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Peter Coldicott

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Peter is a founder of Pragmatic Data Research Ltd. – a consultancy specializing in accelerating digital transformations through innovative data architectures and governance.

Peter retired from IBM as a Distinguished Engineer and CTO in the Media Solutions group in Q1 2021 where he led the application of Artificial Intelligence and advanced computational analytics to Video Content, both recorded and live streams. He was responsible for technical leadership, product development and operations in this technically complex area with particular focus on maintaining data privacy, security and ensuring ethical use of the technology.

As an experienced technical executive and thought leader, Peter focusses on creating and leading advanced technical teams that rapidly and iteratively create new solutions to derive value from information. A proven CTO and Development Director, Peter has combined technology development, team development and operations to build and deliver numerous ground-breaking products and technologies. Peter’s projects have varied is size from single digits of developers to multiple hundreds, across Automotive, Mining, Banking, Insurance and Government, including Law Enforcement, Intelligence, Cities, State, Local and Federal agencies. 

Peter has over 50 years of experience in commercial distributed computing ranging over transaction and object-oriented systems development, computer networking, information integration, business integration and systems management, mainly in areas with very high data volumes and with extremely challenging performance needs. Peter has served as a trusted advisor to customers, has been a co-author of numerous papers and IBM red books, and has represented IBM on the boards of Industry Standards organizations.