The aim of the UKtech50 was to identify the 50 most influential leaders in UK IT. An expert judging panel representing every aspect of the IT profession helped decide the results, along with a reader vote, to determine who holds the most influence over the future of the UK tech sector in the next 12 months – and the future of IT professionals across the country.
The winner, voted as the most influential person in UK IT for 2016, was Simon Segars, chief executive of ARM. Segars has worked for ARM since 1991 and led the development of a number of the firm’s processor designs. ARM has become central to the mobile revolution, with its chip architectures powering most of the smartphones and tablets worldwide, while the firm is vying to make a similar impact on the emerging market for internet of things devices.
This video is Segars’ acceptance speech on being announced as the UKtech50 winner for 2016.