London, 12 October, 2016: techUK has announced Tom McCann, Director Government Sopra Steria, to chair the newly established Central Government Council, which brings together leaders from across the tech industry to deliver an ambitious programme of activity between techUK and central Government.
In addition to Tom's appointment, techUK has also appointed Zoe Cunningham of Softwire and Lee Murray of Triangulate Distribution as Vice Chairs.
Following his appointment Tom McCann, who is also digital leader for Sopra Steria's government business across Europe, said: “I’m delighted to Chair the Central Government Council to drive forward the techUK Central Government Programme. As a Council, we will work with techUK members and stakeholders to support central Government departments to deliver transformation of the UK’s public services and connect tech companies large and small with Government.”
In an interview with CBR (Computer Business Review) following his appointment, Tom discussed the Council's challenges and aims in ‘a significantly changing procurement landscape’.
Commenting on the appointments Director of Public Services, Naureen Khan said, “A huge thank you to all of the techUK members who nominated themselves. We now have the industry leadership in place to support and inform our Central Government programme.”
techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. They have more than 900 member companies who collectively employ approximately 800,000 people - about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK.
Read more about the Council on techUK's website.
Discover more about Sopra Steria's experience working with Central Government.