Peng Xiao

Peng Xiao is a global technology and business leader with a track record of building breakthrough products, delivering customer successes, and achieving commercial results.


As CEO of Abu Dhabi-based Group42 Ltd., Peng is responsible for crafting the Group’s business and product strategies, and overseeing the operating companies across numerous industry verticals, including smart city, healthcare, energy, finance and education. The Group has developed world-class solutions in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Mobile Technology, and Cloud Computing, and its offerings are delivered to a wide range of commercial and government clients.


Previously, as Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Information Officer of MicroStrategy, Peng spent a decade in the enterprise software industry. Responsible for the management of over 1,000 engineers, Peng led the R&D of the company’s entire product portfolio, including Business Intelligence, Secure Identity, and Mobile Commerce.


Over the years, Peng established a partnership ecosystem to promote joint technology and business development with his counterparts at Facebook, eBay, Citigroup, PayPal, Alibaba and other Fortune 500 companies, rapidly creating and deploying cutting-edge analytics, security, and commerce solutions.