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Nigel Toon

Nigel Toon is a leading figure in AI and is often called upon to speak at major industry events. He has been recognized with numerous industry awards including, ranked #1 on Business Insiders ‘100 most influential people shaping British technology’ and as one of the ‘Top 100 entrepreneurs in the UK’ by the Financial Times. Nigel has a background as a technology business leader, entrepreneur, and engineer having been CEO at three successful VC-backed processor companies, including Graphcore which he co-founded and which developed a
new type of microprocessor to accelerate Artificial Intelligence. He was previously a senior executive at a major Silicon Valley, publicly listed semiconductor company. He has served as a Board Member and Chairman for several technology businesses and currently sits as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) which is a non-departmental UK public body that directs over £8bn per year into research and innovation funding. He has also been a member of the UK Prime Minsters Business Council.

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