Head of Technology transformation
Dr Peter Collinson
Peter heads our Technology Transformation practice area. His expertise is gleaned over 25 years in the energy sector, working for an oil major and joint venture partners around the world. His current focus is in maritime technology and business transformation through delivering ‘digitalization and decarbonisation solutions’ for traditional and renewable energy clients.
Peter has worked extensively on the strategic development and deployment of new technology in the energy sector, specifically robotic Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS). He has supported many pre-commercial developments of technology, both under and on the water, small and large. He is a member of the robotics committees for UKRI (Innovate UK Government) and is Industry Lead for NERC’s Net Zero Oceanographic Capability project, aiming to decarbonise the UK’s scientific fleet by 2035.
He conducts technology R&D and M&A activity in the maritime sector for a variety of clients, holds a PhD in Marine Ecology from the University of Hong Kong and is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
The drive to decarbonise business operations is now a priority.
Increasingly investors, companies, and consumers are demanding ‘low carbon or net zero’ intensity products and services.
Our team at Independent Economics, led by Peter Collinson, supports clients through the identification and application of new technologies to transform manual or older digital processes.
We use sector benchmarking strategies.
We undertake appraisal and formulation of corporate transformation strategies, support change-management programmes, identify appropriate technology solutions, and support cultural change, including importantly within the fast-growing area of the ‘blue economy’.