Sector figures feature in Digital Leaders top 100 finalists

The finalists are open to public vote in the 10 categories

Twenty people and organisations from the non-profit and charity sector feature in this year’s Digital Leaders Top 100 list, which highlights those demonstrating effective, long-term digital transformation across government and industries.

The 100 finalists that make up the list are now open to a public vote in one of 10 categories, including Digital Leader of the Year. Four of the 10 finalists vying tor the award come from the voluntary sector and include: Professor Richard Bentham, founder of the Cyber Trust; Kay Boycott, chief executive of Asthma UK; Fred Langford, deputy chief executive of the Internet Watch Foundation; and Helen Milner, chief executive of the Good Things Foundation.

Special Effect, 360Giving, Unison, Age UK East London, Paisley YMCA, Sheffield Flourish, Bristol Braille Technology CIC, the RNLI, Euan’s Guide and the Internet Watch Foundation are all vying for the Digital Charity of the Year award, which was won in 2016 by Action for Children.

The Good Things Foundation, the Big Lottery Fund, the Family Fund, Mind and Homeless Link are included in the Cross Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year category for Reboot UK, and Nominet is shortlisted for Cyber Resilience Innovation of the Year.

Lord Francis Maude, chair of Digital Leaders, said: "The Digital Leaders 100 list 2017 is once again highlighting the progress that has been made in digitally transforming the UK across all sectors. It’s great to see such a strong list from outside London this year reflecting our own national programme and the growing importance that digital transformation has in organisations irrespective of size or sector."

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