The 25 most influential women in UK IT 2013


2. Denise McDonagh, CTO, Home Office; former director of G-Cloud programme

Denise McDonagh took up the new role of Home Office CTO on 1 June, having previously been programme director for the government's cloud computing scheme, called G-Cloud. The cross-government G-Cloud programme is revolutionising the direction and procurement of IT across the UK public sector, as well as having responsibility for reducing the Home Office IT expenditure by 30%. Denise was also previously director of Home Office IT, and represents a new breed of leaders, enabling innovation and focusing on building high-performing teams of predominantly civil servant IT professionals. She has over 25 years' experience in UK central government, including Defra and the Home Office, delivering high-profile IT programmes with budgets worth hundreds of millions of pounds. She is also the government representative on many of the senior supplier forums.

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