The 25 most influential women in UK IT


9. Ailsa Beaton, director of information, Metropolitan Police

Ailsa Beaton is Director of Information and Chief Information Officer on the Metropolitan Police Service's Management Board. Her directorate - the Directorate of Information (DoI) - provides information, communications and technology services to the 51,000 police officers and staff of the Metropolitan Police Service across 750 locations. 

The Directorate is also responsible for the strategic development of the role of information, communications and technology (ICT) within policing in London. The DoI won one of the Computer Weekly Best Places To Work In IT Awards.

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