Canonical | Ubuntu CEO backs Super highways

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Jane Silber is CEO of Canonical, the company most commonly known for Ubuntu and recognised this year as a global leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014

Jane today spoke out firmly today in support of the London Mayor’s two new segregated Super Highways:

“I am proud of the growth of the team in London.  From a team of 5 around a kitchen table in London 10 years ago the business has grown to 650 employees globally of which over 100 are based in London.

We are the company behind Ubuntu, the operating system used around the world by companies like Google, Netflix, Amazon, Instagram and Britain’s very own Cabinet Office.

Like many businesses in London, one of the most popular modes of transport to the office is cycling and an equally large proportion of the team would cycle to the office if they felt it was safer than it is now.

We value employee satisfaction, health and freedom and firmly endorse the Mayor’s Vision for Cycling in London. We specifically support the cross London plans from City Hall to create new segregated routes through the heart of the city.

These plans are good for London and Londoners making it a more attractive and productive city in which we can build a business and serve customers.

I know that there many business leaders like me who feel the same and will be speaking up over the coming days.”

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Jane Sillber, Canonical CEO