UKtech50: The most influential people in UK IT - the top 10


2: Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of industrial design, Apple

2: Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of industrial design, Apple

As senior vice-president of design at Apple, Jonathan Ive is more responsible than most for the consumer technology revolution. His work ushered in a revolution in the late 1990s that turned the technology industry on its head. Since introducing the iMac in 1998, Ive led a design team widely regarded as one of the best in the world to create ground-breaking Apple products including the iPod, iPhone and iPad. With over 300 design patents to his name, Ive was awarded a CBE in 2006. After studying design at Newcastle Polytechnic, Ive went on to launch his own design business and eventually signed on as a design lead in Apple's creative studio in 1996 at just 29 years old. Combining what he describes as “fanatical care beyond the obvious stuff,” Ive works closely with Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs to lead the design strategy at the company that has arguably been the most successful marriage between design and manufacturing. The products designed by Ive have prompted huge changes in corporate and consumer


Computer Weekly has announced the first ever list of the 50 most influential people in UK IT.

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The UKtech50 is the first 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. Most of these types of lists in the past have looked at the IT sector globally – uniquely, we concentrated on UK-based individuals or Brits abroad, so the list is not dominated by obvious names such as Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.

This photo gallery presents the top 10 - click here to see numbers 11-20 and click here to see the full list.

The UKtech50 is produced by Computer Weekly in association with IBM.

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