BOOK: The Cambridge Phenomenon
The Cambridge Phenomenon is a multi-dimensional portrait of one of the world’s most enterprising clusters of technology businesses set against the backdrop of the University of Cambridge. Richly illustrated with photographs, cameos and anecdotes, this book tells the inside story of the companies and the people behind them, their products and services, successes, failures, lessons learned, the evolving relationship with the University, and considers what the coming decades may hold. For many years, the Cambridge Phenomenon has been the subject of business, economic, political and academic interest for those directly or indirectly involved in its companies. Those on a quest to unlock the code to its development and success, will find the answers in this book.
Conference: The Future Starts Here
On Tuesday, 5th October 2010, three hundred global business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics and media converged on Cambridge for The Future Starts Here: The Cambridge Phenomenon 50th Anniversary Conference. The day was structured around four themes: IT; Biosciences; Funding; and the Future. Exhilarating presentations and challenging debates were punctuated by one-minute pitches by the CEOs of promising young companies who were competing in an audience vote to be the Cambridge Phenomenon's most exciting company of the future.
The conference featured a number of exclusives for Cambridge including the first public celebration of the part played by David Southward and Rodney Dale in co-founding Cambridge Consultants in 1960 and the first public presentation by Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Check out videos of the presentations and panel discussions, presentations and photos on the conference website.