Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane

Chairman and CEO, Cochrane Associates

Peter is a seasoned professional with decades of hands on management, technology and operational experience. Whilst employed by BT he progressed from linesman to R&D engineer, Head of Research and then CTO.  His 1000 strong team engaged in studies spanning optical fibre, fixed and mobile networks, security, complex systems, AI, AL, future products, human behaviour and interfaces. Peter has also been employed as a consultant and advisor in the defence, logistics, travel, retail, energy, healthcare, transport and pharma sectors. As an entrepreneur he has also engaged in the founding of new companies, and global investments. He was appointed as the UK's first Prof for the Public Understanding of Science & Technology @ Bristol in 1998. Peter received the Queen's Award for Innovation & Export in 1990, numerous Honorary Doctorates, and was awarded an OBE (1999) for contributions to international communications.