Dr. Walker has extensive experience in developing low-latency multimedia applications and systems, cloud computing, networking, and systems management products and technologies. Currently, he is the CTO and Cofounder of JamKazam, a social media and interactive platform that enables musicians to discover, connect and play live and in sync across the internet; JamKazam platform is focused on disrupting the traditional music lesson market, by enabling the delivery of live music lessons via the internet rather than in person. Previously he served as Divisional VP and CTO of GameStop’s Cloud Gaming division. There he pioneered the development of multi-datacenter cloud gaming, based on both PC and Console gaming and the creation of ultra-dense gaming servers. In 2011, GameStop acquired Spawn Labs as the core of its Cloud Gaming division. Peter was the CTO of Spawn Labs and founded the company as a pioneer in cloud gaming technology.
At Spawn Labs he led the effort to develop cutting edge real-time systems for streaming of high-end video games using console virtualization technology. In 2008 he was awarded the Austin, Texas, Business Journal Tech Innovation Award in gaming technology for his ground breaking work in this area. Prior to Spawn Labs, Dr. Walker led efforts at IBM Research to develop MARS, an advanced network simulator used in the design and modeling of petaflop supercomputers. Previously, he served as Principal Software Engineer at VIEO, in the design and development of high-performance
Infiniband networking technology used in the company’s cloud computing enterprise system management product line. Earlier, he worked at Encore Computer Corporation, a pioneer in real-time parallel computer architecture and storage systems. He also served as assistant professor in the Computer Science department at the Kingston campus of the University of the West Indies (Jamaica), where he taught graduate classes in parallel computing and computer architecture. He holds dual Masters Degrees (Sc. M.) in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, as well as a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Brown University located in Providence, Rhode Island.