The Peterborough Dealmakers will be
holding their first 'Networking Lunch' at 12.30pm on Friday, 24 March 2000 at
The Great Northern Railway Hotel in Peterborough. The focus of the lunch will be
Tomorrow's Company will operate in a
world changing at a faster pace than ever before. In 1991, Regis McKenna,
writing in Harvard Business review predicted -
"In the 1990s there will ONLY
be technology companies!"
A challenging thought - but the
vision is fast becoming reality. What of people and the skills they will need in
this new world? How will companies work effectively if they become
"virtual"? How will we cope with circumstances where networks have
replaced hierarchies? Can British companies compete with the World's best? And
what of the opportunities in the East of England for companies and people to
exploit the position of competitive advantage offered to us through our position
in one of the world's fastest growing global technology centres?
Alan Barrell, Vice Chairman of The
Centre For Tomorrow's Company, will be exploring these issues at this first
Dealmakers' networking lunch. Alan will summarise the current status of the East
of England in terms of technology base, available finance for technology
business growth, the development of a more entrepreneurial culture and the
common goal of creating abundance through effective economic development.
Alan Barrel has spent almost thirty
years in senior executive positions in technology based industries. Since early
1998 his business life has been spread between non-executive chairmanship of
smaller technology companies, engagement with N.W. Brown Capital Partners in
raising a new regional early stage venture capital fund of £50 million and work
with charities in which he has special interests. These include Papworth Trust
and The Royal Society of Arts.
The lunch will be held at 12.3pm on
Friday, 24 March 2000 at The Great Northern Railway Hotel in Peterborough and
tickets are £18 per head for a two-course lunch and a glass of wine on arrival.