Sylvia Lu

CW Director and 5G Tech Lead, u-blox UK

About Sylvia

An award winning Engineer, non-executive director, advisor and ambassador, combining technology and strategic expertise with a solid understanding of the Telecom and vertical industries.

Sylvia has over a decade industrial experience in cellular chipset developments for four mobile generations (2G to 5G), global standards, technology strategy and innovation. She has been critically instrumental in the evolution of global technology standards for the Internet of Things to enable economics of scale – a technology which has now been deployed globally over billions. Sylvia is contributing to the latest technology developments and global standards to enable “things” to be connected smartly for the Telecom and vertical industries.

Sylvia speaks regularly at conferences, events and webinars (highlights incl. House of Lords, ITU, IET, IEEE), and contributes to industrial magazines and journals, some of which have been translated into four languages.

Sylvia is an elected Board Director of CW, member of the UK5G Innovation Network Advisory Board, member of the IET Communication Policy Panel. She has previously been a co-founder and SIG champion of the CW “Future Technology SIG” since 2013.

Sylvia is DevelopHer Tech Star 2017 Winner and was recognised for her work in the technology sector to help with promoting gender diversity in tech sector. Most recently she was nominated as Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2018 Finalist in the Science and Technology Category, an award to recognise and celebrate phenomenal Asian women across the UK and across industries, who are making a valuable and important contribution to British life.

Sylvia is also an amateur artist.