Meet The Team

Our People

iKVA's team is made up of people with a mixture of excellent academic credentials from the top universities as well as commercial expertise in growing and fast paced digital businesses.

Jon Horden CEO_01 (1)

Jon Horden

CEO & Founder

20+ years senior leadership in the digital industry including CEO of PrismaStar (successful trade sale in 2015), Founder and CEO of British Gas’ digital division Local Heroes, and CEO of HomeServe Labs incubating smart home IoT devices
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Prof Richard Mortier

CTO & Founder

Fellow, President and Reader in Computing and Human-Data Interaction at Cambridge University. Former Horizon Transitional Fellow at the Horizon Institute
Liang Wang

Dr Liang Wang

CSO & Founder

Senior researcher at Cambridge University, PhD in Computer Networks from University of Helsinki Former technical lead at Nokia research and Intel Software Innovator.

Prof Jon Crowcroft

Advisor & Founder

Professor of Communication Systems at Cambridge University’s Computer Laboratory and Chair of the Programme Committee at the Alan Turing Institute.
Ian Firth CPO_01

Ian Firth


20+ years of product experience in the digital information sector. Former CPO of Speechmatics and Product Director at Citrix.
Leon Challenger Head of Sales_01

Leon Challenger​

Head of Sales

15+ years B2B sales experience in taking early stage businesses through the growth curve. Former Sales Director at Reframe and Inchora.
Dr Chris Doran Chairman_01

Dr Chris Doran


Entrepreneur in Residence at Cambridge Enterprise and Director of Studies at Sidney Sussex College Cambridge. Former founder and CEO of Geomerics (exit to ARM in 2013)

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