Dr. Soraya Jones
Programme Lead, Homerton Changemakers, Homerton College
After many years as part of the senior leadership team of Tribal Technology (part of Tribal Group Plc), Soraya became the first CEO of Cambridge Wireless (CW) from 2007 to 2015, where she was successful in growing the business from a one-person company to a membership cluster of over 400 tech companies and 20 industry-focused Special Interest Groups Forums, making it one of the premier tech clusters in the UK. She stepped down in 2015 to pursue other ventures including becoming an entrepreneur-in-residence at the St. John’s Innovation Centre, the Innovation Ambassador at the Bradfield Centre and the Director of Partnerships at the Invested Investor as well as holding many other Ambassador roles. Soraya is currently on the Rising Network Advisory Board, the UEA Innovation Advisory board and is a Panel Advisor for the SIPF funding from UKRI. On a part time basis, she is passionate about helping the future generation of leaders and is supporting the Homerton Changemakers Programme at the University of Cambridge. Born in Malaysia, Soraya holds BSc and MSc degrees from Indiana University, USA, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.