Peter Went is the Chief Executive Officer of WCC, where his role is to oversee the company’s operations in The Netherlands and the United States.
Mr. Went founded WCC in 1996 after a frustrating search for a new house exposed the fact that existing database technologies were ill-equipped for performing certain types of searches. This revelation led him to develop a search tool that worked more like the human mind, and set the foundation for WCC’s ELISE fuzzy database technology.
Prior to WCC, Peter Went held a number of leadership positions with different high tech companies. He served as CTO of Quality System Development, which developed and marketed an integrated banking system for European banks. He also was Founder & CEO of UniSoft, where he orchestrated the company’s expansion into Prague.
Mr. Went’s experience also includes various roles in both software development and business consulting. He has served as lead developer with Shell International, principal consultant at James Martin Associates and principal consultant with Platinum Technology.
Being an internationally recognized expert in relational database systems, Mr. Went has spoken at a number of occasions, including IBM Guide event, Security Symposium, HR-XML, the British Chamber of Commerce and was recently asked to be a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards.