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Declan Curry with lively analysis of the big business stories making the headlines.

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Sun 11 Nov 2012 20:00

Phil Smith, Chief Executive of Cisco, UK & Ireland

Phil Smith, Chief Executive of Cisco, UK & Ireland

Phil Smith is UK & Ireland Chief Executive of Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking for the internet. Cisco designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment.


Phil has 30 years' experience in the ICT industry and, prior to joining Cisco, worked for IBM and Philips Electronics. He was named as one of the nation's most influential leaders in UK IT in the Computer Weekly UKTech50 Awards and Wired 100.


An advocate of technology and innovation, Phil sits on a number of boards and organisations including Young Enterprise, The Business Disability Forum and the Confederation of British Industry.


He has four children and lives in Stratford with his wife.

Nick Grey, Founder and Managing Director of Gtech

Nick Grey, Founder and Managing Director of Gtech

Nick Grey is the founder and Managing Director of Gtech, who specialise in cordless vacuum cleaners and gardening equipment.


Nick started working for Vax in November 1989 and, over 12 years, worked up from a Laboratory Technician to managing New Product and Technical Departments.


In 2001, Nick left Vax to found Gtech in his home office. Today, Gtech has a 30-strong team and has sold 22 million products in 30 countries.

Vicky Pryce, Economist

Vicky Pryce, Economist

Vicky Pryce is Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting.


She was previously Director General for Economics at the Department for Business and Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. Vicky has been a partner and Chief Economist at KPMG, worked in banking and the oil sector and co-founded GoodCorporation, a company that promotes corporate social responsibility.


She is a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary and Imperial College, London and Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.


Vicky, who is Greek born, has recently written a book on the European economy.