Computer Weekly has launched the third 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.
We want your vote on who you think should top the list this year. Below you can find a "longlist" of people, composed by our judges and by reader nominations.
From this list, we will select the top 50, and at a special event in London on 22 November we will countdown that list to reveal the most influential person in UK IT over the next 12 months.
Whoever comes on top of the list will be the person that, in the opinion of our expert judging panel and a reader vote, holds the most influence over the future of the UK IT sector in 2013 – and hence the future of IT professionals across the country.
Read more about UKtech50 2012 here, and submit your vote now. Voting closes at 5pm on 2 November 2012.
Editor's note: The final UKtech50 list will be chosen by combining the decision of the judging panel with the votes of our readers. The combined reader vote will carry the same weight as that of one judge, and will provide the UK IT professional input into the order of the list. The editor's decision on the UKtech50 list will be final.