Maurice FitzGerald is graduated as an Industrial Engineer, and had a stopwatch in his hand on his first day of his first job. He recently retired from his role as VP of Customer Experience for Hewlett Packard Enterprise software. His career spanned 40 years with HP, Compaq, Digital Equipment Corporation and Blue Bell Apparel, the parent company of Wrangler jeans. In his last 10 years, he had strategy, customer experience and chief of staff roles on the HP EMEA leadership team and the corporate software leadership team.
After his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the National University of Ireland, Peter went on to do his doctorate in Cognitive Psychology at Oxford University. Among the important things he learned was that he needed to paint with his left hand, rather than his right. He combined early work at the Max Planck Institute in Munich with the development of a successful career as an artist. He ultimately left psychology to work in the visual arts full-time, including thirteen years as the editor-in-chief of Ireland’s leading art magazine, Circa.