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Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013

Selling to the Tech Superbrands

Google Campus, 4-5 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX
5.00pm - 8.00pm


iconcorpfin.co.uk/Images/Content/General/SuperbrandSeriesCrop3.jpg" width="500" height="144" /> In 2012 the technology giants were actively acquisitive. Google, Microsoft,Facebook, Amazon and Cisco made over 50 acquisitions between them. So what do the tech superbrands look for? What are their acquisition and investment strategies, and how would they advise technology entrepreneurs looking to engage with them? The CEO Agenda, ICON Corporate Finance, Hotwire, Silicon Valley Bank and Fox Williams invite you to join us at Google Campus for a special audience with: Debu Purkayastha - Principal, New Business Development, Google Debu Debu has a wide mandate spanning several key strategic focus areas across EMEA,India & other regions. Until recently Debu was Google's Principal - Corporate Development spearheading its M&A and investment efforts in EMEA and other regions including the acquisition of ITA Software (travel search), DailyDeal.de (offers), Gizmo5(VoIP), Green Parrot Pictures (video image processing), Zynamics (security software) amongst several others. Debu was also a key member of the Google team behind "Campus". Debu will share his insights drawn from his extensive experience of working with the world's top technology acquirers. He will also answer questions from the audience. So please join us for this first event in the "superbrands" series, followed by beer, pizza and an opportunity to network at Google Campus. Fintech50 cropped We'll also be announcing the 2013 FinTech 50 - a tribute to a hot and highly enterprising sector that is redefining the future of financial services. The FinTech50 Watchlist recognises the movers, shakers and downright disruptive technologies that, in our panel's view, will be the ones to watch this year. Places at this invitation-only event are free, but extremely limited. If you would like to be included on our invitee list please register your interest with Lisette Walker at ICON. Preference will be given to tech CEOs. e: LISETTE@ICONCORPFIN.CO.UK


17.00 Coffee and registration 17.30 Welcome 17.35 Selling to a Tech Superbrand - Debu Purkayastha, Google 18.00 Q&A 18.40 Announcement of the FinTech50 19.00 Beer, pizza & networking 20.00 Close

Date: Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013
Start Time: 5.00pm
End Time: 8.00pm
Address: Google Campus, 4-5 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX