Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman
IDTechEx, United Kingdom
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Dr Peter Harrop PhD, FIEE, FCIM is Chairman of IDTechEx Ltd. He was previously Chief Executive of Mars Electronics, the $260 million electronics company and Chairman of Pinacl plc, the $100m fibre optic company. He has been chairman of over 15 high tech companies. He has written 14 books on technical subjects, these being published by the Financial Times, John Wiley and others. He lectures and consults internationally on smart labels and smart packaging.
Peter also specialises in electric vehicles. www.ev-data.com
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IDTechEx publications include introductory material such as "The Smart Label Revolution? "Smart Packaging?and "Printed Electronics" plus in depth analysis of aspects such as "RFID Forecasts, Players & Opportunities", "The Future of Chipless RFID? "Item Level RFID?And "Smart Tagging and Smart Packaging in Healthcare? IDTechEx also publishes the monthly web journals "Smart Labels Analyst?and "Smart Packaging Journal?which contain in depth analysis and reports on the many conferences staff attend worldwide. IDTechEx has the world's largest database of RFID case histories, containing over 1,500 RFID case studies ?see www.rfidbase.com for more information.
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Speaker Biography (Peter Harrop)
Dr Peter Harrop PhD, FIEE is Chairman of IDTechEx Ltd. He was previously Director of Technology of Plessey Capacitors Scotland and Chief Executive of Mars Electronics, a start-up he took to $260 million gross sales value with highly automated factories built in US and UK, without acquisitions. He was a board member of $1.5 bn Mars UK, a division of Mars Inc. Mars Electronics was sold for $500 million after he left, generating an excellent return.
He has been Chairman of 15 high tech companies over a period of years including turnrounds on behalf of venture capitalists such as Computer Security International. The largest was Pinacl plc in Wales, made profitable and grown to $100 million in fiber optic manufacture and multimillion dollar structural networks.
Peter lectures and consults internationally on electric vehicles, energy storage, energy harvesting and regeneration. He writes a minimum of five openly published techno-marketing reports yearly at IDTechEx. email@example.com