Three BCSWomen are featured in the top 50 list of the Most Influential Women in UK IT 2017 that was announced yesterday and Gillian Arnold, our former chair, was added to the Hall of Fame!

The 50 women on this list serve as role models for others both in and outside of the technology industry; alongside Computer Weekly’s Rising Stars, the Hall of Fame, attendees of Computer Weekly’s annual diversity in tech event – this year partnered with Mortimer Spinks – and the countless women on this year’s longlist.

9. Hannah Dee

Senior lecturer at Aberystwyth University and founder of the BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium.

Hannah Dee set up the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, the UK’s main conference for female undergraduates, which she has run for the last seven years. She has a degree in cognitive science, a masters in philosophy and a doctorate in computing, all from the University of Leeds.

Her research areas are computer vision for the analysis of human behaviour, the detection of shadows and reasoning about shadows, and student attitudes to the study of computer science. She has held post-doctoral positions in Grenoble (France), Leeds and Kingston upon Thames.

She is a women in computing activist, committee member of BCSWomen and deputy chair of BCS Mid Wales.

28. Sarah Burnett

Vice-President – Research, Everest Group; Chair of BCSWomen

Burnett is an analyst in information technology services and business process outsourcing. Vice-president at Everest Group, Burnett uses her skills to lead the group on global service delivery automation research and European practice across its global services research areas.

Prior to working for Everest Group, Burnett was vice-president of research at Nelson Hall covering areas such as infrastructure ITO, cloud, and government BPO. Burnett is now the Chair of BCSWomen.

42. Sharon Moore

Industry technical leader for travel and transportation, IBM UK

Moore is the technical leader for the travel and transportation industry at IBM UK, focusing on designing technical solutions for IBM’s clients in the travel and transportation industry, incorporating engagement, IoT and analytics technologies, as well as building IBM’s technical community in this space. Moore is also a non-executive director for Censis – Innovation Centre, and deputy chair of BCSWomen.

The full list is available here