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Area of Focus & Experience

Peter Kastner’s primary research focus is on workgroup, departmental, mobile, and enterprise personal computing; and digital consumer products such as PCs.

Kastner actively consults with enterprises on IT strategies, and with suppliers on executive-level market research and positioning, industry analysis, strategic planning development, product planning, and competitive strategies. He is an active private investor, and sits on the board of TheDailyGlobe.com.

Experience

Kastner has more than 40 years of IT industry experience in both user and supplier organizations. He is founder of Scott-Page LLC, an IT consultancy. His expertise includes PCs, online transaction processing (OLTP), distributed architectures, commercial systems development, e-Business, and commercial benchmark auditing and analysis.

He co-founded the IT market research company Aberdeen Group in 1988 as partner responsible for the software industry, serving as Executive VP, COO and Chief Research Officer while maintaining an active practice. He started Aberdeen’s PC and digital home practice in 2000. In 2003-2007, he led Aberdeen’s enterprise computing group.

Kastner was a marketing executive with Digital Equipment, Prime Computer, and Stratus Computer. For more than a decade, Kastner was a consultant and program manager with Arthur D. Little Inc., where he was actively involved in the management and execution of complex enterprise technology-development projects spanning the manufacturing, banking and financial services, healthcare, and government markets that frequently included mainframe, midrange, and desktop systems.

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