UKtech50 2016 - The most influential people in UK IT

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21. Phil Smith, Cisco UK chairman; chair of Innovate UK; chair of Tech Partnership

Phil Smith is a respected industry figure who combines several high-profile roles. He is chairman of Innovate UK – formerly the Technology Strategy Board - the government-backed innovation agency charged with dispersing millions of pounds of public sector funds to boost science and technology. He chairs the industry-led skills group The Tech Partnership, and for his day job Smith runs Cisco in the UK.

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