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Peter Karney

Head of Product Innovation

A seasoned technologist and senior product manager, Peter Karney heads up Digital Catapult’s Product Innovation team which defines the scope and features of the platforms that support our key activities. With a team of researchers, designers, tech evangelists and product managers, Peter helps turn project ideas and concepts into tangible assets and services. He has been instrumental in setting up Things Connected, the UK’s largest LPWAN network and an associated innovation programme.

He brings over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications services and the product management of digital consumer applications and has worked for some of the largest telecoms companies (NEC and Vodafone) where he was involved in 5 new mobile network launches across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Peter has also worked for smaller startups and innovation organisations (Livewire Mobile – now acquired by Onmobile, Wholesale Applications Community – now acquired by Apigee and Hibu Labs).