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The 10th DL100 list shows how AI and Data are transforming public services across the UK

  • The 10th Annual Digital Leaders 100 list highlights the latest champions of digital transformation across the UK.
  • This list shows how AI and Data are transforming real public service challenges across the UK including tackling waiting lists and the cost of living crisis
  • For the first time the list also reveals how Greentech is starting to become a mainstream part of digital transformation.
  • All UK countries and regions are represented in this year’s list, reflecting the national reach
    of the Digital Leaders Community. Outside of London and the South East, the strongest
    regions are Scotland, the North West and for the first time the Midlands.
  • The public can now vote for their favourites across a range of award categories to pick a people’s choice. The DL100 Finalists and Voting can be accessed at

Digital Leaders, the nationwide programme for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government, industry and charities, has today announced the finalists who make up the 10th DL100 list for 2022 and opened the public vote.

The independent list recognises 100 people and organisations across the UK who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors has been nominated by its 180,000 members. Previously, the list has featured industry names such as: Sam Shah, Marth Lane-Fox, Mike Bracken, Liam Maxwell, Seyi Akiwowo, Kevin Cunnington and Eileen Burbidge.

Digital Leader of the Year list members this year include:

  • Matthew Adam, CEO, We are Digital
  • Frances Beadle, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Digital Health & Care Wales
  • Dr William Bird MBE, Founder & CEO, Intelligent Health
  • Chris Jones, Founder & CEO, SMARTcurriculum
  • Chris Meah, Founder & CEO, School of Code
  • Karen Meechan, Chief Executive, ScotlandIS
  • Dr Lopa Patel MBE, Chair, Diversity UK Non-Executive Director, IPO Trustee, Science Museum Group
  • Fran Perrin OBE, Founder & Chair, 360 Giving
  • David Pugh, Head of Sustainability, Digital Catapult
  • Dan West, Chief Digital Information Officer, Department of Health

The 100 finalists that make up the list will now compete for the public vote in one of 10 categories. This year’s list is made up of individuals and organisations with 42 private sector, 36 from the public sector, 18 from the non-profit sector and 4 from academia.

Leading by example, the DL100 list has a 50/50 gender split, recognising the diversity in digital transformation roles and the leading women across the industry. A figure not seen commonly on many industry lists.

Each year the list members compete for the DL100 Awards. These are announced high above the London Skyline at the Shard on Thursday 23rd June.

Robin Knowles, CEO of Digital Leaders, commented: “We are once again proud to see the incredible recognition of leading female role models in the DL100. As a list that is nominated from our 180,000 Digital Leaders, we’re always eager to see new names and faces featured on the list, and to have achieved such a diverse mix of names from all sectors is a huge achievement for the Digital Leaders community. There are few organisations that can claim they have successfully gathered a list with 50/50 representation! We’re extremely excited to see who comes out top in our public vote!”

Jacqueline de Rojas, Chair of Digital Leaders, said: “The Digital Leaders 100 list 2022 once again highlights the progress in digitally transforming the UK. Our community of Digital Leaders have shone a light on the many hidden heroes, quietly getting on with the nation’s digital transformation. It is fabulous to see such a strong list from outside London this year reflecting our own inclusive national programme and the growing importance of digital transformation on companies irrespective of size or sector.” #notjustlondon

The full list can be seen at

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