Women in IT Awards London 2020 – CTO Shortlist

Women in IT

On January 29th 2020, Information Age will be hosting the Women in IT Awards London for the sixth time. Here are the candidates for this year’s award:

1. Miranda Pocock, Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Perspective

Miranda has 33 years of experience in technology and has successfully developed innovative products and completed projects for 13 fortune 50 companies. Moreover, Miranda currently has at least ten projects from the London Stock Exchange planned for this year. 

2. Professor Niki Trigoni, Chief Technology Officer, Navenio

Professor Trigoni is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, where she is the head of Cyber-Physical Systems Group. Her group has won several awards on indoor and outdoor positioning, including IPSN 2014, EWSN 2014, EWSN 2013, SENSYS 2010. Moreover, Professor Trigoni has also served as director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous and Intelligent Machines and Systems in the last five years 2014-2019.

3. Sarah Greasley, Chief Technology Officer, Direct Line Group

Sarah is an outstanding tech leader. In the past 18 months, Sarah delivered the solution design for three extensive transformation programmes:

1. Replacement of the core sales, servicing and claims systems of DLG, across all channels and across all brands (Direct Line, Churchill, and Privilege) to deliver new agility to the organization. 

2. Replacement and upgrade of the entire technology estate infrastructure through the provision of new software-defined telephony & network capability, modern desktops, Office 365, and new agile infrastructure platforms.

 3. Delivery of new finance capabilities incorporating solutions to support regulatory change, such as IFRS17 – to radically transform the financial agility and actuarial skill of the organization.

4. Sonal Rattan, Co-founder and CTO, eXate

Sonal has 18 years of development and IT leadership roles, and is currently Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of eXate, a multiple award-winning data privacy company. Sarah constantly comes up with innovative solutions with various firms, applying automated controls around information sharing. Moreover, she has held notable roles such as Head of Digital Assets and the Head of EMEA RegTech at HSBC. 

5. Sue Forder, Chief Technology Officer for Cognitive Process Transformation UK and Ireland, IBM UK

Sue is passionate about data and has led the build of highly performance data warehouses earlier in her career to more recently big data Platforms. Sue has established herself as the “go-to” technical leader for data value transformation programmes. She is now the Chief Technical Officer for the Cognitive Process Transformation Growth Platform in GBS UK and is leading the selling of the cognitive enterprise to clients from the front by leading bids and delivery, creating reference architectures and driving the talent and vitality of the technical community.


Read more about the award and candidates here. 

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