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ARM CEO joins government high tech investment push

Warren EastWarren East is to join Connected Digital Economy Catapult, one of seven Catapult centres being established by the Technology Strategy Board with over £1bn of public and private sector investment expected over the next 5 years. The retiring ARM CEO will be a non-executive director of the government-backed high tech investment organisation. CDEC’s role is to develop programmes to make the digital economy and UK digital innovators more relevant to public sector and business leaders. “Warren not only represents the very best of UKs digital economy leadership but also has first-hand experience of taking an innovation led business from start-up to global leader – exactly the journey we hope we can help many UK digital innovators make. I look forward to working with Warren in the coming months and to learning from his insight and success,” said  Neil Crockett, chief executive of CDEC. Later this year CDEC will open its UK centre in London providing an exciting and new networking and collaboration space to bring the best of research, business academia and SMEs together and to showcase the best of digital in the UK. “It is a pleasure to join CDEC and work with the team there on helping Britain’s Digital innovators realise their amazing potential in shifting from creative excellence to global leadership,” said East. See: ARM has “grown-up” says retiring CEO Warren East      

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