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The position of technologists at the top of UK companies in 2018

Calastone study reveals increase in technologists within FTSE executive leadership teams

This study reveals that those companies that have embraced technology most successfully are more likely to have a professional technologist within their executive leadership team. This demonstrates the growing importance of technology and how it is enabling and driving changes across a wide variety of sectors and markets throughout the UK. The results also reveal an increased rate of growth of technologists’ presence in leadership roles over the last two years.

Overview of the research:

  • Research from Calastone surveyed the Boards and executive leadership teams of the FTSE 100 and 250, examining the growth in presence of professional technologists in executive leadership roles
  • Today’s research reveals more than one third of FTSE 100 firms have technologists in leadership roles, up from just under a quarter in 2016
  • Significant growth in presence of technologists at the top of organisations, highlights the rising importance UK businesses are placing on technology led innovation