With up to US$100 billion to invest in the global technology sector over the next five years, the Softbank Vision Fund is regarded as the world’s largest fund. At the Jersey Finance event Jonathan Bullock, a director of the fund and the International COO and Managing Director, Operations, for SoftBank Group International, will set out how SoftBank see those investments transforming the technology sector.
Joining Mr Bullock at the event will be broadcaster Nick Robinson and behavioural economist Tim Harford, the award-winning Financial Times columnist.
Geoff Cook, CEO, Jersey Finance, said: “Our funds conference is a flagship event for us, enabling us to promote Jersey as a centre of excellence. The leading members of London’s funds industry attend each year because we attract such high-calibre speakers to discuss the key contemporary issues, and I am delighted that this will continue in 2017.”
Before joining SoftBank, Mr Bullock had a long tenure at Google, as a Global Strategy Director and Chief of Staff of Global Business Organization. In these roles, he helped drive strategic planning and transformational initiatives for the firm, which had more than 25,000 employees and US$65 billion in revenue. Prior to Google, he held strategy management roles working with NewsCorp, Thomson Reuters, Gemini Consulting and a number of other Fortune 500 firms.
Mr Bullock holds MA and MEng degrees in Engineering from Cambridge University and is a board director for several companies, including Yahoo! Japan and Brightstar.
The half-day conference, which has been run since 2001, is being held at the award-winning 8 Northumberland Avenue and will also include a networking lunch, afternoon tea, and post-conference drinks.
Find out more about New Perspectives, the Jersey Finance Annual Funds Conference 2017