Sylvia is an award winning Engineer with over 10 years’ of industry experience in wireless communications R&D, cellular modem developments, standards, technology strategy and innovation. Currently employed by u-blox (SWX:UBXN), a Swiss company that creates wireless & positioning semiconductors and modules for the industrial, automotive and consumer markets, Sylvia has been critically instrumental in the evolution of cellular connectivity standards for the Internet of Things – a technology which has now been deployed globally over billions. Since 2013, Sylvia's interests and work have been focused on the latest technology developments that enable smart “things” to be better connected, include 5G, NB-IoT, Cat-M, connected cars, V2X and the alike.
Sylvia is a Board Director of CW, advises initiatives include Tech-for-Good impact innovation to tackle global social challenges which are close to her heart. Sylvia also serves on the UK5G Advisory Board, supports the development of the UK as a global leader in the development and adoption of 5G, as well as provides impartial, industry-focused, independent advice to DCMS on its future plans for 5G development.
Sylvia is DevelopHer Tech Star 2017 Winner, an annual award recognising woman who works in the technology sector to help with promoting gender diversity in tech. Most recently Sylvia was nominated as Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2018 finalist in the Science and Technology Category, an award to recognise and celebrate the phenomenal Asian women across the UK and across industries, who are making a valuable and important contribution to British life. Sylvia holds a First class degree in Electronic Engineering from Birmingham City University and an MSc. in Communications and Signal Processing from the University of Bristol.