development, sales, merger and acquisition, and operational delivery. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of ArcSight during company initiation and initial product development. ArcSight later sold to Hewlett Packard for $1.5 billion. Prior to ArcSight, Pete was chief operating officer of Condor Technology Solutions, a web and e-business solutions provider. Pete began his career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), where he worked for 20 years. His most recent position at EDS was vice president and general manager, responsible for providing large-scale integration, software development, and outsourcing services for government clients. Pete serves on a number of public and private boards, commissions, and committees. - See more at:


MACH37™ is currently in the first cohort session (Fall ’13) and is accepting applications for its Spring 2014 session. For more information, please visit


About MACH37,  

MACH37™ is an information security accelerator focused on creating companies that will deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions. MACH37™ was conceived and developed by the Center for Innovative Technology and is supported by a community of hundreds of security leaders who contribute to company development. MACH37™ is a market-centric accelerator focusing singularly on cybersecurity technology products and the markets they serve.


About the Center for Innovative Technology,

Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. CIT accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT’s CAGE Code is 1UP71. To learn more, please visit Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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