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ICON's CEO Leadership Summit 2008

A unique business event that provides CEOs and Entrepreneurs with advice, ideas and inspiration on how to accelerate growth and maximise shareholder value.

Date: 18 June 2008
Start Time: 09:00
Finish Time: 17:00
In association with: Intellect and The Telegraph Business Club
Venue: London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS


Tech CEOs are facing ever-increasing challenges in today’s dynamic and fast changing world of business.

The CEO Leadership Summit explains what the world’s most visionary leaders do differently, how they organize their companies to succeed and which management practices produce exceptional results.

With the ever-increasing challenges that CEOs face today, the Summit is a unique business event providing CEOs and Entrepreneurs with advice on how to accelerate growth and maximize shareholder value.

Come and hear top tech CEOs reveal the secrets of their success.

By attending this Summit you will:

Who should attend?

CEOs/ Managing Directors/FDs
Chairmen & Non-Exec Directors
VC Investors & Portfolio Companies
VP Business Development/Sales & Marketing Directors


09:00 Registration and coffee 

09:30 Welcome from conference chairman
Alan Bristow, CEO, ICON Corporate Finance                        

09:35  Imagine if you couldn’t fail

What would you do? Where would you go? Who would you be?
David Taylor, author of The Naked Leader

10.30  Born Global

Why XMOS was “Born Global”, Roadmap for global management success, The global nature of business and how to meet those challenges successfully

  James Foster, President & CEO, XMOS Semiconductors

11:00  Coffee 

11:30  Cultivating innovation within your organization that fuels your top and bottom line

Chris Baker, Senior Vice President, Core Technology Business, Oracle, EMEA 

12:15  The practical challenges and steps to global success

Yann de Vries, Business Development Manager, Cisco Europe

13:00  Lunch                                                                           

14:15  How to become the industry standard – the Adobe story

Sue Thexton, Former Vice President EMEA, Adobe 

15:00  Taking it global  - the Apple story

Robin Abrams, Former President, Apple, Asia 

15:45  Coffee 

16:15  Panel session: financing global success

Moderator: Alan Bristow, CEO, ICON Corporate Finance

17:00  Closing Comments





Tammy Greeno

T: 020 7331 2037


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