Silicon Valley - Next Phase Industry Disruption Briefing

06 November 2012


Bird & Bird and Greenside Partners would like to invite you to a special briefing from Mark Zawacki on Tuesday 6 November 2012 from 16.00.

Based in Silicon Valley, Mark Zawacki is a business strategist, board advisor, keynote speaker and angel investor.  He is currently working in a fascinating book project about the 'next big thing' to come out of Silicon Valley, and it isn't something technology related. Mark powerfully asserts that Silicon Valley is shifting from an arms merchant model to one of industry disruptor, and hence will take a larger piece of the economic pie across a variety of industries going forward. He is much in demand as a speaker and was recently invited by IBM to act as a mentor at it’s Smartcamp.

Mark is on a whistle stop trip to the UK and we are thrilled he is taking time to share his leading edge thinking with us.

In this briefing, Mark will explain and share his research on:

How many industries like automotive, transport, financial services, retail, food production, healthcare, education, media, entertainment, publishing, consumer electronics and energy are all being dramatically reshaped by Silicon Valley, and how Silicon Valley will itself take more revenue and profits from these industries going forward.

Why UK executives and board directors in all industries need to think much deeper about Silicon Valley than ever before; it's no longer just the 'high tech capital of the world', it's much much more.

Case studies showing how non-technology global companies have successfully integrated into Silicon Valley.

What large UK non-technology based companies need to do to prepare for the battles and challenges ahead.

The Programme

16.00 - 16.30
Registration and refreshments

16.30 - 18.00
Briefing from Mark Zawacki

18.00 - 20.00
Drinks and canapes

If you're interested in attending this event or for further information, please contact the Events Team at or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.