UKtech50 2017 – The most influential people in UK IT


12. Matthew Gould, director general for digital and media policy, DCMS

Matthew Gould was appointed director general at DCMS in October 2016, where he leads the department’s digital and media policy brief and work to improve the public’s digital skills and technology. His role also includes working on improving connectivity and infrastructure, building digital ecosystems and reducing the skills gap across the country. Prior to joining DCMS, Gould was the UK’s ambassador to Israel where he launched the UK Israel Tech Hub. He has previously led the cyber security unit at the Cabinet Office.

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