Peter Wyatt is the PDF Association’s CTO and an independent technology consultant with deep file format and parsing expertise, who is a developer and researcher actively working on PDF technologies for more than 20 years. He is Project co-Leader of ISO 32000 (the core PDF standard), co-Chairs the PDF Association PDF TWG and is the PDF Association’s Principal Scientist leading work on the DARPA-funded “SafeDocs” project which is at the intersection of cyber-security, parsers and electronic document formats. As a globally recognized PDF expert, he actively participates across the PDF ecosystem to promote technically correct implementations, support PDF-based research, and assist organizations and individuals with PDF technology.
With degrees in engineering and computer science, he has a background in digital documents and image file format research, product development and standardisation, and holds a number of granted patents. Peter also represents Australia as both Head of Delegation and 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 becoming involved in 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.