Peter Waggett

Peter Waggett

Emerging Technology Director



Dr Peter Waggett, Programme Leader, Emerging Technology Group, IBM

Dr. Peter Waggett is the Programme Leader for IBM’s Emerging Technology Group based at the Hursley Laboratory. He manages a team of 45 professionals and, in addition, performs consultancy assignments in support of a number of high profile projects for IBM. These projects include the UK’s biometric matching system and the International Technology Alliance research programme into novel sensor networks.

Dr Waggett has extensive experience of innovative IT systems, including research into image processing at University College London and the Marconi Research Centre. He has provided consultancy to a wide range of clients in the public and private sector including serving as an advisor to the UK Governments Chief Scientific Officer. His work includes responsibility for the delivery of innovative systems for a range of government and commercial organizations and he has been the Big Data subject matter expert for a range of projects and clients including the UK’s biometric visa matching system.