Peter Kofod

Founder and CEO
The Sixth Flag

Peter Kofod is Founder and CEO of The Sixth Flag Inc., a Raleigh, North Carolina-based Desktop as a Service (DaaS) firm for global teams and organizations in need of Virtual Desktop Management solutions. Peter has over twenty years of technical and leadership experience in Information Technology, including the development of secure hosted services for the transportation industry as well as designing and managing networks in the utility and defense sectors. In addition to his role at TSF, Peter is Principal of Raleigh-based Datasages Consulting Group LLC, a firm he founded in 2008 that is dedicated to providing enterprise management services to industrial and transportation customers. In this role, Pete is often called upon to lend expertise to large scale transportation projects. He has been a material contributor to the implementation of Positive Train Control in the United States, particularly as it applies to security and availability in a hosted environment.

Prior to entering the commercial IT sector, Peter served as a United States Army officer from 1990 until 1996 where he served as a platoon leader and Detachment Commander as well as a staff officer. 

Peter holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1990). He is a renowned speaker and thought leader on issues of Internet security, system management, trustless systems, and privacy. Most recently, he has spoken to the United States Secret Service. Peter has also served as an advisor to the committee for network security at the American Public Transit Association.