Per-Kristian (Kris) Halvorsen
Chief Innovation Officer and SVP, Intuit

Per-Kristian (Kris) Halvorsen is the chief innovation officer and a senior vice president at Intuit. He is responsible for building the company's innovation capability by identifying and implementing social, mobile, and other emerging technologies that will spur growth.

Before joining Intuit, Kris was vice president and center director at HP Labs, where he started and led the research for HP's services business. He also established HP's research labs India (the first IT industry research lab focused on creating products and services for emerging economies) and China.

From 1983 to 2000, Kris was at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he was the founding director of the Information Sciences and Technology Lab. He has served as a member of the board of directors at Symantec, Autodesk,, and Iron Mountain Inc.

Kris earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Texas and did his post-doctoral research at MIT.

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