CW Prestigious Lecture Series 'Thought Leaders in Wireless'

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Cambridge Wireless (CW) proudly presents the sixth event in its Prestigious Lecture Series, kindly sponsored by Mathys & Squire LLP and announcing David Cleevely, Co-Founder and former Chair of Cambridge Angels, Chairman of CW and Co-Founder of more than 12 companies as the evening's speaker.

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David will talk to the topic 'Communications: The Coming Revolutions'. Drawing on over 40 years in telecoms and technology, he will set out a vision of the coming revolutions in technology, business models and regulation and what the world might look like in 2030.

In 2002 The Economist identified ‘an entirely new market’, convinced that the collision of computing and mobility would lead to ‘a surge of innovation’.

Almost 15 years later we can see they were broadly right – but horribly wrong in the detail. What collisions and innovations will shape the next 15 years? Where will the new markets be created? Can we do better than the Economist did?

Drawing on over 40 years in telecoms and technology, David Cleevely will set out a vision of the coming revolutions in technology, business models and regulation, and what the world might look like in 2030.

This exclusive evening, taking place at the Moller Centre, will commence with David's insightful lecture chaired by Professor William Webb, Cambridge Wireless Board Member and CEO at Weightless SIG, followed by an Open Forum and networking drinks reception.

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Sponsored by Mathys & Squire LLP

Mathys & Squire is one of Europe’s specialist Intellectual Property firms.

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David Cleevely CBE, FREng FIET - Chairman, Raspberry Pi Foundation

David Cleevely CBE FREng, FIET is the Chairman of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd. He is the founder and former Chairman of telecoms consultancy Analysys (acquired by Datatec International in 2004). In 1998, he co-founded the web based antibody company Abcam (ABC.L) with Jonathan Milner and was Chairman until November 2009. In late 2004 he co-founded the 3G femto base station company, 3Way Networks, which was sold to Airvana in April 2007. He has invested in over 55 companies and is Chairman of four of them, including the award winning restaurant “Bocca di Lupo” and its gelateria subsidiary, Gelupo. He has been a prime mover behind Cambridge Network, co-founder of Cambridge Wireless, co-founder and Chairman of Cambridge Angels and is a member of the IET Communications Policy Panel. For 8 years until March 2009 he was a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board. From 2001 to 2008 he was a member of the Ministry of Defence Board overseeing information systems and services (DES-ISS, formerly the Defence Communications Services Agency). After being sponsored to study Cybernetics at Reading by Post Office Telecommunications, he joined their Long Range Studies Division. A PhD at Cambridge was then followed by the Economist Intelligence Unit in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the IET and he has recently held an Industrial Fellowship at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. In 2009 he was appointed the Founding Director and Executive Committee Member of the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge and was Chair until June 2018. He was elected a Fellow Commoner of Queens College, Cambridge in 2013 and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall in 2015. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List in 2013.

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The Moller Centre, Churchill College, Storeys Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DE

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