Proposition: Dr Hermann Hauser, Co-Founder of Amadeus Capital Partners
Opposition: Ilyas Khan, Leader in Residence and Fellow in Management Practice, Cambridge Judge Business School and Aram Harrow, Assistant Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Town & Gown: Where Business & Academia Collide, a new series hosted by Cambridge Judge Business School, will bring the business and academic worlds together through thought-provoking debate. From technology to philosophy, topics will be addressed from academic and business viewpoints and you can expect to be challenged and stimulated by what you hear. Networking and drinks follow the debate where we encourage you to carry on the conversation.

Speaker bios

Dr Hermann HauserSerial entrepreneur and co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners, Dr Hermann Hauser CBE FRS FREng FInstP, has wide experience in developing and financing companies in the information technology sector. He co-founded a number of high-tech companies including Acorn Computers which spun out ARM, E-trade UK, Virata and Cambridge Network. Subsequently Hermann became vice president of research at Olivetti. During his tenure at Olivetti, he established a global network of research laboratories. Since leaving Olivetti, Hermann has founded over 20 technology companies. In 1997, he co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners. At Amadeus he invested in CSR, Solexa, Icera, Xmos and Cambridge Broadband.

Hermann is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. In 2001 he was awarded an Honorary CBE for ‘innovative service to the UK enterprise sector’. In 2004 he was made a member of the Government’s Council for Science and Technology and in 2013 he was made a Distinguished Fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. In 2015 he was awarded an KBE for services to engineering and industry.

Hermann has honorary doctorates from the Universities of Loughborough, Bath, Anglia Ruskin and the University of Strathclyde.

Ilyas KhanIlyas Khan is the Leader in Residence at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School as well as a Fellow in Management Practice.

He is also the founder of Cambridge Quantum Computing and Chairman of the Stephen Hawking Foundation. In addition to Quantum Computing, his core academic interests are the philosophy of mathematics, and in particular the work on the foundations of mathematics of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

A Lancastrian by upbringing, Ilyas spent 20 years living and working in Hong Kong prior to returning to the United Kingdom in 2009. He has founded and taken public two companies and is currently the Chairman and Senior Partner of Stanhill Capital Partners, a boutique merchant banking business. He holds a small number of non-executive positions including being the Chairman of Peterhouse Corporate Finance, and a member of the investment committee for the Accelerator Programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

He has, since June 2009 been the Chairman of Leonard Cheshire Disability, which, with operations in over 50 countries, is the world’s largest NGO that cares for and supports disabled people.

At Cambridge Judge Business School Ilyas has been teaching the ethics component of the MPhil programme in 2014/15 along with CJBS Director Professor Christoph Loch.

Aram HarrowAram Harrow is an assistant professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches quantum mechanics and does research on theoretical aspects of quantum information and quantum computing. He has written about 50 articles on these topics, which have been published in leading journals of physics, computer science, and information theory. Some of his achievements include co-inventing of a quantum algorithm for solving systems of linear equations and inventing several new protocols for quantum communication.

Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Aram studied at MIT before lecturing at the University of Bristol for five years and working as a research professor at the University of Washington in Seattle for two years. Recently he spent several months as a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at University College London, and he continues to collaborate scientifically with the UK quantum computing research community.

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9a Bridge St
Cambridge
CB2 1UB
United Kingdom

Date & time

Date: 21 April 2015
Start Time: 18:45
End Time: 20:30

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9a Bridge St
Cambridge
CB2 1UB
United Kingdom

Event timings

Date: 21 April 2015
Start Time: 18:45
End Time: 20:30