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Lunch With Suranga Chandratillake


Please join us for this exclusive chance to hear from Cambridge University MA computer science graduate, entrepreneur, engineer, and venture capital partner and member of the Government’s Council for Science and Technology, Suranga Chandratillake.

The founder of blinkx, an intelligent search engine for video and audio content, he led the company as CEO for eight years through its journey of moving to San Francisco, building a profitable business and going public in London where it achieved a peak market capitalisation in excess of $1Bn.

He holds patents in the area of video discovery and online video advertising and was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s annual Silver Medal for his work in the field. Suranga was granted an OBE for services to technology and engineering in the 2018 UK New Year’s Honours.

In 2017, Suranga joined the UK Government’s Council for Science and Technology, a body that advises the UK Prime Minister on strategic science and technology policy issues.

Suranga joined Balderton Capital as a General Partner in 2014 and has overseen a number of European technology start-ups.

We are in the midst of a revolution whereby the digital economy, artificial intelligence and data analytics is revolutionising all business sectors. This is a unique opportunity to hear the latest trends and outlook from someone who advises the Prime Minister on these kind of developments.

Thursday 19th September

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall


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Toby was brought up in Suffolk and, after a brief spell at University and working in London, returned to Ipswich to work in a legal practice in Ipswich in the 1990s where he has worked ever since as a solicitor specialising in Commercial Property.

Outside of work, Toby enjoys politics (he was Chairman of and remains involved in the South Suffolk Conservative Association), singing (he has performed with the Essex University Choir) and country sports. He is involved in a number of local charities.