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.


.@techUKdepCEO when we talk about the internet and regulation, we are often conflating many issues. The Lord Commun… https://t.co/y8ZxRQmNZN
.@techUKdepCEO tells Lords Communications Committee that good regulation is welcome by the industry but must be pro… https://t.co/mUSdwBSkxp
Preparing your business for GDPR can be like a game of Jenga, say Alex Milner-Smith and Sean Dempsey from… https://t.co/AXVNImZ5zl
Tune in here https://t.co/K7GZj1kmKl at 3.30pm to watch Antony Walker @techUKdepCEO give evidence to the Lords Comm… https://t.co/DMki1zHFlS
On day two of techUK Data Protection Week we're focussing on the business sector. techUK Programme Manager for Fina… https://t.co/52hJX1hBAo
"This is real, and there are the implications that go with it." @GregDaySecurity from @PaloAltoNtwkshttps://t.co/EpgJCKfKo5
Featuring networking events, workshops, over 100 hours of sessions and the CogX AI Awards, CogX 2018 will be Europe… https://t.co/Qef2E72Nqj
Our @sannabaker is at @edielive discussing resource efficiency & innovation w/ @wrap_uk @giraffeinnov & @commonseac… https://t.co/dKlgNx0rCq
GDPR has left many companies looking to introduce a Data Protection Officer - but is it necessary for your business… https://t.co/9vMEQHbCzO