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Professor Peter Cochrane OBE, BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc, CGIA, FREng, FRSA, FIEE, FIEEE
Born: 11 July, 1946
Occupation: Cochrane Associates Co-Founder, Chairman & Director, Business Angel & Consultant
Office: TBA

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Biography

Peter Cochrane joined the GPO in 1962 and was employed as a linesman and maintenance technician until 1966. He graduated from Trent Polytechnic with a BSc Hons in Electrical Engineering in 1973 and gained an MSc, PhD and DSc in telecommunications systems from the Essex University in 1976,79 & 93 respectively. He is a Fellow of the IEE, IEEE The Royal Academy of Engineering, a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has been a Visiting Professor to University College London and Essex and Southampton Universities, an Honorary Professor and Member of Court at the University of Kent. He was the Collier Chair for the Public Understanding of Science & Technology at the University of Bristol from 1999 to 2000 and was a member of the Oxford University Advisory Council on Further Education from 1997 to 1999.

Peter is also a member of the TTI Vanguard Advisory Board, a Concours Advisory Board Member and a consultant to numerous international companies.

Peter received the IEE Electronics Division Premium in 1986; the Queen's Award for Innovation & Export in 1990 (as manager for the production of optical receivers for TAT8 and PTAT1 undersea cable systems); and the IEE Computing and Control Premium and the IERE Benefactors Prize for published papers in 1994. He was also awarded the Martlesham Medal for his contribution to the development of fibre optics systems and networks in 1994, the Institute of Mining Engineers James Clerk Maxwell Memorial Medal in 1995, and the IBTE Best Paper Prize in 1996. He has received Honorary Doctorates from Essex, Robert Gordon, Stafford, and Nottingham Trent Universities and was awarded an OBE in 1999 for his contribution to international communications. Peter was awarded an IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000 and The City & Guilds Prince Philip Medal in 2001. He also received the CNET Networks Business Technology Award for outstanding contributions to the UK technology industry in 2007.

Peter joined BT Laboratories in 1973 and has worked on a wide range of analogue and digital switching and transmission studies. He has been a consultant to numerous international companies concerned with systems, networks and test equipment development. In 1978 he became manager of the Long Lines Division where he was involved with the development of intensity modulated and coherent optical systems, photonic amplifiers and wavelength routed networks for terrestrial and undersea applications.

In 1991, he was appointed to head the Systems Research Division at BTL and was responsible for future advanced media, computing and communications developments. During 1993 he was promoted to head the Research Department at BT Laboratories with 660 staff dedicated to the study of future technologies, systems, networks and services. In 1999 he became BT's Chief Technologist and established a new team of Communication Consultancy Group concerned with charting the long-term future of technology, society, BT and it's customers and clients.

At the end of November 2000 Peter retired from BT to join his own startup company, ConceptLabs - which he founded with a group out of Apple Computers in 1998 at Campbell CA, in Silicon Valley. In 2006 Peter left ConceptLabs and moved on to form a new virtualized global operation (Cochrane Associates) to exploit the new business freedoms and opportunities afforded by the latest technologies.

Peter has published widely in all areas of IT, systems, management, and processes. He is also a regular contributor to the international paper and electronic press, radio and TV. He also joined a select group of Apple Masters in 1997.

Peter currently lives in Suffolk UK, and enjoys a wide variety of activities from DIY, swimming and cycling, to sailing, fly-fishing, music and reading.


Brief Biography

Peter Cochrane is a graduate of Trent Polytechnic and Essex University. He has been a visiting professor to UCL, Essex, Southampton and Kent universities. He was the Collier Chair for the Public Understanding of Science & Technology from 1999 to 2000 at the University of Bristol, and is a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He joined BT Laboratories in 1973 and has worked on both analogue and digital switching and transmission studies. From 1988 he managed the Long Lines Division where he was involved in the development of intensity modulated and coherent optical systems, photonic amplifiers and wavelength-routed networks. In 1991 he established the Systems Research Division and during 1993 he was promoted to head the Research Department at BT laboratories with 660 staff. In 1999 he became BT's Chief Technologist and established a new team of Communication Consultancy Group concerned with charting the long-term future of technology, society, BT and it's customers and clients.

At the end of November 2000 Peter retired from BT to join his own startup company, ConceptLabs - which he founded with a group out of Apple Computers in 1998 at Campbell CA, in Silicon Valley. In 2006 Peter left ConceptLabs and moved on to form a new virtualized global operation (Cochrane Associates) to exploit the new business freedoms and opportunities afforded by the latest technologies.

Peter has published widely in all areas of IT, systems, management, and processes. He is also a regular contributor to the international paper and electronic press, radio and TV. He also joined a select group of Apple Masters in 1997.

Peter currently lives in Suffolk UK, and enjoys a wide variety of activities from DIY, swimming and cycling, to sailing, fly-fishing, music and reading.

He led a team that received the Queen's Award for Innovation & Export in 1990; the Martlesham Medal for contributions to fibre optic technology in 1994; the IEE Electronics Division Premium in 1986; Computing and control Premium in 1994 and the IERE Benefactors Prize in 1994; the James Clerk Maxwell Memorial Medal in 1995; IBTE Best Paper Prize and Honorary Doctorates from Essex, Robert Gordon, Stafford, and Nottingham Trent Universities and was awarded an OBE in 1999 for his contribution to international communications. Peter was awarded an IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000 and The City & Guilds Prince Philip Medal in 2001. He also received the CNET Networks Business Technology Award for outstanding contributions to the UK technology industry in 2007.


Very Brief Biography

Peter Cochrane joined BT Laboratories in 1973 and has worked on a wide range of technologies and systems. In 1993 he was appointed as the Head of Research, and in 1999 he became BT's Chief Technologist. At the end of November 2000 Peter retired from BT to join his own startup company - ConceptLabs - which he founded with a group out of Apple Computers in 1998 at Campbell CA, in Silicon Valley. In 2006 Peter left ConceptLabs and moved on to form a new virtualized global operation (Cochrane Associates) to exploit the new business freedoms and opportunities afforded by the latest technologies. A graduate of Trent Polytechnic and Essex University. He has been a visiting professor to UCL, Essex, Southampton, and Kent. He was the Collier Chair for The Public Understanding of Science & Technology at The University of Bristol and is a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He has published and lectured widely on technology and the implications of IT and technology in general.

He led a team that received the Queen's Award for Innovation & Export in 1990; the Martlesham Medal for contributions to fibre optic technology in 1994; the IEE Electronics Division Premium in 1986; Computing and control Premium in 1994 and the IERE Benefactors Prize in 1994; the James Clerk Maxwell Memorial Medal in 1995; IBTE Best Paper Prize and Honorary Doctorates from Essex, Robert Gordon, Stafford, and Nottingham Trent Universities and was awarded an OBE in 1999 for his contribution to international communications. Peter was awarded an IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000 and The City & Guilds Prince Philip Medal in 2001.


Very Very Brief Biography

Peter Cochrane was Head of BT Research from 1993 - 99, in 1999 he was appointed Chief Technologist. At the end of November 2000 Peter retired from BT to join his own startup company, ConceptLabs - which he founded with a group out of Apple Computers in 1998 in Silicon Valley.

In 2006 Peter moved on to form a new virtualized global operation (Cochrane Associates) to exploit the new business freedoms and opportunities afforded by the latest technologies. A graduate of Trent Polytechnic and Essex University, he was the Collier Chair for The Public Understanding of Science & Technology at The University of Bristol from 1999 to 2000. He is a Fellow of the IEE, IEEE, Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He has published and lectured widely on technology and the implications of IT and was awarded an OBE in 1999 for his contribution to international communications, the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000 and The City & Guilds Prince Philip Medal in 2001.