Galaxy Team

Global Market Experience

Galaxy Team

Data & Behavioural Science Expertise

The Galaxy Sciences leadership team has extensive global experience in a diverse range of industries with particular expertise in Data Science, Behavioural Science and Artificial Intelligence.

  • Peter Gloor

    Peter Gloor

    Founder & Chief Creative Officer

    Peter is a digital pioneer who was closely involved in the development of the World Wide Web at MIT in the early 1990's and whose CyberMap model was a forerunner to web browsers. He subsequently founded Galaxy Sciences based on his ongoing work as a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

    Peter is also an Hon Professor at University of Cologne, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Hon Professor at Jilin University, Changchun, China. Earlier he was a Partner with Deloitte and PwC, a Software Leader at UBS and a Post-Doc Fellow at MIT. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Zurich.

  • Harry Toukalas

    Harry Toukalas


    Harry commenced his senior career with the NAB as the Australian Head of Operational Risk before joining Bankers Trust as the Regional Vice President Risk Management for Asia/Pacific.

    He then returned to the NAB as the Global General Manager of Operational Risk and Compliance for the Group.

    Harry subsequently became the founding Managing Director of the Bank of Cyprus Australia (now Delphi Bank), building it into a full service retail bank before its divestment to a major bank. He is currently completing a PhD on Behavioural Science and Artificial Intelligence.

  • Tim Boyle

    Tim Boyle


    Tim has had a diverse international career with senior executive and board roles with major organisations including; Bankers Trust, Austock and Fidelity.

    He has experience with technology platforms, global new market and product entries and managed a listed firm comprising 14 start-ups.

    Prior to that he joined Fidelity as Global CRO and then managed a $150bn FUM business across 24 markets, was Global Head of Relationship Management, European Sales and Alternative Products. He has a Doctorate in Culture and Performance in the Boardroom.

  • Joao Marcos De Oliveira

    Joao Marcos De Oliveira

    Cloud Architect, Data Scientist

    João is a member of the Galaxy Sciences core development team which he joined after working with Peter as an intern at MIT. He holds a Diploma in Computational Engineering from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in Brazil. His main expertise is in natural language processing, data engineering and cloud architecture

  • Matthäus P. Zylka

    Matthäus P. Zylka

    Cloud Architect, Full Stack Dev

    Matthäus is a member of the Galaxy Sciences core dev team. He received his MS in Information Systems from University of Cologne, Germany and finalizes his PhD in the context of HR Analytics at the University of Bamberg (Germany). His interests include Social Network Analysis and HR specific topics like employee turnover and employee retention.

  • Joao Gabriel Marra

    Joao Gabriel Marra

    Full Stack Developer

    João Gabriel Marra has extensive experience in full stack development with particular expertise in Android and iOS development and web front-end development.

    He originally joined the Galaxy team as an MIT collaborator whilst working on the development of Galaxy’s HappiMeter product. Joao is currently a member of the SocialCompass and HappiMeter development team at Galaxy.

    He holds a Diploma in Computational Enginnering from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in Brazil.

  • Andrea Fronzetti Colladon

    Andrea Fronzetti Colladon

    Data Scientist and Consultant

    Andrea is a Research Fellow and an Adjunct Professor of Engineering Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He cooperates on research projects carried out at the MIT Centre for Collective Intelligence where he was a visiting scholar. His research interests include social network and semantic analysis, innovation management and organisational communication. 

  • Ken Riopelle

    Ken Riopelle

    Chief CoolFarming Officer

    Ken is a Research Professor at Wayne State University in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Detroit Michigan. His career spans thirty plus years in automotive consulting and has specialised in the diffusion of innovations in globally networked organisations. He was the Director of Research for Sandy Corporation. 

  • Julia Gluesing

    Julia Gluesing

    Organisational Anthopologist

    Julia is a business and organisational anthropologist with over 30 years experience in industry and academia focusing on global leadership development, managing global teams, managing change, innovating across cultures and cross-cultural communiation and training. Julia is a part-time faculty member in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Wayne State University teaching in the Global Executive Track PhD program, where she was a founder and co-director. 


Galaxy Sciences Advisory Board

  • Rupert Jolley

    Rupert Jolley

    Chair of Business Advisory Board

    Rupert is a recognised thought leader in financial services risk and control with a track record of Board and Executive Board level engagement. He was the Chief Control Officer for HSBC Global Banking & Markets. Prior to this, he was the Chief Advisor for the Australian Treasury in the Markets Division. Earlier, he worked for UBS in senior roles in legal and risk and eventually as the Managing Director Risk Manager to UBS Ag Supervisory Board.

  • Detlef Schoder

    Detlef Schoder

    Chair of Scientific Advisory Board

    Detlef is a Professor at the University of Cologne where he chairs the Department of information Systems and Information Management and is a director of the Institute of Broadcasting Economics. He was the reviewer of the German Parliament’s Lower House for e-Commerce issues and is a consultant to the European Commission.

  • Kai Fischbach

    Kai Fischbach

    Chief Scientist

    Kai is President of the University of Bamberg, Germany, and Professor in Information Systems and Social Networks. He was a Research Assistant at the Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management (Germany) where he received his PhD. Prior to his appointment at Bamberg, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Cologne.


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