Dr Peter Celinski
CTO, D&M Holdings
Publisher & Managing Editor, Waste + Water Management Australia (WWM)
Peter is CTO of D&M Holdings, Inc., a global leader in home theatre audio/video consumer electronics products under the brands Denon, HEOS by Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustics, where Peter leads global technology strategy.
Previously, Peter was co-founder of Avega Systems, the software technology company started in Sydney in 2004 which focused on networked media streaming. Avega Systems was acquired by Altec Lansing in 2010. The original team and technology were later acquired again by D&M, leading to the development and global launch of the award-winning HEOS by Denon multi-room product family in mid-2014.
Peter's technology and international business development experience is considerable, having led technology, content, and strategic partnerships. He has been closing deals for D&M and Avega Systems for more than a decade, including the past 6 years spent in the heart of Silicon Valley. Avega Systems raised over $10M in venture capital from private, institutional, and strategic investors. Peter led and closed multiple technology licensing deals deals with Fortune 100s, culminating in Avega’s acquisition.
Peter is the co-inventor of 6 granted patents. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, focusing on neural-inspired integrated circuits for accelerated computation, from the University of Adelaide.