Promoting innovation in business & technology
Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner
Thursday 25th February 2016 at Jesus College
Our speaker is:
Dr David Brown
BSc, PhD, FRSC, FRSM
Registration for this Dinner is now open.
David's topic for the evening is:
What's the risk, what's the solution?
Dr David Brown from Alchemy Biomedical Consulting has over 40 years experience working in pharmaceuticals.
In that time he has been President and CEO of Cellzome AG, a biotech company located in Heidelberg, and he has also worked with Zeneca, Pfizer, GlaxoWellcome, and Hoffman La-Roche and is a named co-inventor on the patent for Viagara and played a pivotal role in the discovery of migraine treatment, Relpax, which with Viagara have combined sales of over $30Billion.
He coaches CEOs and ntrepreneurs at Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Cambridge University Business School and he is an Angel Investor in high-technology start - up companies. David serves on numerous Boards and is Chair at Babraham Institute Enterprise, ProFactor Pharma, and Amura plus he serves on the Technology Transfer Strategy Panel at the Wellcome Trust. He is trustee for two Charities, Antibiotic Research UK dedicated to solving antibiotic resistance and Friends of Manjushree Vidyapith School and Orphanage which he founded to help destitute orphans in Tibet.
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 attend the Dinner. You don't have to be a member to attend one of our Dinners
Please let us know if you or your guests have any dietary requirements when you register.
Further details will be sent to attendees nearer the time. Dress is business, and there is ample parking within the College grounds.
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Our Winter Dinner - Nov 2015
We were delighted to welcome Alan Moore, who talked about how major corporations he has worked with manage the complexity within their organisations.
Menu from the Winter Dinner
Our Winter Dinner November 2015
Our Chairman with our speaker: Alan Moore. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Winter Dinner Photo:timbonddesign.com
Winter Dinner Conversation. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Winter Dinner. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Conversations pre-Dinner. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Our most recent Dinners
November 2015: Alan Moore, Controlling Complex Organisations by moving away from ineffective mechanistic methods which are the norm. How some organisations have achieved this.
May 2015: Sushovan Hussain, from Investment agents - Invoke Capital, who talked about his experiences and the lessons he has learnt in "Turning New Tech into Big Business"
March 2015: Fran Brosan, Chairman, Omobono, Cambridge based branding & design agency, who shared valuable insights on Digital in the Workplace and the impact digital technology is having on businesses and why businesses should be taking advantage of it. Sold out
November 2014: Quintus Travis, CEO Red Balloon Learner Group. How a small Cambridge tech company attracted a global giant (or "the stuff I know now that I wish I'd known then") - a talk by Quintus Travis, CEO, Red Balloon Learner Centre Group. Sold Out
September 2014: Dr Ian Lewis, Director of Infrastructure Investment, Cambridge University Computing Service as our speaker for the evening. Ian covered the aspirations to be 'world class' in research within both the university and the region,
May 2014: David Cushman, world renowned speaker on social media, talked 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.
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.
More photos from previous Dinners
After Dinner conversation. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Pre dinner introductions. timbonddesign.com
Pre dinner introductions. timbonddesign.com
Our Spring Dinner 2015. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Post Dinner conversation. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Pre-Dinner drinks on the Orchard Lawn, Jesus College
Drinks on the lawn. Photo: email@example.com
Some of our past Speakers
November 2013: Dr Christoph Wiesner, CEO TWI. “Learning through Collaboration”
May 2013: Dr Andy Richards, Biotechnology entrepreneur. “The personalisation” of medical treatment”
February 2013: Prof Sir Mike Gregory. Head IoF."The role of manufacturing in the modern economy"
November 2012: Dr David Hall. Founder Ideas Centre. "When engineering and forensics collide”
September 2012: Dr Gerald Avison, Chairman TTP. "Managing Innovation Success"
May 2012: Dr Tim Coombs “Superconducting motors" & Dr Jim Haselof "Standardising "genetic building blocks"
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”
Who are Cambridge 100?
We are a non-profit, Dining 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.
Over fine Dinners, members, their guests, and non-members, can hear how some of Cambridge's most successful business men and women manage innovation and technology in the convivial surroundings of Jesus College.
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 Winter Dinner in Prioress's Room. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Benefits of Cambridge 100 membership
To experience what Cambridge 100 can offer, here are just some of the benefits of membership:
Our Winter Dinner 2015. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Our aim at Cambridge 100
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.
Read Ed Goodman's (Cambridge Business Lounge) review of the Cambridge 100 on our Blog page.
Our Winter Dinner 2015
Pre-drinks networking with Alan Moore (left). Photo: timbonddesign.com
Pre-Dinner networking. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Our speaker Alan Moore. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Our previous speakers
Susshovan Hussain with the Chairman. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Fran Brosan and our Chairman in conversation. Photo: timbonddesign.com
Quintus Travis (left) and our Chairman. Photo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Ian Lewis (second left). Photo: email@example.com
Prof. Alan Barrell (right) Photo: ferruccci.gmx.de
Dr.Vasconcelles & Bryan Zhang. Photo: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Cushman (centre)
Dr.Weisner (centre). Photo: email@example.com
Dr Andy Richards (left)
Prof. Mike Gregory (centre)
Dr. David Hall (right)
Dr Gerald Avison (right)