Cambridge 100 - promoting innovation in business & technology
Who are Cambridge 100?
We are a non-profit business club, founded over 10 years ago, where innovative business people from the region meet to exchange ideas over quarterly dinners in the splendour of 15th century, Jesus College.
Members, their guests, and non-members, can hear how some of Cambridge's most successful business men and women manage innovation and technology.
Autumn Dinner: Wednesday 17th Sept 2014
We are delighted to welcome Dr Ian Lewis as our speaker for the evening who will talk about:
"How to nurture a world-class organisation within Cambridge"
Dr Lewis is Director of Infrastructure Investment, Cambridge University Computing Service.
Ian will present on the aspirations to be 'world class' in research within both the university and the region, highlighting where we do well and some of the remaining challenges.
He lived for 10 years in New York, and was there at the time of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center where he assisted victims in the Winter Garden Atrium before moving to a prepared Merrill Lynch disaster command centre in Jersey City.
To register for the Dinner
Note: The Autumn Dinner is on a Wednesday - not our usual Thursday.
Members: log-in (at the top right of the page) to register your place. As a member, you can bring one guest at the reduced rate and register them at the same time.
Non-members: register here to join us. You don't have to be a Member to attend our Dinners, and you can bring a guest - although only Members' guests come along at the reduced rate.
Please let us know if you or your guests have any dietary requirements when you register your details.
Further details will be sent to attendees nearer the time. Dress is business, plus there is ample parking within the College grounds.
More about us:
Over fine dinners provided by Jesus College, members and guests meet in relaxed and convivial surroundings
Cambridge 100 Dinners also provide an ideal environment for members and invited guests to entertain important clients in the historic surroundings of a notable Cambridge College.
Our new Chairman:
Our new Chairman is Brian Milnes (left) who was elected at the last Committee meeting and will host our next Dinner in September.
The Summer Dinner was the last for Martin Hartley-Jones MBE, as Chairman, who stepped down after many years of sterling service for Cambridge 100. We extend our sincere thanks for his excellent guidance
Summer Dinner - June 2014
The weather for the Summer Dinner could not have been better, allowing pre-dinner drinks to be taken on the Orchard Lawn of Jesus College.
David Cushman spoke about the 10 Principles of Open Business and how this new approach will change the way we do business, a way which major companies are already adopting.
Pre-Dinner drinks on the Orchard Lawn, Jesus College
Menu for the evening:
Chaiman's farewell speech (David Cushman seated left)
Discussions over coffee
Pre-drinks on the Orchard Lawn
Photos from recent Dinners
Pre-Dinner networking in the Prioress's Room.
Introductions in the Prioress's Room. Photos: Stef Ferrucci.
Previous Dinner Speakers
March 2014: Prof Alan Barrell, presided over a lively panel discussion following a presentation on the emergence and explosive growth of crowdfunding, as a credible alternative to bank finance for businesses, by Goncalo de Vasconceles and Bryan Zhang, recognised experts in the field of crowdfunding. We were delighted to have Julian Huppert, MP, attend.
November 2013: Dr Christoph Wiesner, CEO TWI, described the challenges TWI faced from the start, helping Steve Jobs with flat screen technology to school children learning about engineering through collaborative programmes.
May 2013: Dr Andy Richards biotechnology entrepreneur and business angel, spoke about how “personalisation” of medical treatment is a far more effective than focusing on the population as a whole and the constant drive for new drugs.
February 2013: Prof Sir Mike Gregory. "The role of manufacturing in the modern economy". Prof Gregory is Head of Manufacturing & Management at the University Engineering Department, and Institute for Manufacturing.
November 2012: Dr David Hall "When engineering and forensics collide". Dr Hall, founder of The Ideas Centre. Innovative ideas can unblock those patterned thinking systems, prevalent within many company management structures.
September 2012: Dr Gerald Avison "Managing Innovation Success". Dr Avison, co-founder and Chairman of TTP Group. The lessons he has leant from guiding the Group from its very early days to the success story it is today.
May 2012: Dr Tim Coombs & Dr Jim Haselhof "The development of superconducting motors" by Dr Coombs, University’s Engineering Power Group. "Standardising "genetic building blocks" by Dr Jim Haselof, Dpt Plant Sciences,
February 2012: Prof Alan Barrell and Dr Brian Cox.Enter the Dragon, A China Evening.
November 2011: Graham Budd, COO ARM Holdings plc Computing in the post-PC era.
More photos from recent Dinners Photos: www.niluka.co.uk
Benefits of Cambridge 100 membership
To experience what Cambridge 100 can offer, here are just some of the benefits of membership:
You can become a member here.
Summer Dinner June 2014
Listening to the Chairman's speech
That businesses in and around Cambridge benefit from access to skills and experience from members whom they may not necessarily meet outside their normal networks.
Cambridge 100 is a not-for-profit association, founded on the principle that members and guests will benefit more from getting to know each other by exchanging views and ideas in a relaxed atmosphere.
All Cambridge 100 meetings are conducted under Chatham House* Rules,encouraging openness and freedom of information.
Summer Dinner with David Cushman
David Cushman presenting the 10 Principles of Open Business
David Cushman in conversation on the lawn
Jesus College in the sunshine viewed from the Orchard Lawn .