The Next Industrial Revolution

Is Digital Innovation the New Steam Power?

  • DLA Piper European Technology Summit
  • September 28, 2016
  • London
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The third DLA Piper European Technology Summit will bring together business leaders in the European tech industry and key figures who shape the regulatory and financial landscape.

It will focus on key issues affecting the growth of a world-class tech industry in Europe, with a roster of global business, technology and legal leaders who will share insights and analysis into emerging technology and innovation. 

More than 200 senior executives from across Europe’s tech sector - representing blue-chip telecoms and software firms, tech finance and venture capital organisations and digital start-ups - will attend this exclusive event. Register your interest in the 2018 Summit >>

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Speaker bio

Sam Zell

Sam Zell


Equity Group Investments

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Sam Zell is the Chairman of Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. The firm's investments span industries and continents and include interests in finance, energy, transportation, communications, health care and real estate. Mr. Zell is recognized as a founding father of today's public real estate industry after creating three of the largest REITs in history.

He is also Founder and Chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on building real estate-related businesses in international emerging markets. Mr. Zell has been particularly active in bringing Equity International's companies to the public markets.

Three of these investments are listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Gafisa, a leading homebuilder in Brazil; Xinyuan, a fast-growing regional homebuilder in China; and Homex, Mexico's leading homebuilder. A fourth, BR Malls, Brazil's largest retail property owner and operator, is listed on the Bovespa.