Shelley Peterson’s combined skill and decades of experience across the XR industry have resulted in repeated demonstration of the value of this emerging technology across numerous manufacturing programs, including Lockheed Martin civil, commercial, and defense space programs. In her current role at Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager and Director, Shelley designs methods for strategic implementation of mixed reality technology to aid in driving ROI for industry partners and colleagues.
Shelley obtained her mathematics and physics degree at a young age, and taught college math at the University of North Texas at age 21. Early in her professional career, Shelley founded a business focused on emerging technology solutions, including military aircraft distributed mission training and a multi-spectral imaging monocular for SOCOM. Her pursuits have included software development on the B1-Bomber simulator at Dyess AFB, electronic warfare capabilities at E-Systems, and she has served on the Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) satellite program as the first certified Mission Management crew member and instructor.
Shelley also serves on the Barbara Bush Foundation Technology Advisory Board, supporting adult and family literacy.
In her spare time, Shelley teaches college mathematics as an adjunct, enjoys volunteering for and speaking at STEM events, and operates Shotlink Lasers for the PGA.