Sylvia Lu, u-blox

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Sylvia is an award winning Engineer with over 10 years of industry experience in wireless communications R&D, cellular modem developments, standards and technology strategy. Currently employed by u-blox, Sylvia has been critically instrumental in the evolution of wireless connectivity standards for the Cellular Internet of Things. Since 2013, Sylvia's interests and work have been focused on the latest technology developments that enable smart “things” to be better connected, including 5G, NB-IoT, Cat-M, V2X and the alike. Sylvia holds a First class degree in Electronics Engineering from Birmingham City University and an MSc in Communications Systems and Signal Processing from the University of Bristol. Sylvia is an elected Board Member & Director of Cambridge Wireless (CW) Ltd, a leading international community known for its rich mix of companies involved in the research, development and application of the fast moving wireless and related technologies. As part of the Board, Sylvia advises initiatives including Tech-for-Good impact innovation to tackle global social challenges which are close to her heart. Sylvia also serves on the UK5G Innovation Network Advisory Board, supports the development of the UK as a global leader in the development and adoption of 5G. 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.

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