K-Club Breakfast Speaker – 6th February 2014

“Nordic Adventures- opportunities in the Nordic digital sector for NW businesses”

Steve Smith

Technology Entrepreneur, Investor & Mentor

Steve is a highly experienced technology entrepreneur, investor, mentor and business coach with over 30 years’ experience.

Leading technology businesses of all sizes Steve has worked across Europe and the USA.  For the last decade using his development company, Software City, Steve has enabled fund raising of many millions into a variety of diverse companies.  He was the founder of the event format “Software City” which he has staged in the USA, Finland, Sweden, London and Liverpool, which showcases many aspiring technology businesses.

His network comprises of key contacts stretching from Helsinki to Silicon Valley. He currently has investments in Fibre Connectivity and Data Centre companies.  He also is an active Charter and Board member of T.I.E. a global organisation which provides free mentoring to any aspiring entrepreneur regardless of background or proposition.

Companies with whom he has enjoyed senior executive status include Elcom Inc, Landis UK Ltd, Imtech Telecom UK Ltd, Aerelink, NWIX Ltd and many others.  His current role as CEO of ITSONNET Ltd has seen him help bring back to life the 8 acre site in Liverpool that was until January 2012 the HSBC World Bank data centre handling nearly 80% of the world’s international transactional traffic.

His other passion is in bringing Nordic technology businesses to the UK and has an extensive network across the Nordic states has already brought some 30 businesses into the UK.