Board of Directors

Sir Hossein Yassaie


Sir Hossein Yassaie is a recognised figure on the world technology stage & an entrepreneur with a deep belief in disruptive technologies/strategies. He was founder & CEO of Imagination Technologies Plc until Q1 2016, where he created a business powering billions ...

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Alan Banks


Alan started his career at British Telecom where he trained as a Telecommunications Electronics engineer. He joined Ford Motor Company in 1985 where he held a number of management positions within the IT Department delivering Telecommunications and Product Development ...

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Hermann Hauser

Amadeus Capital

In 2015 Hermann was awarded an KBE for services to Engineering and Industry.  Serial Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners, Dr Hermann Hauser KBE has wide experience in developing and financing companies in the information technology sector. He co-founded...

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Simon Segars


Since joining Arm as one of its first employees, Simon has driven technical and business innovations to help transform the company into the leading architect of the most pervasive compute technology the world has ever seen. Simon led the development of early ground-breaking Arm processors –the Arm7 and Arm9 ...

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Stan Boland


Stan Boland is a co-founder and CEO of Five AI, a new venture-backed start-up developing driverless car software. He was co-founder and CEO of two of the UK’s most successful venture-backed communications silicon and software companies, Element 14 Inc. and Icera Inc., one bought by Broadcom and and the other by NVIDIA, for an aggregate value of ...

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Tim Luke

Barclays Capital

Tim is Vice Chairman for Barclays Capital’s Global Tech, Media and Telecom practice based in New York covering the US and Europe. He rejoined Barclays having spent 3 years from May 2011 to July 2014 working as a Senior Adviser on Business, Trade and Innovation to the UK Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street he focused on developing policies aimed at ...

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Mike Risman

Vitruvian Partners

Mike is a founder of Vitruvian Partners. As a Managing Partner, he is responsible for managing the firm with particular focus on the Investment Team and Investor Relations. He is co-Chair of the Investment Committee. His 20 year track record includes numerous successful leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions covering all aspects of ...

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Luke Ibbetson

Vodafone Group R&D

Luke Ibbetson has been with Vodafone since 1996 and currently heads the Vodafone Group Strategy and R&D organisation, responsible for all aspects of network research and strategy including Vodafone’s participation in international standards & industry alliances, definition of the architectural blueprint for future networks, trials of emerging / disruptive ...

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