Peter Wyatt is the PDF Association’s CTO and an independent technology consultant with deep file format and parsing expertise. A developer and researcher working on PDF technologies for more than 20 years, he is ISO Project Leader of ISO 32000 (the core PDF standard), co-Chairs the PDF Association’s PDF TWG and is the PDF Association’s Principal Scientist leading the organization’s contributions on the DARPA-funded “SafeDocs” program, at the intersection of cyber-security, parsers and digital document formats. With degrees in engineering and computer science, he has a background in digital documents, image file format research, product development and standardisation. Peter also holds a number of granted patents.
As a globally recognized PDF expert, Peter actively participates across the PDF ecosystem to promote technically correct implementations, support PDF-based research, and assist organizations and individuals with PDF technology.
Peter also represents Australia as both Head of Delegation and as a subject matter expert at all ISO committees that define PDF or PDF-related standards (ISO TC 171 and ISO TC 130).
Peter previously led the research & development of print rendering and advanced document technologies at Canon’s research laboratory in Sydney, Australia, supporting Canon’s global product range. Before his involvement with PDF, Peter completed his MBA and worked in software R&D in Australia and the UK on successful technologies such as the Australian ‘bionic ear’ (Cochlear), power quality monitoring, and early GSM handsets.
PDF Association Chief Technology Officer
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