Per-Kristian (Kris) Halvorsen
Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Per-Kristian (Kris) Halvorsen is the chief innovation officer and a senior vice president at Intuit. In this capacity he helps the company identify technologies, designs and new ways to work, which have the potential to transform the way Intuit solves customer problems, and the type of problems it can solve. He and his team inspire the culture of innovation and the mechanisms and policies that help nurture it.
Before joining Intuit, Halvorsen was vice president and center director at HP Labs, where he started and led the research for HP's services business. He established HP's research labs in India - the first IT industry research lab focused on creating products and services for the rapidly growing emerging markets - and in China.
From 1983 to 2000, Halvorsen was at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, known as Xerox PARC, where he did research on natural langue processing, led the natural language research team and 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, Finn.no and Iron Mountain.
Halvorsen earned a Ph.D. from the University of Texas, and did his post-doctoral research at MIT.