We're proud to be hosting a dinner with Glenn Collinson, a distinguished serial entrepreneur and non-executive director of several public and private companies in the UK and France. He is also currently the Chairman of Aquis Exchange Plc, the London and Paris based next generation stock exchange.
He is particularly well known for being one of the co-founders of Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR plc), the company which developed and marketed the first Bluetooth chips, at one time supplying 50% of Bluetooth chip market. It began as a small start-up company that scaled up to become a successful public listed company.
Don’t miss out on hearing about his journey as a founder of the company that provided the world with Bluetooth technology! He will be sharing the wins, the failures, the challenges and the obstacles.
This is a small roundtable session, so we have limited numbers available. This event is now fully subscribed but we often receive cancellatons nearer the date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be included on the waiting list.
About Glenn Collinson:
Originally, I trained as an electronics engineer (Physics BSc and Electronics MSc, Durham University) and I am a serial entrepreneur and non-executive director of public and private companies in the UK and France. I am currently the Chairman of Aquis Exchange Plc, the London and Paris based next generation stock exchange.
In 1998 I co-founded Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd (subsequently CSR Plc) as a start-up project and was a member of its board of directors from the outset that managed the growth of CSR through its listing as a public company in 2004 up until 2007, serving first as marketing director and then as sales director. During this period, I led all of the sales and marketing activities. I helped grow the company from an idea between the three founders in May 1998 to one that created the world’s first single radio silicon chip in 2000 and which dominated, with a 50% share, the Bluetooth chip market by 2004, reaching a market capitalisation of just over $3bn in the summer of 2006 and annual sales of $849m in 2007.
Prior to CSR, I held positions including senior engineer and then marketing manager at Cambridge Consultants Ltd from 1996 to 1998 and held positions as a design engineer and marketing manager at Texas Instruments Ltd and GmbH from 1989 to 1996. I also worked as a design engineer for Motorola UK Ltd and Racal Research Ltd from 1985 to 1989, designing radios and other silicon chips.
Since 2005, I have developed a portfolio career as board member and advisor at technology companies in the UK and France and have served on 6 public company boards and 7 private company boards as a non-executive director, including Wolfson Microelectronics Plc, Inside Secure SA, SDL Plc, pureLiFi Ltd and Aquis Exchange Plc.