Peter Graham

Is currently an Associate Partner at IBM. As part of the Global Customs, Borders and Revenue Management Team, Peter is IBM,s subject matter expert on Border Security, Immigration and Identity Management. Peter works with key IBM clients around the world on strategic border and transportation security and identity management programs.Previously, as Director of Special Projects in the UK Immigration Service Peter led the development of the UK’s Visa and Border Control Strategy as well as leading a number of strategic projects, including international data sharing and registered traveler programs (Projects IRIS and MiSense). Prior to this Peter was Director of Strategy and Policy for e-Borders, a multi-agency programme, being developed in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate of the Home Office, which will transform the concept of operations for securing UK borders.Peter joined the Immigration and Nationality Department of Home Office in 1991 and was responsible for the successful establishment of the Asylum Screening Unit and the Third Country Unit. In 1993 he managed the successful introduction of fingerprinting into the Immigration and Nationality Directorate’s business. He has also worked in immigration appeals, European asylum policy and criminal justice policy.Peter was made Deputy Director for Border Control Operations of the UK Immigration Service in 2001 with particular responsibility for policy, strategy, modernisation and carrier relations. He led the operation to close Sangatte Refugee Camp in Northern France as well as developing the UK’s successful Airline Liaison Network.Peter is a member of IATA’s Simplifying Passenger Travel group, the international border police organization BorderPol, the European Science Research and Innovation Forum and acts as a strategic advisor to a number of national and international public sector organizations including Interpol.