Computer Weekly has announced the Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2018, and is showcasing 50 of the top women in the UK’s technology industry.

Computer Weekly’s annual list of the UK’s great women in tech, which is now in its seventh year, was introduced in 2012 to create a visible list of role models in the technology industry.

We are proud to announce that the 2018 List includes both the Chair and Deputy Chair of BCSWomen.

19. Sarah Burnett, executive vice-president, Everest Group; chair, BCS Women

In summer 2018, Burnett was promoted to executive vice-president of Everest Group, and was shortlisted for AI Leader of the Year by Information Age.

Prior to this, Burnett was an analyst in information technology services and business process outsourcing (BPO). Burnett used her skills to lead the Everest 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 and in 2017 launched the BCSWomen AI Accelerator.

35. Sharon Moore, industry technical leader for travel and transportation, IBM UK

Sharon 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 the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems (CENSIS) and deputy chair of BCSWomen.