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“The CEO event was an excellent networking evening as well as a fantastic opportunity to listen and participate in the panel discussion.  The panel members were all excellent and gave wide-ranging, interesting and colourful perspectives.  As a CEO of an early stage company, I found the event really useful and can't wait for the next one!”
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CEO, software

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St John's Innovation Centre,
Cowley Road,
Cambridge,
CB4 0WS

T: +44 (0) 1223 422433

The CEO Dinner is a peer-to-peer networking event for CEOs of ambitious technology companies, from early stage, venture backed companies through to plcs.  Events are hosted by Joe Graziano, Partner and Head of the Technology Practice at Bailey Fisher and Toby Young, Partner & Head of Renewables at Bailey Fisher.



Next event

Wednesday 8 October, 18:00 - 20:30
Hotel du Vin, Cambridge

Guest speaker: David Cleevely
Discussion chaired by Laurence Garrett, Partner - Highland Capital


An invitation-only event for CEOs of ambitious technology companies, offering peer-to-peer networking and a roundtable discussion over dinner.

Our guest speaker will be David Cleevely. David is a serial entrepreneur and telecoms expert with many years of experience founding, growing and advising technology companies.  He is Chairman of CRFS, the spectrum intelligence systems company he co-founded in 2007, and the founder and former Chairman of telecoms consultancy Analysys (acquired by Datatec International in 2004). He co-founded the web based antibody company Abcam and was Chairman until 2009. David is Chairman of Cambridge Wireless, and co-founder and former Chairman of Cambridge Angels.

Discussion will be chaired by Laurence Garrett, Partner at Highland Capital Partners.  Laurence is an experienced investor whose track record includes CSR plc (IPO on LSE), Trigenix (sold to Qualcomm), STNC (sold to Microsoft) and Select Software (IPO on NASDAQ).

 

 

Previous events

July 2014 - IP to IPO
Roundtable discussion over dinner for 20 CEOs of ambitious technology & life science companies

Guest speaker: Darrin Disley, CEO and President of Horizon Discovery Group plc Darrin is a life scientist who has been involved in the start-up and growth of a number of business ventures. He has a track record of raising $190 million business financing from grant, angel, corporate, vc and public market sources as well as closing over $300 million of product, service, and licensing deals. In 2012, he was named Business Leader of the Year at the European Life Science Awards and in 2014 listed Horizon Discovery Group plc on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange achieving a placement of $113 million, an all-time record for a life science company on AIM and the fifth largest all-time on any UK market.

Discussion chaired by Laurence Garrett - an experienced investor since 1994, Laurence is European Partner at Highland Capital.  His track record includes CSR plc (IPO on LSE), Trigenix (sold to Qualcomm), STNC (sold to Microsoft) and  Select Software (IPO on NASDAQ).

March 2014 - Commercialisation of great UK technology
Roundtable discussion over dinner for 20 CEOs of ambitious technology companies
Guest speaker: Warren East -
technologist Warren East retired as ARM’s Chief Executive in July 2013, and is credited with building the Cambridge firm into one of the world’s most successful technology companies.  Since stepping down from ARM, Warren has joined the board of several other firms, including Dyson, Micron, BT and Rolls-Royce.  Warren was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours list & has twice been named in Barron's List of the World's Top 30 CEOs (2011 & 2013).  

Discussion chaired by Laurence Garrett, Partner at Highland Capital Partners

Nov 2013 - Building for success
Roundtable discussion over dinner for 20 CEOs of ambitious technology companies
Guest speaker: Stan Boland -
a highly regarded entrepreneur, Stan has built 2 technology businesses - Element 14 & Icera - to exit for a combined sale price of over $1billion.
Discussion chaired by Laurence Garrett, Partner at Highland Capital Partners

May 2013 - Corporate venturing: What are the opportunities for your business?
Panel discussion with experts from the technology sector:
Frederic Rombaut - Head of Acquisitions & Investments at CISCO
Bruce Beckloff - Founder of Bloc Ventures
Roy Williamson - Director of Castrol innoVentures at BP

Discussion was chaired by Chris Winter, Partner at New Venture Partners

 

Nov 2012 - Looking beyond the obvious: Taking a product to market
Panel discussion with leading figures from the technology sector:
Leon Hurst - Head of Product Portfolio, Connected Car at Jaguar Land Rover
Ian Drew - EVP Marketing & Business Development at ARM Holdings
Simon Bransfield Garth - CEO of Eight19 / Azuri
Discussion was chaired by Sam Hyde - Managing Director of The Technology Partnership


May 2012 - Looking beyond the obvious: Technology, team, investment
Panel discussion with experts from the high-growth technology sector:
John Cronin - Chairman - Picochip, Cyan Technology, Antenova
Andrew Davison - Investment Director, Scottish Equity Partners
Chris Winter - Partner, New Venture Partners
Discussion was chaired by Zickie Lim - Partner, Mills & Reeve


Attendance at the CEO events is by invitation.  If you are a CEO in the technology sector and would be interested in finding out about future events, please contact helen@baileyfisher.com