James is the VP and General Manager of Qualcomm’s Voice, Music and Wearables business, rejoining in 2019 following a year as CTO of MIRACL, an advanced online authentication company. He originally came to Qualcomm via its acquisition of CSR in 2015 and has held a range of VP-level posts in Engineering, Product Marketing and Product Management.
Before joining CSR in 2013, James spent 7 years at Broadcom running software teams designing the world’s leading mobile multimedia solutions. During this period James was privileged to work with the inspired and inspiring team that went on to develop the Raspberry Pi which uses the chips developed, in part, by James and his team.
Starting his career as a physicist working at Cambridge Consultants, James joined TTP Communications in 2001 in order to learn about mobile communications; he ended as head of their Research group. He has had a long association with CW having helped to form its AI SIG and recently working with colleagues to establish a group looking at ‘Engineering Trust’.
James has a 1st class degree and doctorate in Physics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Henley Business School. Outside work James is a keen amateur musician.
Dr Laura James is Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, catalysing multidisciplinary research and activities around trust and technology. The Trust and Technology Initiative at the University of Cambridge brings together interdisciplinary research from Cambridge and beyond to explore the dynamics of trust and distrust in relation to internet technologies, society and power. The Initiative is coordinated by Laura and Jennifer Cobbe. Laura has spent nearly twenty years exploring cutting edge internet technologies and turning them into useful products and systems, in technology and leadership roles in diverse contexts. Laura holds Masters and PhD degrees in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and is a Chartered Engineer.
- Lecturer in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology, University of Cambridge
Dr Ella McPherson is Lecturer in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology as well as the Anthony L. Lyster Fellow in Sociology at Queens’ College. She is also Co-Director of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, where she leads the research theme on human rights in the digital age.
Previously, Ella was a Junior Research Fellow in Sociology at Wolfson College and an LSE Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science's Department of Media and Communications. She earned her PhD from Cambridge's Department of Sociology, funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust and an Overseas Research Scholarship. Her MPhil was in Latin American Studies at Cambridge and her BA was from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Ella is on the Steering Committee of Cambridge’s Digital Humanities Strategic Network and its Trustworthy Technologies Strategic Research Initiative as well as on the editorial board of Cultural Sociology. She also leads The Whistle, an academic startup, supported by an EU Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 grant, that aims to support the collection and verification of human rights information for evidence.
- CTO, CCS
Paul Morris (CEng) is CTO at Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) which is leading the development of self-organising wireless mesh networks at 60GHz. He specialises in taking new technologies from inception all the way through to market particularly in the fields of wireless, security and IoT. He's been at the forefront of the digital wireless revolution over the last 25 years most recently at Qualcomm and CSR. He has a First Class Degree in Electronic Engineering and is an inventor of multiple patents.
- Technical Marketing Manager, Solarflare
Tim sees Cambridge Wireless as a way to build the network of relationships that drive business growth and a better society for us all. As Technical Marketing Manager at Solarflare, Tim works to conceive and realise the components that will make the internet faster, secure and more reliable. He has worked on technologies from their earliest beginnings to mass market adoption, including WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular from GSM to LTE. His experience includes working as a development engineer, project management, business development and product marketing.
Jon Roozenbeek is a PhD-candidate in Slavonic Studies at Cambridge University. His dissertation is on evolving media narratives in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk "People’s Republics" in eastern Ukraine. In addition, Jon is a senior research affiliate at the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab, where he works on 'fake news' from the perspective of social psychology. Specifically, he has worked on developing interventions that work as psychological 'vaccines' against online misinformation. Jon’s other research interests include content analytics, topic modelling, political polarisation, and social media.