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Keynote address

Sir Robin Saxby

Presentation for the IET conference - Inspiring The Next Generation: Magna Centre, Rotherham Brought to you by the Yorkshire and the Humber IET Regional Network Speaker: Sir Robin Saxby

01 May 2007  Management channel

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About the presentation
Led by Sir Robin Saxby, current President of The IET, Emeritus Chairman of ARM Holdings PLC and one of the UK’s most successful technology entrepreneurs, this half-day conference will highlight the global opportunities available to young people, both in advancing technology into new areas and in following careers which combine an ICT background with skills in science, engineering and associated technologies. The afternoon will be of particular interest to those responsible for the development of education and industrial strategy in Science, Engineering, ICT and other technology related areas (STEM). Those delivering enterprise programmes, planning 14-19 Diplomas and advising young people on future careers are also encouraged to attend.
About the speaker
Sir Robin Saxby is President of The IET and Emeritus Chairman of ARM Holdings plc. Sir Robin is also a director of Glotel plc. Sir Robin was the founding CEO and chairman of ARM and led it to become the world’s leading semiconductor IP company. Between 1984 and 1986, Sir Robin was CEO of Henderson Security Systems Limited and before that, he spent eleven years with Motorola Semiconductors in a variety of sales, marketing and engineering management roles. Sir Robin holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Liverpool, (where he is also a visiting professor), Loughborough and Essex and is a Faraday medallist of the IET. He has served as Chairman of the Open Microprocessor Initiative Advisory Group, a European Union panel advising on collaborative R & D activity in Europe. He currently advises government in areas of wealth creation and globalisation and is committed to inspiring the young to be passionate about Science, Engineering and Technology.
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