Adrian Joseph has today been announced as the most influential Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) leader in the UK tech sector. The list, produced by board appointments firm Inclusive Boards and featured in the Financial Times, will be released today at the House of Commons as part of the official launch of the Inclusive Tech Alliance.
The Alliance has been set up in response to new research by Inclusive Boards that will show the sector is significantly lagging behind others on diversity within senior leadership.
Adrian is currently a Partner at financial services EY, where he is the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Leader. Upon receiving the news he said:
“I feel very honoured to feature at the top of this list – my route to tech wasn’t an easy one. It was only through life changing events that I returned to education and eventually moved into technology and innovation. I’m passionate about making more people from diverse communities aware of the enormous opportunities in tech. Such a rich seam of talent must be nurtured so we can find the tech leaders of the future.”
Those featured in the top 100 include senior leaders from Facebook, LinkedIn, IBM, Twitter and financial services firm EY. Judges include Tim Sawyer CBE (CIO, Innovate UK), Sandra Kerr OBE (Race Equality Director, Business in the Community), and Catherine Muirden (Director of HR, Co-Op Foods).
To view the full list download the official publication for free below: