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Venture capitalist and tech giant to speak to Suffolk business leaders

Suranga Chandratillake OBE FREng, the founder of blinkx, a multibillion-dollar search engine company, will be speaking at an exclusive lunch event for Ipswich Suffolk Business Club members and their guests on Thursday 19th September at The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall. The event is supported by Milsoms, Greene King and Genesis PR.

Currently a venture capital partner for Balderton Capital and a member of the Government’s Council for Science and Technology, the Cambridge MA computer science graduate and engineer was granted an OBE for services to technology and engineering in the 2018 UK New Year’s Honours.

He also holds patents in video discovery and online video advertising and was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s annual Silver Medal for his work.

Luke Morris, chair of the Ipswich Suffolk Business Club, said: “We are amid a revolution whereby the digital economy, artificial intelligence and data analytics are revolutionising all business sectors. This is a unique opportunity to hear the latest trends and insights from someone who advises the Prime Minister on these kinds of developments.”

Ipswich Suffolk Business Club membership is made up of local business owners, leaders and decision makers who share the Club’s vision in promoting business growth and accelerating Suffolk’s business reputation in the UK. The Club attracts high quality speakers, giving members the opportunity to hear from and question exceptional business entrepreneurs and political influencers.

To become a member and gain access to these exclusive member events, get in touch with Liz Harsant secretary@isbclub.org.uk. See www.isbclub.org.uk.

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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.