It is widely admitted that entrepreneurship drives economic growth and job creation. Governments across the world seek to develop support mechanisms for high growth entrepreneurs likely to become tomorrow industrial champions. Building regional clusters, science Parks and other innovation centers where such entrepreneurs would be welcome, coached and encouraged in many ways, has increasingly been seen as a relevant policy. In order to fully address the needs of the global competitive entrepreneurs, Cisco-IBSG has formulated a set of new propositions, encapsulated in the “Global Exchange Program” (GXG). Basically, GXG is a Strategic Program designed for global clusters, interested in developing community-driven collaboration spaces, and creating cross-border activities. Among other activities, GXG runs the “International Investment Forum”, design to allow entrepreneurs from one location to meet virtually with investors based in different locations. GXG also support a set of initiatives involving first-in-class universities and international research centers.
On 31 January 2011 Cisco announced the British Innovation Gateway programme - a 5 year/$500m commitment to support innovation and growth in the UK, including via making direct investments in UK businesses. This session will give an overview of what Cisco is planning to do, and why.
NCET2 and trade title Global University Venturing (GUV) are pleased to announce a series of webinars looking at how corporations are developing increasingly close ties with academic and research institutes to help develop entrepreneurial ideas and businesses. The series will see the leading figures in corporate venturing, the units that help companies invest in venture capital funds or directly into more nascent businesses, interviewed by James Mawson, founder and editor of GUV and its sister title, Global Corporate Venturing.
James Mawson Founder and Editor Global Corporate Venturing and Global University Venturing
James was editor of Private Equity News, part of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in London, for nearly four years until May, 2010 when he launched Global Corporate Venturing as an independent title from his own publishing company. This was followed by the launch of the second publication, Global University Venturing, in January 2012 to help students and faculty and academia more broadly launch or develop their entrepreneurial businesses and work with external peers.
As well as editing Private Equity News, James coordinated leveraged buyout and venture capital coverage for use by other titles in the Dow Jones and News Corporation group, acted as a spokesman on BBC radio and television and chaired awards and conferences for a host of media groups, including the BVCA awards and event for more than 1,000 people in October, 2009.
Previously, James had freelanced for a host of national and trade media titles, including the BBC, Financial Times, Economist, Independent on Sunday, Sunday Express and Dow Jones Newswires; provided research for Nick Davies's book, Flat Earth News; was a foreign correspondent in central and eastern Europe; and was international editor for FT Business.
After graduating from King's College, London, James's first job was working at technology publishing house ComputerWire.
He is also a director of the London Press Club and has acted as a pro bono editor for the European Venture Philanthropy Association's monthly newsletter.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Ms. Anne Lange Director, Global Public Sector Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG)
Anne Lange has over 15 years of global experience in the public and private sector. She started her career at the French Prime Minister’s office, as the head of the department responsible for funding and managing state-owned broadcasting companies. She joined Thomson, a high-tech champion, in 1998, as a strategic planning manager and built up a strategy for promoting a new generation of consummers electronics devices. Shortly after, she created the new position of General Manager for e-buiness. Since she joined Cisco in 2004, Anne has been alternatively based in France and Silicon valley. She works as a trusted advisor to senior levels of large public sector organizations and has developed new public / private partnership likely to sustain growth and economic development. Anne graduated from Sciences Po and ENA.
Mr. Russell Craig Manager, Global Public Sector Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG)
Russell Craig is a manager in the global public sector practice of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). Based in London, Russell works with the public sector across Europe. Russell brings significant public sector experience to his role in IBSG. From the late 1990’s he played a lead role in development and implementation of the New Zealand e‑government programme. He has also worked in the health sector, where he was involved in creating the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation – the intergovernmental body that owns and operates SNOMED CT® (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms), which is the most comprehensive, multilingual clinical healthcare terminology in the world.
Russell also spent 2004 & 2005 working in Paris as part of the OECD’s e‑Government project.
Russell joined Cisco in Hong Kong, where he worked with governments across Asia to transform the way the designed and delivered public services using digital technologies. Since moving from Hong Kong to London, Russell has been leading Cisco’s British Innovation Gateway programme – Cisco’s 5 year/$500 million commitment to supporting technology-enabled innovation and growth in the UK. He also has significant involvement in advising public sector clients around the world on adoption of cloud computing and video collaboration technologies.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES:
WEBINAR DURATION: Each session is a 60-minute webinar with 20 minutes of presentation and 40 minutes of Q&A.
COST:Free, but registration required by clicking on register the Register button above.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?: This webinar is online. You need a computer with web access for the visual/audio. You may also dial-in using the audio-only telephone number. The call in details and instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent to you via email after you register. Once registered to the webinar you will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the start of the webinar with instructions on how to join.
QUESTIONS TO SPEAKERS: Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE WEBINAR?:National and international media, federal and state government officials, venture capitalists, angel investors, Global 1000 companies, industry representatives, university officials, entrepreneurs and individual investors.
SLIDES AND VIDEO: The slide presentations and video recording will be available on this page. If you are unable to join the live webinar, you may view the recorded video that will be posted within 24 hours after the scheduled webinar ends.