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Nigel Toon

Nigel Toon 

Nigel is CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder of Graphcore, a technology business leader, entrepreneur and engineer.  Prior to Graphcore, Nigel was CEO at two successful venture capital-backed proces­sor companies and co-founder and board director at Icera, a 3G cellular modem chip company,  which was sold to NVIDIA in 2011 for $435M. He was previously a senior executive at a major Silicon Valley, publicly listed semiconductor company.

He has served as a board member and chairman for several technology businesses and currently sits as the senior non-executive direc­tor on the board of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is a non-departmental UK public body that directs over £8bn per year into research and innovation funding. He has also been a member of the UK’s Prime Minister’s Business Council.

Nigel is the author of 3 granted patents and has been awarded a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Bristol.