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Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008

ICON's CEO Leadership Summit 2008

London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS
9.00am - 5.00pm

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


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:

  • Find out from Adobe how to create and dominate a new market
  • Learn from Oracle how innovation can fuel your top and bottom line
  • Hear from Cisco how to integrate acquisitions successfully and accelerate growth
  • Understand from Apple how to compete globally including how to succeed in China & India
  • Learn how other successful leaders formulate strategy and key decisions
  • Discover the top three leadership priorities to improve a company’s performance
  • Understand what creates successful channel strategies
  • Make better and faster decisions and execute strategy more effectively
  • Hear from top VCs how to finance your growth strategy

Who should attend?

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


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
  • Innovation as a competitive strategy
  • Developing the people, processes, and structures that create growth
  • Marketing, marketing, marketing - the power of the brand
Chris Baker, Senior Vice President, Core Technology Business, Oracle, EMEA 12:15 The practical challenges and steps to global success
  • Growth through acquisition
  • Key acquisition criteria
  • Integrating acquisitions successfully – the Cisco model
  • Challenges & pitfalls
Yann de Vries, Business Development Manager, Cisco Europe 13:00 Lunch 14:15 How to become the industry standard – the Adobe story
  • Lessons from the US
  • Establishing a culture of execution
  • Execution as a competitive advantage
  • Execution checklist
  • Pitfalls to avoid
Sue Thexton, Former Vice President EMEA, Adobe 15:00 Taking it global - the Apple story
  • Competing globally
  • Creating successful channel strategies
  • Aligning go-to-market activities
  • Succeeding in Asia and India
  • Cultural “lessons learned”
Robin Abrams, Former President, Apple, Asia 15:45 Coffee 16:15 Panel session: financing global success Moderator: Alan Bristow, CEO, ICON Corporate Finance
  • Graham Brant, co-founder Beyond Asia VC Fund and former MD, Microsoft HK
  • Michael Jackson, Chairman Partygaming.com & Managing Partner, Elderstreet Ventures
  • Mark Crosier, CEO, Deepstream Technologies
  • Robin Abrams, Former President, Apple, Asia
  • Mike Reid, Director, 3i Plc
17:00 Closing Comments

Date: Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008
Start Time: 9.00am
End Time: 5.00pm
Address: London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS