Advisory and Board Director Appointments

  • Board Member, 5G-ACIA (5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation), Jun 2020 – Present, re-elected to serve on the 2nd term in Dec’2022
  • Chair of Working Group 4 (Industry liaison), 5G-ACIA, Jun 2020 – Present, re-elected to serve on the 2nd term in Dec’2022
  • Board Director, CW (Cambridge Wireless), May 2017 – Present
  • Advisory Board Member at Institute of Digital Futures, Brunel University London, Feb 2022 – Present
  • IET Digital Panel Member, Mar 2019 – Present
  • Advisory Board Member, UK5G, Mar 2018 – Sep 2022
  • Co-Chair, Manufacturing Working Group, UK5G, Jun 2021 – Sep 2022
  • Editorial Board, CWJ (Cambridge Wireless Journal), Feb 2017 – Dec 2019
  • Committee Member, CW-TEC Conference, 2015 – 2018


  • Ambassador – Women of the Future Programme, Feb 2018 – ongoing
  • Industry Ambassador – “Insight into the World of Work”, St Ives School, Jan 2018 – 2019

Awards and Recognition

  • Who’s who in 5G – Top influential voices and brands – issued by Onalytica, Jun 2022
  • Who’s who in IoT – Top influential voices and brands – issued by Onalytica, Jun 2022
  • Most influential women in UK tech, 2022 long list – computerweekly.com, 2022
  • Awarded partial EMBA course funding by the Cambridge University Judge Business School, Jul 2021
  • Awarded Chartered Engineer status – issued by Engineering Council, Jul 2021
  • Winner – WeAreTheCity Rising Start Science and Engineering Category, May 2021
  • Most Influential Women in the UK Technology – Finalist, 2020
  • Women in Industry Finalist, Sep 1, 2019, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Jul 2019, RSA
  • Winner – Top 50 Women in Engineering, Jun 1, 2019, Women Engineering Society
  • Winner – WoM2M 2019, Women of M2M and IoT, The Women of M2M and IoT list is comprised of some of the most powerful, smart, tech-savvy, and successful women in the technology sector. These women are selected because they each bring a unique lens to their respective companies that helps push connected technologies forward. The award recognizes women as trailblazers and innovators in the IoT space, Jun 2019, Connected World
  • Asian Women of Achievement Awards Finalist, Science and Technology Category, Feb 2018; The Asian Women of Achievement Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 1999, celebrate multicultural Britain and the contribution of diverse cultures and talents to UK society. It is a platform recognises the phenomenal Asian women across the UK and across industries, who are making a valuable and important contribution to British life.
  • Winner – DevelopHER TechStar Award, Dec 2017. Sylvia is DevelopHer Tech Star 2017 Winner and recognised for her work in the technology sector to help with promoting gender diversity in tech.
  • Avery Weigh-Tronix Best Performance Prize, 2006; Awarded for the Best Overall Performance

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