The 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2017

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6. Emma McGuigan, group technology officer - communications, media and technology, Accenture

Emma McGuigan is the group technology officer responsible for communications, media and technology for Accenture. Until March 2017, McGuigan ran Accenture’s UK and Ireland technology business, 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 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 the treasurer of the Orchid Project. 

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