User:Stephen B Streater
I have a fantastic wife, and wonderful daughters born on 21st February 2006, 24th August 2008 and 21st April 2011.
I read Mathematics at and am a member of Cambridge University, where I was President of the Trinity Maths Society, but my PhD in AI at King's College, London, where I had previously won an award for oustanding service to the College, was interrupted by the chance to start Eidos plc.
In 1990, I co-founded Eidos plc, the fastest growing company in the 1990s, which grew to over £1,000,000,000 market cap the year I left the Board. My original investment grew 1,000,000 times (after tax) by the time I sold. This provided the start-up capital for Forbidden Technologies plc, which successfully floated in 2000 (and was the best performing new share issue in the world that year).
Some of my patents are listed here.
My father's Wikipedia article is here.
There is a Wikipedia article about me here.
I also enjoy Wikipedia, where I hope to become an Administrator.
I have produced, edited and published a number of videos which are available in the Commons:
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Edit information from wikichecker.com.
Some people I have met
There is some debate about BPLs. Here are some I keep an eye on. This list is longer than I expected.
- Ray Streater Father
- Imre Leader School friend
- Julian Hodgson UK Chess champion
- Béla Bollobás Interviewed me for Trinity
- John Conway Unique and entertaining insight into analysis of games
- David Williams (mathematician) Fan of Brownian motion
- Claude Shannon Invented information theory - met at First International Computer Games Olympiad
- Jon Speelman Chess SGM and world championship contender
- David Mellor My MP at the time
- Sophie Wilson Invented the ARM instruction set; was a co-director of Eidos plc for many years
- Amber Rudd VC behind flotation of Eidos plc
- William Shatner Star of Star Trek
- Jenny Barraclough Jointly ran my first production company customer at Eidos
- Michael Barnsley Invented the Barnsley fern
- Jon Snow Presenter of Channel 4 News
- Brian Davies Maths professor at King's College, London
- Martin Outram Professor of Music at the Royal Academy and violist for the Maggini String Quartet
- Robin Saxby President of ARM
- Sir Clive Sinclair Inventor; met when he was Chairman of British Mensa
- Jack Glatzer A violinist so good that a fan gave him a £2m violin formerly belonging to Paganini's only pupil
- Larry Ellison The richest man in California
- Anna Le Hair Pianist
- Ian Livingstone Games guru
- Angelina Jolie Lara Croft star
- Tom Brake MP
- Brett Kebble Assassinated (!)
- Timothy Gowers Winner of the Fields medal
- Jaako Visuri Finnish Media entrepreneur
- Alison Richard Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University
- David Starkey Historian
- Stephen Byers Former Labour minister
- Sir David Bell Former Chairman of the FT
- The Queen UK Head of State
- Becky Hogge Open Rights Group demonstration at the BBC
- Boris Johnson Mayor of London
- Stephen Hammond My MP
- Prince Charles Next in line to the throne
- David Harding Hedge Fund manager
- Rivka Golani International violist
- Adrian Brown Occasional conductor of my orchestra
- Jimbo Wales Founder of Wikipedia
- Wendy M. Grossman Founder of The Skeptic
- David Gauke Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
- Brian Winterflood
- Lucy Kellaway
- Michael Portillo
- Marc Faber
- Simon Woodroffe
The Editor's Barnstar
I award you this Deletionist's Barnstar for the best researched AfD nomination at Itiva, Renata 06:53, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
I, CComMack, award you this Barnstar of Diligence for your excellent work on cleaning up light rail. It has been said that an article achieves NPOV when you can no longer tell what the opinion is of the person who wrote it, and that is now true for light rail for the first time I can remember. Many thanks. CComMack (t•c) 17:58, 13 August 2006 (UTC)