UKtech50: Tech Partnership CIO board members rated #1 and #2 most influential people in tech for 2018

Computer Weekly has announced the results of its eighth annual UKtech50, the definitive list of the most influential people in UK IT for the next 12 months, with the Tech Partnership’s CIO Board members taking the top two positions.

Mayank Prakash, Director General of Technology of DWP and Sarah Wilkinson, CEO of NHS Digital were voted number 1 and number 2 respectively, in recognition of the vital role they will play in driving technology to transform two of Britain’s largest and most complex services.

The voting took place through an online reader vote and an expert judging panel, featuring a range of leading voices from across the tech sector.
Phil Smith, chair of the Tech Partnership and the UK and Ireland chair of Cisco, is also featured at number 34 in the list.

Click here to see the full top 50

Read here an interview with Mayank about the challenges of managing a department with the complexities of DWP.

Click here to see the Tech Partnership’s CEO and CIO boards, which feature Mayank, Sarah and Phil among many other influential IT professionals.