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About: Rosemary Francis

Chief Executive Officer Dr Rosemary Francis is the founder and CEO of Ellexus. Rosemary obtained her PhD in Computer Architecture from the Cambridge University Computer Lab after studying computer science at Newnham. After working in the chip design industry, Rosemary founded Ellexus to help manage the complex tool chains needed for semiconductor design and the company has evolved ever since. Rosemary is on the board of IdeaSpace, is a member of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and is a frequent speaker at IEEE and Cambridge University. She is often asked to speak on panels at business events around the world, most recently being flown to Zagreb, Croatia to be the keynote speaker at a British Council event focused on women and entrepreneurship. Rosemary has also frequently represented the Cambridge start-up community at high-profile meetings, such as providing advice on innovation to then-Prime Minister David Cameron in 2014 and to delegates from the Dutch government in 2015.

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