UKtech50 2017: Vote for the most influential person in UK IT

Computer Weekly has launched the eighth annual UKtech50, the definitive list of the movers and shakers in UK IT, and the voting is now open to decide on who deserves the top spot on this year’s list.

The list comprises the CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders driving forward the UK’s digital economy, including the Tech Partnership’s Chairman Phil Smith (also Chair, UK & Ireland, at Cisco) and Tech Partnership Board members – Mayank Prakash, Director General of Technology of DWP and Sarah Wilkinson, CEO of NHS Digital.

Whoever tops the list will be the person who, in the opinion of the judges and readers, holds the most influence over the future of the UK IT sector in 2017 – and hence the future of IT professionals across the country.

This year’s nominations are clearly influenced by the UK’s looming departure from the European Union (EU), with candidates both in policy roles, as well as those leading large IT projects influenced by Brexit, featuring on the list. There are also several new faces in the top 50, which highlights changes in the private and public sectors over the past year.

The winners will be revealed at an event in London on 6 December, including speakers from several organisations, such as the Financial Times, Global Radio, Gala Leisure, Lloyds Banking Group and the BBC, among others.

Find out more and vote online now

Voting closes at 5pm on 24 November 2017.