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Vice President, Federal Partnerships
Peter Kant is Vice President, Federal Partnerships at SRI International. In his role he leads SRI overall strategy and relationships in support of all federal government programs and activities. In his role, Mr. Kant works with numerous federal agencies and SRI’s all of SRI’s multiple centers and labs covering Advanced Technology, Engineering and Robotics , Biosciences, Education Policy, Information and Computing Systems.
Mr. Kant also leads SRI’s Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy. The Washington, D.C.-based Center helps clients around the world develop innovation ecosystem, advance innovation in government, evaluate complex policy programs and accelerate technology transition to market. Mr. Kant has extensive expertise in leading large public and private sector organizations to establish and implement successful strategies throughout the enterprise, and deep knowledge of U.S. federal sector.
Prior to joining SRI in 2014, Mr. Kant served as Executive Vice President at OSI Systems, Inc, a publicly-traded security and medical technology manufacturing firm. Over his 10 year career at OSI, he held multiple positions including, leading the International Division, leading the US Division and he also held senior roles in global government affairs and business development. Mr. Kant also served as an appointee in the Clinton Administration and held staff positions in the U.S. congress and the Texas House of Representatives. Mr. Kant has a B.A. degree in politics and economics from Brandeis University and a Masters of Public Policy from Duke University.