It has been a great privilege to be Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL and inevitably as I pack my bags to make the long trip from Gordon Street to the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road, I have been reflecting on the last five years. So much has changed and so much has been achieved by UCL.
People, Not Technology are the Heart of London's Tech City
1 November 2012
By Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL
It's a rare thing to hear a resounding success story for UK Plc nowadays. Yet Tech City, the Government's anointed digital and media hub in East London, is just that.
Over the weekend, one of the Prime Minister's closest advisers, Rohan Silva, was talking up the initiative and this, combined with the appointment of Facebook's Joanna Shields - as the new Chief Executive of the Tech City Investment Organisation - was music to my ears.