Peter Brown

Technology Adviser, First Counsellor, Liaison Office with US Congress, European Parliament

Peter has recently been appointed as Technology Adviser in the European Parliament’s Liaison Office to the US Congress. He returned to public service after a decade in the private sector, of which seven years were in the USA. As a consultant in the private sector, he advised Fortune 100 companies and national governments and international organisations on technology strategy and governance; and also served as President of the “Identity Ecosystem Steering Group”, established to deliver US President Obama’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). A recognised polymath and published author, his experience and knowledge span a wide array of political, societal, cultural, entrepreneurial, scientific, and technological interests, including the governance of information technologies, privacy, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, IoT, and cybersecurity; and music (Peter’s personal studio boasts an eclectic collection of analogue, modular, and digital synthesizers). He is editor of a new ISO Standard on governance implications of the use of artificial intelligence. Peter's professional career since 1984 has been working in the European public service. His work over the years has covered many domains, from political adviser working with a number of world leaders through to developing the first information and technology governance strategy for the European Parliament.

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