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Peter Altabef

Peter Altabef

Chair and Chief Executive Officer

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Peter A. Altabef has served as chair of the board of Unisys Corporation since April 2018, and as CEO of Unisys since January 2015. He also served as president of the company from 2015 to 2020 and from December 2021 to May 2022. Prior to joining Unisys, Peter served as president and CEO of MICROS Systems, Inc., as president and CEO of Perot Systems Corporation and as president of Dell Services, the information technology services and business process solutions unit of Dell.

Peter is a member of the board of directors of NiSource Inc., a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), where he has served as co-chair of its Cybersecurity Moonshot subcommittee, and is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board, where he is serves as co-chair of the CED’s Technology and Innovation Committee.

Peter has served as senior advisor to 2M Companies, Inc. and as a director of MICROS Systems, Inc., Perot Systems Corporation and Belo Corp.

His professional activities have included membership on the board of directors of EastWest Institute, the Americas International Advisory Council of the International Business Leaders Forum, The University of Chicago Law School Council, and the advisory board of the Institute for Law and Technology of the Center for American and International Law. He is a recipient of the Federal Computer Week Eagle Award for Industry.

His community service activities have included membership on the board of governors of the Dallas Symphony Association, the associates' board of Children's Medical Center Dallas, the board of advisors of Dallas Children's Theater, the Technology Committee of the Highland Park Independent School Board, the advisory board of the Dallas Museum of Natural History and as co-chairman of the American Heart Association Heart Walk Dallas. He is a recipient of the Texas Appleseed Good Apple award.

Peter received a J.D. degree from The University of Chicago Law School, and a B.A. degree in economics from Binghamton University.

Perspectives from Peter

Peter Altabef discusses ethics of biometrics in Briloff Lecture
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Peter Altabef ’80, chair and CEO of Unisys, discusses ethics of biometrics in Briloff Lecture

Like any rapidly-growing technology, Altabef warned that biometric systems bring both opportunities and risks.

After making its first acquisition in 17 years, Unisys looks for more
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After Making Its First Acquisition in 17 Years, Unisys Looks for More

Peter Altabef explains how the company’s recent acquisition of Seattle-based virtual workplace communications specialist firm Unify Square and potential future acquisitions fit into Unisys’ strategy of “build, buy, partner” to expand its strategic solutions and overall business.

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NYSE Floor Talk

"We really are looking at next year with a lot of excitement, with financial flexibility and with a once-again reinvented company."