Computer Weekly has announced the 2020 list of the Most Influential Women in UK Technology and techUK would like to congratulate everyone recognised this year.
We are proud to see so many of our members feature as part of the list, including:
- Cindy Rose, CEO, Microsoft UK (2)
- Tabitha Goldstaub, Co-Founder, CognitionX; Chair of government’s AI Council (3)
- Flavilla Fongang, Managing Director, 3 Colours Rule; founder, TLA Black Women in Tech (5)
- Anne Marie Neatham, commercial director for the office of the CTO, Ocado Technology (21)
- Sharon Moore, CTO for public sector, IBM UK (24)
- Rebecca George, Managing Partner, Government and Public Services, Deloitte (44)
Equally, techUK continues to maintain close ties with several stakeholders that were included in the top 50; working collaboratively to prepare and empower the UK for what comes next:
- Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, ICO (4)
- Sarah Wilkinson, CEO, NHS Digital (6)
- Jeni Tennison, Vice-President and Chief Strategy Adviser, Open Data Institute (25)
- Caroline Dinenage, Digital Minister (26)
- Sana Khareghani, Head of UK Government’s Office for Artificial Intelligence (27)
- Indra Joshi, director of AI, NHSX (45)
- Joanna Davinson, Chief Digital, Data and Technology officer, Home Office (46)
- Helen Milner, chief executive, Good Things Foundation (14)
- Liz Williams, CEO, FutureDotNow (30)
Helen Wollaston, former CEO, WISE (50)
And not least, we are also delighted that our very own Sue Daley once again made the top 50 - and in fact, the top ten! As Associate Director for Technology and Innovation, Sue leads techUK's technology and innovation work which includes work programmes on cloud, data protection, data analytics, AI and Internet of Things as well as emerging and transformative technologies and innovation policy.
The list, which is now in its ninth year, was introduced in 2012 to make female role models in the sector more visible and accessible.
While the original list in 2012 featured only 25 women, it was expanded in 2015 to include 50 women, going on to also introduce annual lists of Rising Stars and a Hall of Fame to ensure as many women in the sector as possible are given recognition for their contribution to the tech sector and the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the IT industry.
The top 50 were chosen from a longlist of more than 400 women, with this year being the fourth year the longlist of every woman nominated has been published.