Hermann Hauser, Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners and one of the UK’s foremost entrepreneurs and backers of technology businesses, will today receive the SDForum Visionary Award in San Francisco. 

Each June, the SDForum hosts a prestigious ceremony in Silicon Valley for 250 CEOs and executives, to honour four industry leaders, who have pioneered innovation and fostered the spirit of entrepreneurship, with its Visionary Awards. Dr Hauser has this year been selected for his “exceptional contributions in the field of emerging technologies and in the community” by the Forum’s nominating committee, which includes entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and Board members from multinationals such as Nokia, SAP and IBM.

Past award recipients include Bill Gates, Edwin Catmull, Jim Clark, Lou Gerstner, Reed Hastings, Vinod Khosla and Vint Cerf. The other three recipients of the 2011 SDForum Visionary Awards are Promod Haque of Norwest Venture Partners, Guy L. “Bud” Tribble of Apple Inc. and T.J. Rodgers of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.

Commenting on his award, Hermann Hauser says: “I am honoured to be numbered in the pantheon of global technology entrepreneurs who have received the SDForum awards. I have always considered it important and encouraged European technology innovators and companies to work closely with their counterparts in Silicon Valley, to the mutual benefit of each. Technology is now completely global and an innovation developed in one university or city has to be commercialised in the world’s major economies to fulfil its potential; Silicon Valley is and will long remain an essential part of that process.”


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Chantal Ligertwood, PR for Amadeus +44 7976 229 210 chantal@ligertwood.net

For information on the SDForum 2011 award, see www.sdforum.org