UKtech50: Honouring the most influential people in UK IT


UKtech50: Honouring the most influential people in UK IT

Computer Weekly has announced the final listing for the second annual UKtech50, the definitive list of the real movers and shakers in UK IT - the CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders driving the creation of a high-tech economy.

Our aim was to identify the 50 most influential leaders in UK IT – the people who will be central to developing the role of technology in improving the UK economy. A panel of expert judges and an online reader vote were used to compile the names and their position on the UKtech50 Below you'll find the list in full, videos and an interview with the most influential person in UK IT this year, Mike Lynch.

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Who are the top 50

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The UKtech50 2011

1, Mike Lynch, CEO, Autonomy

2, Warren East, ARM, CEO

3, Joe Harley / His successor, CIO, HM Government

4, Phil Smith, CEO, Cisco UK & Ireland

5, Francis Maude, Cabinet Office minister

6, Gerry Pennell, CIO, London 2012 Olympics

7, Phil Pavitt, CIO, HM Revenue & Customs

8, Darrell Stein, Director of IT & logistics, Marks & Spencer

9, Tom Steinberg, Founder of MySociety

10, Jonathan Ive, Senior vice president of industrial design, Apple

11, Ralph Rivera, Digital media director, BBC

12, Mike Bracken, Executive director of digital, HM Government

13, Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web inventor; director of Open Data Institute

14, Iain Lobban, Director, GCHQ

15, Paul Coby, IT director, John Lewis

16, Matt Brittin, CEO, Google UK

17, Chris Chant, G-Cloud programme director, Cabinet Office

18, Martha Lane Fox, Government digital champion; founder of RaceOnline2012

19, Ian Watmore, COO, Efficiency and Reform Group and Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office

20, Kate Craig-Wood, Managing director, Memset

21, Willem Eelman, CIO, Unilever

22, Mike McNamara, CIO, Tesco

23, Katie Davis, Director general, NHS Informatics, and interim NHS CIO, Department of Health

24, David Willetts, MP, Minister for universities & science

25, Jos Creese, CIO, Hampshire County Council; chairman of Local Government CIO Council

26, Ian Livingston, CEO, BT

27, Ed Vaizey, MP, Communications minister

28, Liam Maxwell, Director of ICT Futures, Cabinet Office

29, Neil Thompson, Head of The Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance, Cabinet Office

30, Ailsa Beaton, CIO, Metropolitan Police

31, Simon Moorhead, CIO, Bank of England

32, Paul Cheesbrough, CIO, News International

33, JP Rangaswami, Chief scientist,

34, Catherine Doran, CIO, Royal Mail Group

35, David Clarke, CEO, BCS

36, Ken Olisa, Chairman, Restoration Partners

37, Jim Norton, BCS President; IET IT Sector Panel Chairman

38, David Matthewman, CIO, Open University

39, Julie Meyer, CEO, Ariadne Capital

40, John Higgins, Outgoing director-general, Intellect; director general, Digital Europe

41, Elizabeth Varley, Co-founder & CEO, TechHub

42, Glyn Evans, Socitm president; Corporate Director of Business Change for Birmingham City Council

43, Alun Michael, MP, chairman of PICTFOR

44, Michael Gove, MP, Secretary of State for Education

45, Simon Wardley, Researcher, CSC Leading Edge Forum

46, Andy Nelson, CIO, Ministry of Justice

47, Steve Townsend, CIO, Transport for London

48, Mark Bramwell, CIO, The Wellcome Trust

49, Rob Fraser, , IT director, Sainsbury’s

50, Greg Smith, CIO, Home Delivery Network


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This was first published in November 2011


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