Docherty, Peter

Docherty, Peter

Founder and Chief Technology Officer at ThinkAnalytics

Peter Docherty founded ThinkAnalytics in 2001 and has been CTO leading the global R&D team since then. The technical brains behind the world’s most widely deployed personalised content recommendation engine, Peter’s vision for the massive potential of AI and machine learning goes back to the founding of the company.

Peter has a multitude of patents granted and pending to his name and is responsible for many industry firsts including, in 2006, the first recommendations engine for live, linear TV which is far more difficult than VOD and the first content discovery vendor to scale to over 100 million users in the cloud.

Since 2010 he has been on the Advisory Board at the University of Stirling and since 2013 he has been on the Industrial Advisory Board at the University of Strathclyde. Since 2016, Peter has been a member of the Innovation Advisory Board at The Data Lab, Scotland’s Innovation Centre for data science and AI.

Peter graduated in computer science and microprocessor systems from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland; has an MBA with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde Graduate Business School; and is a Chartered Engineer.