Top Influencers: 22 UK Director of Technology’s To Follow in 2022

3 years ago

Director of Technology play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Director of Technology role. We have selected these Director of Technology’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Director of Technology’s. The list is in no particular order!

Phil Hooker

Director of Technology @ Rockstar North

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Rockstar North creates and publishes video game franchises such as the Grand Theft Auto Series. Read more aboutRockstar North on Crunchbase…

Jon Townsend

Director of Technology & Information Security and Chief Information Officer @ National Trust

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We are a charity and completely independent of Government. We rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue Read more aboutNational Trust on Crunchbase…

Dave Palmer

Director of Technology @ Darktrace

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Dave Palmer is a cyber security technical expert with over ten years’ experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations. He has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. At Darktrace, Dave oversees the mathematics and engineering teams and product strategy. He holds a first class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham. Learn more about Dave Palmer on Crunchbase…

Darktrace is an AI company that uses cybersecurity solutions to identify, prevent, and eliminate insider threats. Read more aboutDarktrace on Crunchbase…

Rana Bhattacharya

CTO / Director of Technology & Change / ExCo Member @ Atom Bank

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Atom Bank is a mobile banking application that offers a range of personal and business banking products. Read more aboutAtom Bank on Crunchbase…

Andrew Tsonchev

Director of Technology, Darktrace Industrial @ Darktrace

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Andrew is a technical specialist in cyber security and threat analysis, with expertise understanding network monitoring and advanced threat detection. Before joining Darktrace, Andrew worked as a Security Researcher at Cisco Systems analyzing vast data sets to uncover new trends and developments in the threat landscape. His findings have been widely reported in leading media outlets, including PC World, CRN, SecurityWeek, TripWire, and the New York Times. He holds a first class degree in physics from Oxford University, and a first class degree in philosophy from King’s College London. Learn more about Andrew Tsonchev on Crunchbase…

Darktrace is an AI company that uses cybersecurity solutions to identify, prevent, and eliminate insider threats. Read more aboutDarktrace on Crunchbase…

Grant Altson

Director of Technology & Operations @ DMG Media

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Grant Altson is Director of Technology & Operations at DMG media. Learn more about Grant Altson on Crunchbase…

DMG media is a consumer media company engaged in print and online newspaper publishing. Read more aboutDMG Media on Crunchbase…

Brad Pietras

Director of Technology @ Inogesis

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Brad has over twenty-years of experience in advanced programmes for Lockheed Martin, where he has led R&D initiatives around the world and with UK universities and industry. He is also presently a Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine in Baltimore. Brad joined Inogesis in 2016 and focuses on creating new start-up companies, advising our portfolio members, and shaping Virtual Technology Learn more about Brad Pietras on Crunchbase…

Inogesis is a collaboration platform designed to drive impact between SME innovators and corporates. Read more aboutInogesis on Crunchbase…

Nick Hodder

Director of Technology & Transformation @ The EY Foundation @ Ernst & Young

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Nick is a digital technologist, speaker and comedian and is currently Director of Technology for The EY Foundation. Starting his career as a film maker and comedian, Nick later became an entrepreneur. In 2012 Nick joined Google through the acquisition of Frommers Unlimited. Since leaving Google in 2014, Nick has worked in the non-profit sector, speaking regularly at technology events, consulting on third-sector digital projects and performing stand-up comedy on themes relating to business and technology. Learn more about Nick Hodder on Crunchbase…

Ernst & Young is a provider of assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Read more aboutErnst & Young on Crunchbase…

Henry Carleton

Director of Technology & Innovation @ Four Eyes Insight

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Henry is a trained doctor with extensive hospital experience who co-founded Four Eyes Insight to put his talent for finding strategic solutions and planning into helping the NHS. His interest in medical resource management developed during his junior doctor training at Bart’s and the Royal London and he helped trusts tackle the significant challenges of rotas and the New Deal as Junior Doctors’ Advisor at the London Regional Action Team. Establishing Zircadian Ltd, a software development company focusing on a portfolio of solutions to help NHS organisations plan and organise their medical workforce more strategically and effectively in 2000, he sold it on 11 years later to Allocate with over 140 NHS clients using its products. Learn more about Henry Carleton on Crunchbase…

Four Eyes Insight is a medical productivity and clinical service consultancy, founded in 2013. Read more aboutFour Eyes Insight on Crunchbase…

Ronnie Mitra

Director Of Technology @ Publicis Sapient

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Ronnie Mitra is an author, consultant and speaker who helps companies around the world improve their organizational designs and system architectures. He combines a focus on UX principles and managing system complexity to tackle the challenges of building effective API programs and establishing practical strategies for transformation. His most recent work is the O’Reilly book Continuous API Management which he co-authored. Learn more about Ronnie Mitra on Crunchbase…

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James Betteley

Director of Technology @ Publicis Sapient

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Read more aboutPublicis Sapient on Crunchbase…

Rajesh Gunasekaran

Director Of Technology @ Aurlis Limited

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Technology consultancy and product development company, specialised in IOT, Cloud, Test automation, App development and Blockchain Read more aboutAurlis Limited on Crunchbase…

Terence Willis

Director Of Technology @ The Church of England

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The Church of England is a non-profit religious organization that offers prayers, funding support and also renders a venue for live events. Read more aboutThe Church of England on Crunchbase…

Fayimora Femi-Balogun

Co-Founder & Director of Technology @ Locus

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Read more aboutLocus on Crunchbase…

Fayimora Femi-Balogun

Co-Founder & Director of Technology @ Locus

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Read more aboutLocus on Crunchbase…

Jay Francis

Director of Technology @ JUST DEVELOP iT

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Just Develop It (JDi) is a Hampshire based investment company that specialises in early stage and growth capital across. Read more aboutJUST DEVELOP iT on Crunchbase…

Mili Tharakan

Director of Technology @ Tilt Textiles

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Mili John Tharakan loves all things textile and has been practicing in the field of e-textiles over the last decade. Her interest lies especially in the merging of electronics with textile materials and techniques, creating products that lie at the intersection of textiles and gadgets. A post graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, Mili has held research positions with the Mixed Reality Lab at the National University of Singapore and the Smart Textiles Design Lab at the Swedish School of Textiles, researching on various smart and e-textile topics. In 2014, under the mother company Welspun, Mili set up TILT, a company developing Smart Home Textiles for the consumer market with a focus on developing e-textiles solutions for the home. Her current interest lies in understanding and resolving the challenges of scaling e-textiles for production, and designing great smart home textile experiences for the consumers. TILT launched its first products, SpinTales Enchanted Duvet and SpinTales Jungle Rug, during Holiday 2016 in the US. Learn more about Mili Tharakan on Crunchbase…

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Steve Webster

Co-Founder & Director of Technology @

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[custom-twitter-feeds screenname=”spjwebster”] is an online pet nutrition service that provides tailor-made food designed to deliver perfectly optimised nutrition for dogs. Read more on Crunchbase…

Peter Hawes

Director of Technology @ CIPHR

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CIPHR is a privately held company and is a vendor of human capital management software. Read more aboutCIPHR on Crunchbase…

Richard Long

Founder & Director of Technology @ Acoustic Sensing Technology

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Richard Long is a Founder & Director of Technology at Acoustic Sensing Technology. Learn more about Richard Long on Crunchbase…

Acoustic Sensing Technology provides new technology for the water industry and other industries in the UK and worldwide. Read more aboutAcoustic Sensing Technology on Crunchbase…

Peter Tyler

Director of Technology @ FSI

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FSI provides workplace technology and services. Read more aboutFSI on Crunchbase…

Harry Pynn

Director of Technology @ Real Time Content

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Read more aboutReal Time Content on Crunchbase…

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