Jessica Ellis

Head of Programme Development, 5G Testbed & Trials Programme, DCMS

Jessica Ellis

Speaker Bio


Jessica Ellis is Head of Programme Development on the DCMS 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme. The £200m Programme has been central to the funding and development of a wide range of 5G testbeds across the UK, facilitating 5G and Connected Community trials across multiple sectors and places.



Prior to DCMS Jessica worked at Bristol Is Open, one of the UK’s leading testbeds at the time, working with public and private sector partners to facilitate trials on the test network in the city region.



Her role in DCMS is to drive successful programmes of work and collaboration across the 5G Testbed and Trials projects to align with Digital Infrastructure Directorate objectives. Jessica brings extensive experience and passion, working across public and private sectors on advanced network and digital technologies which will, when brought together, change the ways citizens interact with the places they live and work.