Esther Ford

Intelligent Cities Track Speaker

About Esther

Esther is a leading partner of the electronics team of Marks & Clerk’s Cambridge office. Since 2004, she has helped to build IP portfolios for start-up and SME companies across the Cambridge region. She also has extensive experience of managing international patent portfolios, including for global cloud services provision and scalable IoT consumer applications. Esther works alongside colleagues across the Marks and Clerk UK and international network, responding to new innovations by assembling interdisciplinary teams of experts in technologies spanning, e.g., IoT Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, telecommunications and more generally Electronics, Software and Biotech.  She is delighted to be involved with Cambridge Wireless in considering how these enabling technologies will interact synergistically to rapidly evolve our population centres into Smart Cities.

Esther was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering prize and a PhD in Microelectronics while studying at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt and Cambridge University. Her PhD research achieved a novel nanodot array device, which for the first time opened the way for single electron devices with a reproducible, controlled threshold voltage at high temperature. She also presented the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Faraday Lecture "The Digital World", which was delivered to live audiences throughout the UK and broadcast over Europe and North America, reaching an audience of 20,000.

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