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Cambridge 100 - promoting innovation in business & technology

Controlling complex organisations - with Alan Moore
Cambridge 100 Winter Dinner - 19th November 2015  at Jesus College 
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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, and there is ample parking within the College grounds.

Our speaker, Alan Moore will talk about how modern organizations operate mechanist structures that give a sense of control to management that is too complex and not effective. 

Alan is an inspirational speaker and he advises international organisations how to set the right course to evolve, innovate and grow in competitive markets. He works with companies looking for wisdom, inspiration and guidance on ‘what next’ and best looks like for them, some of which have gone on to win awards for their business innovation, design, marketing, product design, demonstrating their capacity for commercial performance.

Scroll to see photos from previous speakers and events 

Summer Dinner - May 2015

We were delighted to welcome  Sushovan Hussain, from iInvestment agents - Invoke Capital, who talked about his experiences and the lessons he has learnt in "Turning New Tech into Big Business"

                           Menu from the Summer Dinner

Our Summer Dinner May 2015

Our Chairman with our speaker: Sushovan Hussain. Photo:     

Pre-drinks Summer Dinner

Summer Dinner. Photo:

Post Dinner conversation. Photo:

Conversations over Dinner. Photo:

Our most recent speakers 

May 2015: Sushovan Hussain, from iInvestment 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 

Pre-dinner conversation. Photo:

Our Spring Dinner 2015. Photo:

Post Dinner conversation. Photo:

Spring Dinner. Photo:

Pre-Dinner drinks on the Orchard Lawn, Jesus College 

Listening to our Speaker

Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner - guests


Drinks on the lawn. Photo:

Listening to the after Dinner talk

Cambridge 100 guests in conversation

Some of our past Speakers 

March 2015. Fran Brosan. Chairman Omobono. “Digital in the Workplace”

November 2014: Quintus Travis, CEO Red Balloon Learner Gp. “What I know now I wish I'd known then" working with Microsoft

September 2014: Dr Ian Lewis, Director Infrastructure Investment. “IT Strategy in the Modern Age”

May 2014: David Cushman, World renowned speaker on social media. “10 Principles of Open Business”

March 2014: Prof Alan Barrell, Goncalo de Vasconceles and Bryan Zhang. “Crowdfunding”. We were delighted to have Julian Huppert, MP, in attendance.

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”

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Our  Summer Dinner - May 2015 

Pre-drinks networking. Photo:

Pre-Dinner networking. Photo:

Dinner conversation. Photo:

Photos of our previous speakers 

Fran Brosan and our Chairman in conversation. Photo:

Quintus Travis (left) and our Chairman. Photo:

Dr Ian Lewis (second left). Photo:

Prof. Alan Barrell (right) Photo:

Dr.Vasconcelles & Bryan Zhang. Photo:

David Cushman (centre)

Dr.Weisner (centre). Photo:

Dr Andy Richards (left)

Prof. Mike Gregory (centre)

Dr. David Hall (right)

Dr Gerald Avison (right)



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