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Peter Cochrane
Member, Board of Advisors

Peter was Chief Technologist for BT from 1998 to 2000 and a prior Head of Research with 1000 people dedicated to charting the future of technology and society. Peter's BT career spanned 38 years from lineman to researcher and finally as a primary agent of change. He has also been a consultant to numerous international companies and organizations with his personal contributions spanning circuit, system and network design; software production, machine programming, switching and transmission; human interfaces; working environments; telemedicine, bit warfare, artificial intelligence; artificial life; adaptive systems and control; management system design; and work methods. He has held numerous academic posts including the Collier Chair for the Public Understanding of Science & Technology @ Bristol, visiting professorships at University College London and Essex and Kent Universities, he is also an international writer and broadcaster.

Peter founded a new style laboratory in Silicon Valley with a group from the Apple Advanced Technology Group in 1998 as part of his personal program of diversification. He is currently involved as a new business consultant and business angel with a wide range of companies across the planet. His single biggest involvement to date has been eBookers now the biggest travel agent in Europe. Others include Pico-Second Pulse Labs (CO USA), SmartiFacts (India) and Shazam Entertainment (UK), Knowledge Vector (USA) et al.