Peter Cochrane is one of the world's most respected and sought-after futurists, with core skills in the area of science and technology applied to strategic corporate situations.
A former Head of Research at British Telecommunications plc, Peter has been professionally engaged in science, technology (particularly Information Technology) and engineering for over 40 years, with a primary focus that aims to provide solutions and create wealth through the application of new technologies and innovative business ideas.
Renowned for his out-of-the-box thinking, Peter applies his skills and experience to chart key changes in industrial science & technology and advise on how these changes can be deployed with maximum benefit in corporate environments across the globe. He serves on the boards of several major companies in the EU and the USA, and has been involved in starting up new businesses that take advantage of technological breakthroughs.
As an Angel and Venture Capitalist, Peter has been involved in setting up new companies in the Travel, Entertainment, Logistics, IT, Security, Education and Healthcare sectors. He was one of the founding directors of eBookers - a start up company that became the biggest eTravel business in the EU, reaching over $1 billion turnover in its fourth year of operation.
Peter is the author of over 1000 blogs, articles and scientific papers, as well as numerous books on the future of technology, business management, and living with rapid change in telecommunications and other areas of technology.
Peter has also spent time in academia as an educator. He was appointed as the UK's first Professor for the Public Understanding of Science & Technology in 1998. A graduate of Nottingham Trent and Essex Universities, Peter has received notable recognition with the Queen's Award for Innovation & Export in 1990 and Honorary Doctorates from Essex, Robert Gordon, Stafford, Nottingham Trent and Brunel Universities.
If you are interested in booking Peter as a Business Speaker, contact Prime Performers via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 7251 8222
- A structural engineer who loves science, technology and design and has designed bridges, skyscrapers and sculptures including spending 6 years working on The Shard.
- A leading technology speaker, presenter and journalist who can currently be seen on Channel 5’s Gadget Show.
- BBC’s Technology Correspondent