ALL THINGS CAMBRIDGE TECH
Cambridge Tech Podcast covers all things tech from the heart of the UK’s tech
capital, Europe’s biggest tech startup cluster and one of the most respected tech and
innovation hubs in the world.
Hosted every Sunday by James Parton and Faye Holland, the duo talk tech with a
full house of experts and personalities exploring this exciting ecosystem, sharing
insights and opinions, bringing you the latest on the innovators, the innovations, the
game changers and the fundraises.
Cambridge is the UK Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation, the largest technology cluster in Europe and one of the most respected tech and innovation hubs in the world.
The city’s strong entrepreneurial ecosystem builds on the Cambridge’s long history of invention which includes: the reflecting telescope, the hovercraft, the pacemaker, IVF, DNA, the pregnancy predictor test, wireless Internet, inkjet printing, Bluetooth, smart meters, round teabags and, of course, good old Alexa (to name but a few).
Unsurprisingly, Cambridge receives four times the amount of tech investment per head than London and boasts more patents published per resident than any other in the UK.
Around 61,000 people are employed here in over 5,000 knowledge-intensive firms, which have combined annual revenue of over £15.5 billion.
Cambridge Tech Podcast covers all things tech from the heart of the UK’s tech capital. Hosted every Sunday by James Parton and Faye Holland, the duo talk tech with a full house of experts and personalities exploring this exciting ecosystem, sharing insights and opinions, bringing you the latest on the innovators, the innovations, the gamechangers and the fundraises.
ABOUT JAMES PARTON
As the Managing Director of The Bradfield Centre, James has built a collaborative and nurturing environment that enables technology startups to flourish, provides entrepreneurial opportunities for students at The University of Cambridge, and acts as a tech community hub for Cambridge and the wider east of England region.
He has over 25-year experience working in tech including executive roles at BT, O2, Telefonica, and Twilio. At Twilio, James was the company’s first hire outside of the US, building the EMEA business from scratch to IPO, and running it for its first five years.
Since then, James has focused on supporting the UK’s startup ecosystem via his work at The Bradfield Centre and as a co-founder of The Triple Chasm Company. He possesses a deep knowledge of tech and is a strong ambassador for the East of England in the fast-growing world of co-working, incubation and accelerators.
In addition, James runs his own Developer Relations advisory agency, helping companies figure out their Developer Relations strategies. His first book on Developer Relations was published by Apress in September 2021.
ABOUT FAYE HOLLAND
Entrepreneur, Faye Holland wears many hats within Cambridge’s famed technology sector, influencing, inspiring and connecting on many different levels, always driving Cambridge’s global reputation as the UK’s centre for Technology, Innovation and Science.
Her multi-award-winning specialist PR and communications consultancy, cofinitive - which promotes innovative and disruptive early-stage startups and scaleups with a focus on tech and innovation - is listed in PR Week’s 150 Top Agencies.
Outside of Cambridge, Faye is widely known as the creator and organiser of the influential #21toWatch Technology Innovation Awards, which is now in its fifth year.
Faye is a committed and passionate mentor for future technology entrepreneurs supporting numerous world-leading entrepreneurial programmes in Cambridge and internationally.
After cutting her teeth at the UK’s first ISP, PIPEX on the Cambridge Science Park, Faye’s career in the tech space has spanned nearly three decades and includes working at IBM on numerous emerging technology projects and running the Europe and Asia Operations of a global media company.
Faye has been featured in an article in Forbes and is listed in Computer Weekly’s annual Most Influential Women in Tech listings.