The 50 most influential women in UK IT 2016

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5. Chi Onwurah, shadow digital economy minister, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Chi Onwurah is shadow Cabinet Office minister for digital government, including cyber security. She led Labour’s pre-election review of digital government policy. She was first elected at the 2010 general election as MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central. A chartered engineer and former head of telecoms technology at UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, she is co-chair of the Parliamentary ICT forum (Pictfor) and board member of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. She is an advocate for digital skills and digital enablement.

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