The 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2017

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5. Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for industrial strategy, science and innovation

Chinyelu Onwurah is shadow minister for industrial strategy, science and innovation. She led Labour’s pre-2015 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 former board member of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). Chi is an advocate for digital skills and digital enablement.

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