BCS members recognised as the real movers and shakers in UKTech50

23 November 2012

BCS members and Fellows, along with the Institute’s Group Chief Executive Officer, have been named in a list of the 50 most influential people in UK IT.

Computer Weekly calls the Top 50 the ‘annual definitive list of the real movers and shakers in UK IT - the CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders driving the role of technology in the UK economy.’

David Evans, BCS Membership Director says: “It is great to see recognition for the contribution and influence of these leaders in the IT sector, particularly those who are working together through the Institute to advance the profession.”

BCS members featured in the list include:

  • JP Rangaswami - Chief scientist, Salesforce.com
  • Andy Nelson - CIO, HM Government; CIO, Ministry of Justice
  • Phil Pavitt - CIO, HM Revenue & Customs
  • Tim Berners-Lee - World Wide Web inventor; director of Open Data Institute
  • Lesley Cowley - CEO, Nominet
  • Bill Crothers - Chief procurement officer, HM government
  • Dame Wendy Hall - Professor of Computer Science at University of Southampton
  • Ailsa Beaton - Director of information, Metropolitan Police
  • Kate Craig-Wood - Managing director, Memset; Intellect board member
  • David Clarke, MBE, Group Chief Executive Officer BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

David Evans continues: “The list covers a diverse set of individuals and organisations, but what binds those members together is a shared commitment to making IT work better for society and to creating a respected profession.”

For full details of the Computer Weekly UKTech50 visit: www.computerweekly.com

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