The 50 most influential women in UK IT 2016

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4. Emma McGuigan, managing director, Accenture’s UK and Ireland technology group

Emma McGuigan runs Accenture’s UK and Ireland technology operations, which includes consulting and outsourcing for 70% of Accenture’s UK business. She joined Accenture in 1994 after graduating with a master’s degree in electronics from the University of Edinburgh. McGuigan leads Accenture’s work with Stemettes, a charity dedicated to increasing the number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) careers. In 2012, she was the technology category winner of Women in the City’s Woman of Achievement Awards and in 2013 was made a fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. McGuigan is a board member of industry body TechUK and is treasurer of the Orchid Project.

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