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WEBINAR: Serendipity: can you build companies and a career from chance meetings?

Brought to you by CW (Cambridge Wireless)

Join serial entrepreneur, angel investor and founder of CW, Dr David Cleevely as he draws on his own experiences to explore innovation and growth for a technology organisation in an increasingly difficult financial landscape.

About the event

Join serial entrepreneur, angel investor and founder of CW, Dr David Cleevely as he draws on his own experiences to explore innovation and growth for a technology organisation in an increasingly difficult financial landscape.

David will share his insights on how best to seek and retain early-stage funding and the potential opportunities which may arise in the coming months. He will identify common trends and themes which he has encountered in successful teams and businesses throughout his career.

This informal webinar will start with a presentation from Dr Cleevely, followed by a fireside chat hosted by Raj Gawera, Samsung Research and CW Board Chairman. Delegates will be encouraged to submit their own questions to draw on Dr Cleevely's expertise and experiences.

ABOUT DAVID

David CleevelyDavid Cleevely CBE FREng, FIET is the Chairman of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. 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. He has co-founded several other companies and is Chairman of two of them, including the award winning restaurant “Bocca di Lupo” and its gelateria subsidiary, Gelupo. He has been a director of two quoted companies.

He has been active in promoting Cambridge. He was a prime mover behind Cambridge Network, co-founder of Cambridge Wireless, co-founder and Chairman of Cambridge Angels, Founding Director of the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge and Vice Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Commission.  Other policy work has included membership of the IET Communications Policy Panel, the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board and the Enterprise Committee and the National Engineering Policy Group at the Royal Academy of Engineering. 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). 

In addition to Raspberry Pi, his charitable work includes the Cambridge Science Centre, which he helped set up and fund in 2013 and continues as Chair.

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. 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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Agenda

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15:00

Welcome from our chair Raj Gawera, VP & Managing Director, Samsung Cambridge (SCSC)

15:05

Presentation from Dr. David Cleevely,

‘Serendipity: can you build companies and a career from chance meetings?’

15:20

Fireside chat between David and Raj, includes questions from the audience

15:40

Concluding remarks

15:45

Webinar finishes

Speakers

Raj Gawera - VP & Managing Director, Samsung Cambridge (SCSC)

Raj has over 20 years of experience in short range and wireless communications technology R&D, business development and marketing. Raj was part of initial IEEE 802.11 team to define first WLAN standard in 1996 – a technology which has now shipped over 5bn units. Raj also helped pioneer the first 3G data transmissions working with Motorola and others to demonstrate one of the first video calls at the 3GSM show in 1998 – many years before 3G licences were awarded. He has also been awarded a number of patents including short range wireless technologies. Raj was a founder member of startup UbiNetics (1999), which successfully exited in 2005 for over $120m USD. As part of that deal, Raj joined CSR and ultimately took the role of VP Marketing where he was part of the team that acquired SiRF Technologies for $136m (2009) to add GPS technology to CSR portfolio. More recently in 2012, he helped sell CSR’s handset business to Samsung in a deal worth $310m for 310 staff to form the SCSC division. As part of that deal, Raj took up the role of VP Marketing responsible for defining future wireless products. In 2014, Raj was promoted to head up the SCSC division leading the silicon and software development for Samsung’s connectivity solutions.

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