UKtech50 2014 - The most influential people in UK IT


6. Gavin Patterson, CEO, BT

Gavin Patterson was appointed CEO of British telecoms giant BT in September 2013, having led BT’s retail arm since 2008. He oversees BT’s often-controversial roll-out of superfast broadband, and the firm’s billion-pound investment to become a major player in sports broadcasting. The company is currently in negotiations with EE and O2 over a possible purchase of one of the UK’s leading mobile networks. Patterson has worked for BT for nine years, having previously been at Telewest (now Virgin Media).

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