Tech guru Silva to step down

City A.M. Reporter
TECH entrepreneur Rohan Silva, the man behind London’s Silicon Roundabout project, is understood to be stepping down from his role as the Prime Minister’s senior policy adviser to move into the private sector.

Silva, who worked for chancellor George Osborne in opposition before being promoted to adviser for David Cameron, was the driving force behind the creation of the East End’s Tech City, a technology cluster designed to make London a leading producer of digital goods.

Silva is leaving government with plans to launch an independent venture in the digital education sector, Sky News reported.

Tech City, or Silicon Roundabout as it was dubbed in homage to California’s Silicon Valley, managed to attract some big corporate names to establish bases in the area. These included IBM, KPMG and Microsoft, along with smaller start up companies.