Karen Young

Karen is an IT industry leader with over 35 years’ experience across the public and private sector including Central Government, large Systems Integrators and an SME. Recently appointed as Managing Director at MDS Technologies she has been instrumental in achieving year on year revenue growth of 60% since joining the company in 2013.

MDS helps public sector organisations transform and manage their IT systems to support their drive to digital, proud to be delivering assured digital services to the public sector which make a real difference to society.

Karen has been an active member of the techUK Cloud and Mobile Services Council; contributing to the Cloud 2020 Vision and Cloud Business Guide for Business Leaders. She has recently been appointed as Vice-Chair of the newly combined techUK Cloud, Big Data and Analytics Council.

Passionate about managing diversity and a champion for women in IT; women now make up 26% of employees across all levels of MDS and has established a Women In Tech community with the aim of helping women to be the best they can be, to achieve personal goals and to educate colleagues and the wider community about diversity.


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