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Chad Peiper

Chief Architect, Verif-y Inc

Dr. Peiper completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. While completing his graduate work at the University of Illinois, Dr. Peiper was a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science where he taught and facilitated lectures on course topics ranging between 30 to 250 students, inclusive of both online and classroom settings. Other teaching engagements included Adjunct Professor positions at Walden, Strayer, and Kaplan Universities.

Prior to joining Verify, Dr. Peiper worked as a Sr. Application Architect as a member of the Global Command Control System Joint (GCCS-J) Integrated Imagery and Intelligence (I3) Architecture Team under the umbrella of the Department of Defense (DoD). In this role, Dr. Peiper was responsible for helping to drive the infrastructure roadmap for enterprise architectural strategies in the standardization and modernization of GCCS-J/I3. Dr. Peiper worked as a Sr. Infrastructure Architecture at Elsevier, where he was responsible for planning, maintaining and improving the technology and architecture for Elsevier leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), virtualization, continuous integration, test-driven development, and automation.

Dr. Peiper is currently an Adjunct Professor in Cybersecurity at the University of Maryland University College and Blockchain at Drexel University.

In addition to specializing in Infrastructure and Cloud Computing, Dr. Peiper has worked extensively with docker, security, and more recently over the past four years, blockchain technologies.