Ilona Simpson is a passionate technologist, a relentless problem solver and a pragmatic strategist, named one of 4 Women Making Waves in IoT in 2016 by Silicon Republic. She is referred to as an undeniable paragon for female success in the business world, leading by example in both the tech and automotive industries throughout the past decade; during which she’s been CIO at Aston Martin, VP of IT at DHL and CIO, UK at Porsche.

Professionally, Simpson has plenty of experience working with start-ups as well as large corporates, having gone through successful first-stage fundraising initiatives for up-and-coming companies. She has been an angel investor in tech start-ups and a venture partner at a European VC firm. She currently serves as VP CIO and Transformation Office at Adidas.