Recipient, "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Science & Technology Award"
The Science Museum of Long Island recently named Peter Goldsmith as a recipient of a 2013 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD. Peter will be honored on Wednesday, February 6th at the Westbury Manor for his outstanding contributions toward the advancement and education of science and technology.
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A summary of Peter Goldsmith's impressive list of accomplishments:
Peter Goldsmith worked for CBS Records as Director of A&R Operations under the mentorship of Clive Davis. He then joined Grumman Data Systems from 1975 – 1995 and was Director of Operations. In this capacity he traveled around the country supporting the many Grumman won Information Technology programs at NASA and other government sites. In 1995 he was put in charge of Project Long Island, and in the fall of 1997, a not for profit organization was formed called the Long Island Software and Technology Network or LISTnet.
Peter was elected Chairman and President of LISTnet, which in 16 years has grown to nearly 1,000 member companies with 80 Corporate Sponsors. Some of LISTnet’s major events are LISA (Long Island Software Awards), Tech MELT, BEST, T³ (Twenty Top Techies), the Diamond Awards and the Techonomic Awards. There are also 18 Special Interest Groups (SIG’s) and four Councils for CEO’s, CFO’s, CIO’s and the ECHO Group. The purpose of LISTnet is to promote our region as a Technology Center of Excellence, and help Tech Companies grow their business. The four legs of LISTnet are Software/IT, Healthcare/IT, Smart Energy and Wireless/Mobility. In 2012, the LI Tech COMETS program (Connected Organization Mentoring Exciting Tech Startups) was started and three Long Island startups were selected for a six month mentoring program.
He has a BBA from CCNY and received a MBA with honors from St. John’s University in 1978. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, was elected to Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in Finance, and is also an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University. He is on the Stony Brook Universities’ Computer Science Advisory Board and their College of Engineering & Applied Sciences Dean’s Council, the Board of Energeia, the Board of Governors for Touro Law School and the Secretary and Board member of LI Angel Network. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from Briarcliffe College in May 2001, received the “Have a Heart” Award in 2004 from the American Heart Association, the Touro Law School’s “Friend of Justice” award in 2006, and the Rough Rider Award in 2007 from the Boy Scouts of America. Married to Joyce, they have one son, Matthew, who has his own criminal practice in New York City.
The inaugural ADVOCATES FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at Westbury Manor. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
When & Where
Science Museum of Long Island
Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1963, SMLI is a not-for-profit science activity center located in Plandome on the Leeds Pond Preserve in Nassau County. The Science Museum offers enrichment workshops for children on weekdays and during school vacations. SMLI provides teachers and community leaders with field trips as well as programs that can be brought onsite to field locations. Activities at the Science Museum are typically pre-registered hands-on science workshops.