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

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

Professor in Computing and Human-Data Interaction at Cambridge University, and President of Christ’s College. Formerly at Horizon Digital Economy Research and Microsoft Research Cambridge.

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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 Researcher at Large, The Alan Turing Institute

Tim Bittleston

Tim Bittleston


Tim has been involved in the growth, acquisition and development of many successful tech and Artificial Intelligence companies in CEO, chairman and non-executive director roles. These include tech giant Benefex, data specialist Springboard and Machine Learning firm Celaton.
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Ian Firth


20+ years of product experience in the digital information sector. Former CPO of Speechmatics and Product Director at Citrix.
Rob Gaskin

Rob Gaskin

VP Sales

20+ Senior sales experience in deep tech digital businesses including Audio Analytic and Cloudlink.

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Dr Chris Doran

Non-Executive Director

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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