The aim on the group is to identify opportunities to improve technology for businesses and residents in the local region.

The current priorities are exploring how to improve mobile connectivity in Greater Cambridge and the possible impacts the pandemic could have on the technology infrastructure.

Technology Group Chair: Jem Davies, Vice President, General Manager & Fellow, Machine Learning Group, Arm

Jem Davies is a fellow, vice president and general manager of Arm’s Machine Learning Group, focusing on machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions.

He was previously general manager and vice president of technology for the Media Processing, and Imaging and Vision, Groups, where he set the future technology roadmaps and undertook technological investigations for several of Arm’s acquisitions. Prior to that he ran his own software consultancy for many years.

Although he has very nearly lived in all sorts of places around the world, Jem is surprised to find he has lived in Cambridge since university. He is a product of the Cambridge Phenomenon.

Project Group Members

  • arm*: Richard York, VP Embedded Marketing
  • Aveva*: Jon Hobbs, Head of Development
  • Cambridge Ahead Honorary Vice-Chair*: Charles Cotton, Chairman, Cambridge Phenomenon International Ltd
  • Cambridge Ahead Honorary Vice-Chair*: Professor Peter Landshoff, Fellow of Christ’s College and Professor Emeritus University of Cambridge
  • Cambridge Consultants*: Heidi Pinkney, Lead Consultant, Technology Strategy
  • Cambridge City Council: Martin Chaney, Digital Programme Manager
  • Cambridgeshire County Council: Noelle Godfrey, Programme Director, Connecting Cambridgeshire & Head of Digital Infrastructure 
  • CUH Addenbrookes*: James Gingell, Associate Director IT Service Delivery
  • Illumina: Bobby Kaura, Seed Investment, Global Ecosystem Development & Expansion, Illumina Accelerator
  • Jagex*: Alan Krause, Senior Director of Game Engineering
  • JLL*: Colin Chan, Director, Asset Repositioning
  • LEX Diagnostics / TTP*: Harry Bullivant, Chief Operating Officer
  • Mills and Reeve*: Douglas McDonald, Partner
  • Marshall of Cambridge*: Brett Davis, Head of Business Information Systems
  • Mott MacDonald*: Lee Ebbutt, Head of Airport Technology and Digitalisiation
  • Socius Development Ltd*Doug Higgins, Project Director
  • University of Cambridge*: Jon Holgate, Head of Networks
  • University of Cambridge*, Dept. of Architecture - Dr Ying Jin, Reader in Architecture and Urbanism and Director of the Martin Centre

*Member/Member organisation

Cambridge Ahead:

  • Jane Paterson-Todd, CEO
  • Dan Thorp, Director of Policy and Programmes
  • Lawrence Morris, Manager of Policy and Programmes
  • Matilda Becker, Policy Officer

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