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#OnetoWatch The People

Known as a region of innovation, Cambridge digital tech is twice as dense as the average cluster with 15,500 jobs and £2.4bn turnover according to the Tech Nation 2018 Report. But success, innovation and turnover are nothing without people.

Behind the figures are bright, original and creative individuals who accelerate the pace of change, pushing both technology and industry to constantly evolve. Below you’ll see people who are firing up this #OnetoWatch list with their insight and expertise.

Here we present our #OnetoWatch PEOPLE list (in alphabetical order) with those shortlisted in 2019 identified:
• Veena Adityan – CEO at Smartbell
Jelena Aleksic – Healthcare Entrepreneur
Kath Austin  – Founder of BeeBee Wraps
Shima Barakat – Founder and Director of Impact Women’s Network
Helena Blair – Schools Liaison Officer at University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall
Zuzanna Brzosko – CEO at Sixfold Bioscience
• Tian Carey – Enterprise Fellow at Royal Academy of Engineering
Adelina ChalmersThe Geek Whisperer SHORTLISTED
Lily Cheng – Founder of The Rising Network
• Alan Cowley – Co-Founder Invested Investor
• Mireia Crispin – Research Fellow at University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute SHORTLISTED
• Prof John Daugman – Professor at University of Cambridge
• Matt Davey – Senior Research Associate at University of Cambridge
• Dilrini De Silva – Research Associate at Bioinformatics at CRUK Cambridge Institute
Darrin Disley – Entrepreneur and Angel Investor
Ciaron Dunne – CEO Genie Ventures
• Dr Chiraz Ennaceur – CEO at CorrosionRADAR SHORTLISTED
Michaela Eschbach and Anne BaileyForm The Future
Inky Gibbens – Chief Storyteller at Tribalingual
Joe Glover – Founder of The Marketing Meetup SHORTLISTED
• Dr Ghina M Halabi – Space Scientist at Cambridge University
• Vaiva Kalnikaite – CEO at Dovetailed
Edmund Kay – Member of the Accelerate Program at Judge Business School collaborating with Cardiologists in his project Biophonics
Sue Keogh – Director at Sookio
• Jack Lomas – COO at SenSat
Emily Mackay – Head of AI & Data Strategy at Congenica SHORTLISTED
• Naily Makangu – Project Manager at Featurespace
Alexis Mather – Founder and Chief Bottlewashing Officer at Nolojy
Toby Norman – CEO at Simprints SHORTLISTED
• Emily Orton – Chief Marketing Officer at Darktrace SHORTLISTED
• Pahini Pandya – Founder at Emparity and Research Associate at University of Cambridge
Alexander Patto – CEO WaterScope SHORTLISTED
• Velislava Petrova – Postdoctoral Fellow at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Kam Pooni – CEO at Glyconics
Heather Richards – CEO at Transversal
• Andrew Sandham – Chairman at PredictImmune
• Dr Ruchi Sharma – CEO at Stemnovate
Berenice Smith – Founder of Walk In Our Shoes – a social design space created to bridge the gap between those who have children, and society that can misjudge by sharing positive stories and suggesting solutions.
Ravi Solanki – Co-Founder Primera Impact
• Charlotte SteggallHigher Education Champion
Hannah Stern – Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge
• Dr Tom Stubbs – CEO at Chronomics
• Rhodri Thomas – CEO at Spectral Edge
Raoul-Gabriel Urma – CEO at Cambridge Spark
Jeroen Verheyen – Co-Founder of Semarion and Majico. Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge.
• Dr Karolina Zapadka – Business Acceleration Manager for Accelerate@Babraham SHORTLISTED
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Should you be on this list too?

The entries for 2019 are now closed, but feel free to get the 2020 list started by completing the form or tell us via OnetoWatch@cofinitive.com or @Cofinitive #OnetoWatch