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 at quarterly dinners in the splendour of the prestigious 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.
Summer Dinner: Thursday 12th June 2014 @ 6:45PM
Open Business - the future of business
Our speaker is David Cushman, who will talk about the emergence of Open Business, a totally new kind of business where stakeholders demand more open, connected, meaningful relationships with organizations.
Many of the world's leading brands are now embracing Open Business but whilst they may aspire to it, few have the ability to do it well.
David Cushman has been described as one of the world's finest marketers by E-Consultancy and was ranked #3 in PR Week's Power Players of Social Media and he regularly presents around the world. Anyone who can get glowing reviews for his work from the likes of Guardian Editor, Alan Rusbridger, former defence minister, Tom Watson, and Tesco's CMO, Matt Atkinson, must be doing something right!
Open Business places value on transparency, stakeholder inclusion, and accountability through structures that make contributors and non-contributors visible so that business benefits are distributed accordingly.
Read his interview on pages 59-61, with Cambridge Business, Issue:29. April 2014.
His book "The 10 Principles of Open Business", provides the tools to assess your own organization and take the first steps towards becoming a truly Open Business. It is now available at Amazon.
Registration for the Summer Dinner is now open.
Members: sign in (at the top right of the page) to register your place. As a member, you can bring a 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.
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.
Further details will be sent to attendees nearer the time. Dress is business, plus there is ample parking within the College grounds.
The Spring Dinner March 2014
Prof Barrell presents his book. Photos: Stef Ferrucci. www.stefferrucci.com.
Prof Alan Barrell presided over a lively panel discussion on the emergence and explosive growth of crowdfunding, as a credible alternative to bank finance for businesses. He was ably helped by presentations from Bryan Zheng and Goncalo de Vasconcelos, both recognised experts in this field.
Cambridge 100 were delighted to have Julian Huppert MP, join us in the Prioress's Room and hear him speak about the future of science and innovation in the region.
Photos: Stef Ferrucci. www.stefferrucci.com.
All the photos from the Spring Dinner 2014 taken by Stef Ferrucci. www.stefferrucci.com. Ferrucci@gmx.de
Pre-Dinner conversation in the Prioress's Room
The Chairman (centre). with our guest speakers. Photos: Stef Ferrucci.
Pre-Dinner networking in the Prioress's Room.
Introductions in the Prioress's Room. Photos: Stef Ferrucci. www.stefferrucci.com.
You can see more photos from the Spring Dinner 2014 in our Photo-Album page. Taken by: Stef Ferrucci. www.stefferrucci.com.
Previous Dinner Speakers
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.
Recent Dinners Photos: www.niluka.co.uk