Peter is the New Industries and Platforms Leader for Data61 – CSIRO’s data science unit. In this role he is exploring collaboration models that bring industry and innovation communities together to achieve significant national impact for society, the environment and the economy.
Smart cities, sensing, data analytics and secure data have all been recent focus areas while at CSIRO. Peter came to CSIRO from National ICT Australia (NICTA) where he led R&D programs in structural health monitoring and cognitive load measurement.
Previously Peter led a number of initiatives in product, service and channel partnership development for Avaya Inc in the US. Prior to that Peter consulted to Bell Laboratories and was the CIO of a technology based retail startup based in Sydney.
Peter is also the director of a management consultancy firm specialising in corporate strategy and R&D processes for technology organisations.
Peter is an inventor on over 25 granted patents in voice and video communications, data networking and biometrics with others pending in civil engineering and data analytics.
Peter holds an MBA (Exec) from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Peter is also a director of the Australian Smart Communities Association and the Board member of NSW Smart Sensing Network.