Philip Smith FREng

Chairman, IQE PLC

Philip Smith FREngPhil Smith is a systems engineer. At Philips Electronics, he led complex IT security and large network developments. At IBM, he built the company’s first-of-its-kind corporate network performance measurement system and designed its European TCP/IP network. At Cisco, he created some of the world’s biggest business-oriented IP networks. While its UK and Ireland Chief Executive and Chairman, he used some of the $1.5B inward investment he secured to create Innovation Centres and Technology Incubators.

Recently completing seven years chairing Innovate UK, he is currently an influential champion of technology, skills and innovation across national government, and business sits on a number of boards and is Chairman or IQE PLC.