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Peter Runcie

Business Leader,
Future Communities,
Data61 / Commonwealth Scientific,
Reseaech Organisation (CSIRO)

Peter is Future Communities Leader for Data61. In this role he works closely with the research community, industry and governments to improve our urban and social environments.

In his role at Data61 and as a board member of the Australian Smart Communities Association Peter is keen to increase the positive impact of the research and development community on the daily lives of citizens.

Peter has a technical background and is an inventor on over 25 granted patents in voice and video communications, data networking, biometrics with others pending in structural health monitoring and data analytics.

Peter holds an MBA (Exec) from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Data61 is the largest data innovation group in Australia. We are unrivalled in our intellectual capital and our network with the global technology marketplace. Data61’s approximately 1100 staff develop digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 will continue to develop Australia’s future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD

student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia. Data61 continues to forge close collaborations with other innovators in Australia and internationally. In addition to undertaking research and development activities Data61 serves as a trusted and independent advisor to governments and industry.

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