22nd Annual US Research Tour

Join us 19th – 25th May 2018

Each year, we take a select group of IT leaders to Silicon Valley for a week-long technology research programme.  This year we have chosen the theme of Digital enablement, seeking insight into the latest developments that address the key pillars of running a Digital Business.

This will be our 22nd year running the event, over which time we have built a strong relationship with many Silicon Valley-based organisations, including industry-leading tech companies, start-ups, Incubators, Accelerators and Venture Capital firms, including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners and more.


You’re in good company.

Participants in our event join an esteemed alumni and are encouraged to engage with each other during and after the research tour, to seek and to share experiences and challenges with each other that as senior IT Leaders, they are faced with or have had to deal with.

Participants include representatives from a wide variety of private sector companies including those in the FTSE 30, 100 and 250, the public sector, the armed forces and academia.

Fill out the contact form below and we will happily put you in touch with one of our alumni to discuss their perspectives and value gained from attending our events.

The Itinery

  • Saturday 19th May – Arrivals day, dinner at the hotel
  • Sunday – ‘free’ day, time to unwind with some organised events in San Francisco or free time before getting together for dinner
  • Monday – Andreessen Horowitz
  • Tuesday – Ripcord followed by Greylock Partners
  • Wednesday – IBM Research followed by Expect Panel event
  • Thursday – NASA Ames Research followed by Cyber showcase at vArmour
  • Friday 25th May – Sequoia, followed by transfers to airport

The most efficient Technology Research method.

Stay current.  Find novel ways to solve your business problems.  Gain first-mover advantage.

Many of our delegates use our Greenside programme as one of the key inputs into their research and strategic planning activities.  Get to see the latest innovation and technology developments for a small fee and a one-week time investment.

Our independence provides an ideal counter-balance to other information sources.  We will curate an agenda of approximately 40 technology companies, ranging from early to market companies approaching commercial launch, those with a domestic market looking to scale and begin to address global markets, and established leading players.  Our delegates have access not only to the thought leadership behind the technology but also how these firms innovate and deliver.


Request a copy of our agenda.

Following our initial research this year, we expect to see plenty of content on topics such as Mobility, Analytics (particularly self-service), Productivity, Corporate Innovation, Cyber Security, ‘Cloud’ and more.

Fill in your details below and we will send you a copy of the tour agenda, with more information on what you can expect to see this year.

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