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Join the ‘Godfather of the hi-tech industry’ for an interactive breakfast exploring Jersey’s digital ecosystem

19 February 2014

​Local professionals in all sectors are invited by Locate Jersey and Digital Jersey to attend an interview and Q&A session with serial entrepreneur Yossi Vardi as part of the Island Innovators [un]Conference.
This is the first time that Yossi has come to Jersey and is a rare opportunity for local businesses and individuals to meet the 'Godfather of the hi-tech industry'.

The event, entitled ‘Business Breakfast: An interview with Yossi Vardi, discussing how to create a Digital Economy in Jersey’, will be held at the Pomme d’Or Hotel on Friday 4th April, and will feature Yossi discussing innovation and providing advice for Jersey on creating a digital ecosystem. 

Yossi Vardi is one of Israel's early entrepreneurs and has over 40 years’ experience of co-founding, leading and participating in building over 80 high-tech companies. Yossi co-pioneered instant messaging as the founding investor and the former Chairman of Mirabilis Ltd., the creator of the highly popular instant messaging programme ICQ now owned by AOL. 

The business breakfast is part of a wider programme of events for the Island Innovators [un]Conference which is taking place in Jersey from 3-6 April, 2014. Hosted by Yossi Vardi, Island Innovators is a three day, by invitation only event, that will bring together over 120 leading digital entrepreneurs, thinkers, opinion makers and influencers from around the world, for a weekend of creativity, sharing of ideas and contribution to fresh thinking about the future of technology and communications. 

Dr. Vardi commented: “I am delighted to be hosting this year’s Island Innovators [un]Conference in Jersey, I hope it will the first of many events we organise on the island. It’s my first time visiting Jersey and I’m looking forward to meeting many people I have met in Israel and London over the past few years.”

Senator Alan Maclean stated: “We are thrilled to welcome Yossi Vardi to Jersey for this unique event this is a wonderful opportunity for local Jersey businesses, digital thinkers and rising stars to learn from his huge wealth of expertise and experience, as the ‘Godfather of the hi-tech industry’. By hosting, the Island Innovators [un]Conference here in Jersey, I believe this will help to put Jersey on the digital map globally as a centre for digital innovation and to forge new relationships for the Island with world leading digital thinkers.” 
Daniel Seal, AcreWhite, conference organiser added: “I am grateful to both Locate Jersey and Digital Jersey for providing the support which has enabled us to organise this event in Jersey. The [un]Conference will bring over 120 entrepreneurs from around the world to experience Jersey first hand and see what the island has to offer. It will also act as a platform to connect this global group to Jersey and put Jersey on the map as a jurisdiction of choice for digital entrepreneurs.”

To register to attend this Business Breakfast, please visit