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Prof Simon Gibson, CBE

Chairman, Alacrity Foundation

Simon is Chairman and Founder of the Alacrity Foundation and Chief Executive of Wesley Clover Corporation. Wesley Clover is an investment Fund specialising in seeding technology companies. Before joining Wesley Clover, he was co-founder, President and CEO of Ubiquity Software Corporation. Ubiquity was named European Innovator of the year in 2001 and in 2007 Ubiquity was acquired by Avaya Inc. Simon is a Director of Wesley Clover, The Celtic Manor Resort and Innovation Point. He is a Regent of Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford, a Professor at the Swansea University School of Management and Patron of the Employability Academy. He is the Chair of Cardiff University’s Innovation Programme Oversight Board and the MIT Wales REAP project.

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