An award-winning Chartered Engineer, technologist, and a Non-Executive Director. Sylvia has over a decade of experience in the Telecom industry for four mobile generations (2G ~ 5G) with chipset vendors and was recognised as one of the UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering. Sylvia is Head of Cellular Technology Strategy at u-blox, where she leads cellular technology strategy, global standards and industry alliances.
Sylvia serves on several national and global industry Boards: she is an elected board director of CW (Cambridge Wireless) Ltd, and serves on the Advisory Board of UK5G, which provides independent advice to the UK government and national 5G networks on future plans for 5G deployment. She serves on the Board of 5G-ACIA (5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation), joins forces with global industry stakeholders to influence 5G development and deployment in line with industrial imperatives to accelerate Industry 4.0.
Sylvia operates on an international stage as keynote speaker on 5G, 6G, emerging technologies, global standards, trust, and D&I for a wide range of stakeholders across the UK, US, Barcelona, China, Baltic counties, France, Germany. She contributes to industry magazines and journals, some of which have been translated into 7 languages with a global reach.
Sylvia is pursuing an Executive MBA degree at the University of Cambridge. She holds a first degree in Electronic Engineering from Birmingham University and a Master of Science degree in Communications and Signal Processing from the University of Bristol.