Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane

Professor of Sentient Systems, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK

Professor Peter Cochrane OBE

BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc, CGIA, FREng, FRSA, FIEE, FIEEE, FITP

As a seasoned professional with decades of hands on management, technology and operational experience, Peter was Head of Research and CTO @ BT (2000) with a 1000 strong team spanning optical fibre, fixed and mobile networks, complex systems, AI, AL, futures, human behaviour and interfaces. Since leaving BT he has been employed by the defence, logistics, travel, retail, energy, healthcare, transport and Pharma sectors, and as an advisor to governments and numerous companies including Rolls Royce and FaceBook.

As an entrepreneur he engaged in start-ups and global investments. The most visible are eBookers and Shazam Entertainment. Peter was the UK's first Prof for the Public Understanding of Science & Technology @ Bristol in 1998; received the Queen's Award for Innovation & Export in 1990; numerous Honorary Doctorates; and an OBE (1999).  He recently became a Prof of Sentient Systems at the UoS Ipswich.

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