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Technology entrepreneur Mike Lynch OBE addresses business leaders in Ipswich

Technology entrepreneur Mike Lynch OBE joined business leaders on Friday 7th July at the Ipswich Suffolk Business Club lunch to speak about his career and his outlook about the opportunities for technology growth in Ipswich and Suffolk.

An entrepreneur with a scientific background, Mike Lynch is most well known as the co-founder of Autonomy Corporation, which was the UK’s largest software company before sold it to Hewlett-Packard for £11 billion in 2011. Mike’s other roles include membership of the Council for Science and Technology. He has previously served as a non-executive director to the board of the BBC and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Clive Underdown, Chair, Ipswich Suffolk Business Club commented; “It was a pleasure to welcome Mike Lynch to the Ipswich Suffolk Business Club to share his experiences in the technology sector and his positive outlook for the growth of technology businesses in Suffolk. Our county has a huge amount of potential and our ambition is to celebrate the successes and encourage more inward investment.”

The event was sponsored by Milsoms at Kesgrave Hall, Genesis PR and Greene King.

Ipswich Suffolk Business Club’s membership is made up of Suffolk’s business owners, leaders and key decision makers from a broad spectrum of industry sectors. They share the common goal of promoting business growth.

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Toby Kramers

Committee Chair

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.