Hermann Hauser – a Doctor of Physics, Honorary Doctor of three universities, Fellow of the Royal Society, and honorary KBE amongst other accolades – must be one of our best known entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Associated with the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’ from its early days and with world-leading technology businesses, he founded Acorn Computers (which he helped to spin out ARM, arguably the UK’s most successful IT tech company), Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, and NetChannel. He also established Amadeus Capital Partners over 20 years ago, which has invested in a whole range of home-grown successes such as CSR plc, Entropic and Solexa.
So Dr Hauser’s presentation to Imagineers on 5 April, ‘Technology for Social Good’ is sure to be not only rich in food for thought about how we might use current and future knowledge (look out for some blue sky ideas!) to create a better world, but also based on a wealth of experience in developing real-life technologies that have transformed the way we communicate and even think.
Come to this one to discover how society, technology and innovation are inextricably linked for better or worse, and to pose your own questions about where one of our own visionaries sees us heading.