Russ Shaw

Founder, Tech London Advocates

Russ is the Founder of Tech London Advocates, a global advocacy group of 4,000 senior leaders in the tech community, created to champion and accelerate the growth of London’s technology sector. He has also set up Global Tech Advocates and creating similar ecosystems globally.

Russ is a non-executive director for Dialog Semiconductor and Unwire ApS and on the Advisory Boards of the L1Technology Fund, E2Exchange, Teen Tech and Founders4Schools. He was appointed a London Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London in 2014. He is an angel and venture capital investor with Ariadne Capital and was Chairman of the Marketing Group of Great Britain.

Previously, Russ held senior management positions at Skype, Telefonica/O2, ntl (now Virgin Media), Charles Schwab and American Express and was CEO of a later stage mobile startup called Mobileway (acquired by Sybase).

He has a BSc from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in West London with his wife Lesley and three sons, and runs 5k every day to keep fit.

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