Computer Weekly has announced the sixth annual UKtech50, our definitive list of the movers and shakers in UK IT - the CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders driving the role of technology in the UK economy.
Our aim was to identify the 50 most influential leaders in UK IT. An expert judging panel representing every aspect of the IT profession helped decide the results – along with a reader vote – to determine who holds the most influence over the future of the UK technology sector in the next 12 months – and hence the future of IT professionals across the country.
Read here all our coverage - including articles, interviews and videos of the CIO speakers at our event to announce the UKtech50 list.
UKtech50 2015 - selecting the 50 most influential people in UK IT
Computer Weekly announced the people who made it into our annual list of the leaders shaping the future of the UK's digital economy
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UKtech50 2015 - the winner: BT chief executive Gavin Patterson
BT's CEO Gavin Patterson was voted as the most influential person in UK IT for 2015
Watch BT CEO Gavin Patterson give his acceptance speech on being announced as the most influential person in UK IT for 2015 Continue Reading
UKtech50 - the rising stars
Find out who the UKtech50 judges selected as their rising stars of 2015
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UKtech50 event - sharing great CIO ideas
We invited some of the UK's top CIOs to share one great idea with their peers, at our UKtech50 event. Watch videos of the speakers here.
National Trust CIO Sarah Flannigan discussed her perspective on the role of the CIO in enabling change management, and how the CIO can sprinkle “magic dust” to turn an apparently staid IT project into an engaging and successful transformation.
Many IT leaders are tackling the twin challenges of digital transformation and making better use of data to improve decision-making and customer engagement. Simon Gratton discussed his experiences of tackling these challenges.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is modernising the UK tax system, with the aim of making tax easier for businesses and individuals. Mark Dearnley talked about a pioneering API strategy introduced as a cornerstone of that plan.
Skills within teams need to change. As the talent needed becomes harder to find, CIOs must adopt strategies to find and build high-performing IT teams. Andy Caddy talked about best practices in attracting and retaining skills to meet ever-evolving business requirements.
The root cause of many security issues often points to a mistake or lack of security education of an employee. Electronic Arts has taken a creative approach to keep security fun and interesting, as Derek Cheng explained.
High street retailer Halfords has been undergoing a transformation over the last two years and motivation is a key component of that process. CIO Anna Barsby talks about the company’s IT strategy
The Bank of England has taken a considered and deliberate approach to recruiting individuals that at first glance wouldn’t normally match the typical IT professional profile - something that CIO John Finch considers to be one of the biggest successes of his strategy.
Customer experience is a key competitive battleground for businesses of any sector and technology led innovation is invariably at the heart of these initiatives. John Streit shares his insights into how the power of technology and data can make relationships between organisations and their customers more valuable and effective.
Most IT leaders are talking about cloud, but Richard Atkinson suggested that its true potential is even now being underestimated. He urges fellow IT leaders not to delay or risk missing out on the enormous opportunity
Once an IT strategy is conceived, how do we test it, execute it, maintain it, share it? How do we know whether it’s working or indeed whether it’s useful at all? Sarah Wilkinson shares her thoughts on how to optimise traditional approaches to strategy to serve today’s organisations.
Henry Cohen discusses how The Telegraph brought in agile development principles from a standing start to full integration into its business culture during 2015
An expert panel of speakers and industry executives answered questions from the UKtech50 audience on the trends, technologies and leadership challenges they face.
Computer Weekly magazine - special UKtech50 issue
Computer Weekly published a special issue of its regular digital magazine to celebrate the 50 most influential people in UK IT
In this issue of Computer Weekly, we announced our sixth annual UKtech50 list of the 50 most influential people in UK IT, and talk to this year’s winner – BT chief executive Gavin Patterson, about the challenges facing the telecoms giant in 2016. Read the issue now. Continue Reading
A word from our sponsors
Executives from our UKtech50 headline sponsors - Microsoft, Oracle and Infosys - give their perspectives on the latest technology trends
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Larry Ellison promoted his company’s cloud services and berated rivals in his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Continue Reading