Peter Bihr explores the impact of emerging technologies, and how to put them to work responsibly and for the public good. Peter is the founder and Managing Director of The Waving Cat, a boutique research, strategy & foresight company where he explores impact and opportunities of emerging technologies—especially Internet of Things (#iot). As an advisor, he helps organizations excel in an environment shaped by digitization, connectedness and rapid change.
Peter co-founded and chairs the board of ThingsCon e.V., a global community & event platform for IoT practitioners that fosters the creation of a human-centric & responsible Internet of Things. He has co-founded many acclaimed emerging technology conferences including ThingsCon, UIKonf and Cognitive Cities Conference, and curated leading conferences including Interaction (2016), NEXT (2012-15), and TEDxKreuzberg (2009-10).
Peter is a Mozilla Fellow (2018-19), and the author of View Source: Shenzhen and Understanding the Connected Home (with Michelle Thorne). He has provided research and policy recommendations to governments and global tech companies, supported automotive clients with R&D strategy, and helped organizations embrace innovation opportunities as an external radar and sparring partner.
His projects, thoughts and other antics have been featured in Forbes, New York Times, SPIEGEL, The Guardian, ZDF, ZEIT and many others. His work has been exhibited at London Design Festival, the V&A and Fuori Salone. Postscapes named him a Top 100 Influencer in IoT. He blogs at thewavingcat.com.