Simon Devonshire – Keynote Speaker

Entrepreneur, Investor, Non-Executive Director, Chair

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Specialist Subjects

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Innovation
  • Technology Trends



  • English


Simon Devonshire has an extensive corporate career and is also a serial entrepreneur. He previously ran O2 Business, the business division of the mobile-network and co-founded Wayra Europe, the business accelerator belonging to Telefonica. He served as Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) for the UK Government for three and a half years, reporting to Dept BEIS. Simon co-founded One Water which has donated more than £20m to providing clean water in Africa. He also helped scale-up at seed-stage.

Simon’s current portfolio includes:

Being an active investor in,,,,,,,, and EiR for the National Physical Laboratory, Rolls Royce, and Institute of Cancer Research.

Simon Devonshire is Chair of Ploughshare Innovations. He is Non-Executive Director of the Student Loans Company, and Mercia Technologies VCT and is an Advisory Partner at Alantra Capital Finance.

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