Former NASA scientist touches down in Cambridge

Peter Scott

A former NASA computer scientist will advise business leaders on the technological revolution in an event hosted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Cambridge this month.

Peter Scott, who worked for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for over 30 years, helping advance exploration of the Solar System, touches down on Friday 15 November at the Bradfield Centre on Cambridge Science Park as the guest speaker for IoD Cambridgeshire event: The Future of Work in the AI Revolution.

As one of the leading authorities on IT infrastructure, Peter has made the exploration of technology and its impact on human development his life’s work.

In recent years, Peter founded the Next Wave Institute, a non-profit foundation formed to educate generations on the peril and promise of exponential technological progress, Peter will talk about the future of work, business, and society in a technological revolution that society has yet to fully grasp. He is also the author of the Human Cusp, in which the first book Crisis of Control explores how ‘artificial intelligences may save or destroy the human race’.

Simone Robinson, regional director for IoD East of England commented, “This is an incredible opportunity to hear from one of the world’s greatest authorities and explore the possibilities and challenges that technology brings. We are proud to be hosting this event in Cambridge and look forward to welcoming business leaders.”

The event, taking place at the Cambridge Bradfield Centre is free for IoD members and £5 non-members. Spaces are limited and can be booked online here.


A membership organisation for Directors of organisations in Cambridgeshire. This is the local branch of the national IoD organisation.

Institute of Directors (Cambridgeshire)