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David Murray-Hundley

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Former LinkedIn European Business Leader of the Year, Tech world and Smarta Winner, David Murray-Hundley is a chairman, adviser and NED of a number of tech companies. He is CEO of Adaro Red and now, having once been a humble employee of the very same firm, he is the new founder of Commerce One "the next generation". Yet, even with a workload to rival a few peoples schedules put together he still doesn't feel like he actually "works" for a living.

Murray-Hundley started developing games at a young age and published his first ... for Superior Software at just 11 years old (only BBC nerds will get that). He worked for the first internet companies when people still asked him for ID. He was one of the founding team members at Commerce One long before it peaked at a $22bn market cap. In 2002, the same company also bankrupted him.

DMH moved onto his first CEO role at 27, messed that up, learnt from it too and became CTO for Utility One. More recently, he has been working with the public sector and, much to his frustration, the NHS in particular. He's an advocate of the 'we should all have a go at changing the near impossible for the better' attitude.

Murray-Hundley's a book 'The Grumpy Entrepreneur' is due out this year. He hopes it will answer the some of the questions he is asked repeatedly most days.


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God Save the Internet

Back in 1994, I worked for a start up financed by Barclays and Chase Manhattan. We were the first company b2b e-procurement solution. I remember doing a demo to a government department and was told, that they didn’t really use the Internet...

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Knight Rider is becoming a reality

As a ten year old, I loved Knight Rider. The thought of a cool looking car that could talk, interact and drive itself seemed like a lifetime away in the 80s. Not impossible, just a little too far ahead of its time to be real. It's been pretty...

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The 3D Industrial revolution

I have recently been introduced to Kickstarter. We are looking to use it to fund a restoration project I am getting involved with, getting a 1945 Spitfire back in the air. Browsing through the site today, I came across “The...

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HMV, a chance to learn and reinvent itself?

Yesterday, I heard the news that HMV had gone into administration. As with stricken photography chain, Jessops, this story has been unfolding for some time and both a sad losses for our great British high street. Even more so for the people who...

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Twitter the $15bn advertising machine

This year it seems pretty certain that Twitter will start completing the necessary paperwork for an IPO in 2014. Many people do not realise that Twitter as a business is almost 7 years old. I was one of the first waves of people to have an...

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Could Apple challenge the high street banks

“We will never buy online" “You won’t catch me using my credit card on the internet”  “How safe is my information online?” These phrases were once commonplace in the b2b and b2c space. In fact, they...

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Lots of slush without the snow

For some time, it’s been known that North of Europe is at the forefront when it comes to tech, with new start-ups being rolled out on an on-going basis. But it’s not just the tech market that Scandinavia is dominating at the moment,...

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Autonomy: surely one person cannot be held responsible?

When I turned up at the Slush Conference in Helsinki last week, one of the first questions I was asked was: “do you have any comments on the Autonomy news?” Once I got my head around what had actually happened, my initial thoughts...

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Gearing up to become the best: Level 39

I remember going to Canary Wharf in the early 90’s and thinking that there was not a lot there. In fact, in 1991, there were only 6 shops. Now there are some 200 shops in 60 odd very big buildings, housing some very big companies. I...

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Are parts of the Tech world becoming The X Factor?

I have just spent a great few days in Dublin at the third Web summit. Dublin, a great city in its own right, that happens to hold one of the better European technology events of the year. While searching for a pen to borrow (yes I do old school...

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Felix Baumgartner and freefall lessons for tech entrepreneurs

I defy anyone not to be inspired by what happened on 14th October 2012 when 8 million people were watching the YouTube footage of Felix Baumgartner standing on the step the size of a skateboard at the edge of space, 30 seconds before he jumped...

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