Dr Peter Allen originally trained as a physicist, undertaking research into innovative multi-layer semiconductor devices. He has had 20 years of experience in technology and innovation consulting (Coopers & Lybrand, Sagentia, Monitor Group, and nu Angle).
Peter has worked as a facilitator and trainer over two decades and on four continents. He has worked with diverse groups and cultures, covering many industry sectors and over 40 nationalities. He brings broad experience and an ability to adapt when circumstances dictate. During his career over the last two decades he has been exposed to a wide range of industry sectors and technologies: rail, automotive, food & drink, fast moving consumer goods, medical devices, government R&D labs, oil & gas.
Steve retired from his full-time Director role at nu Angle in March 2019 to pursue other interests, but he still helps the nu Angle teams on an ad hoc basis.
Steve co-founded nu Angle 14 years ago with Dr Peter Allen using a business model very different to that of other consultancies. He, like Peter, is an advocate of sourcing the ‘right team’ rather than using consultants just because a consultancy employs them.
This thinking has created a growing virtual organisation of associates and experts from various industry sectors and emerging technologies.
During the 14 years with nu Angle, Steve has applied his experience to create new approaches, tools and techniques to Technology & Innovation Management working in R&D, Product Development, Manufacture.
Prior to forming nu Angle Steve led senior business and practice management activities across Europe. He was a Partner at PA Consulting Group, running the Technology Management Practice for a short while before being head hunted to become the Leader of ADL’s European Technology and Innovation Management Practice in 1999. He left ADL in 2004 to join the Monitor Group, a US-based strategy boutique set up by Harvard Professor Michael Porter.
During his time at Monitor he was tasked with combining the strategy toolset with the technology and innovation management thought leadership. It was at this time that Steve realized that a small network of highly experienced advisors would be a far better platform to bring this combined thought leadership to market and thus ‘nu Angle’ was born.