Tech is one of fastest growing sectors in the UK and frankly, in the world. It encompasses everything from tech startups like app developers for your mobile phone, to hardware companies changing the way we interact with every aspect of our world around us from TVs to fridges.
Like everyone, the tech sector has questions about Brexit and as someone passionate about the sector, I was delighted to be asked by TechUK, one of the country’s leading tech advocacy groups, to join their Brexit advisory panel. The official announcement was released today.
The aim of the panel is to “provide techUK with expert advice as to how UK tech can make a success of exiting the European Union.”
Also on the panel are Lord O’Donnell, Chairman, Frontier Economics and former Head of UK Civil Service, Professor Diane Coyle, Professor of Economics, University of Manchester, Vicky Pryce, Board Member, Centre for Economic and Business Research, Tom Hulme, General Partner, GV, Tudor Aw, Partner (Technology Sector Head), KPMG LLP, Ruth Boardman, co-head International Data Protection Practice, Bird & Bird LLP and Rachel Coldicutt, Chief Executive Officer, Doteveryone.
I was asked to provide a comment for the official launch as follows –
“I have been excited about tech since writing machine code at university. London’s start up community is vibrant, exciting and dynamic, and it must stay that way. Of course there will be challenges but by getting Brexit right, we will be able to keep the doors open to the best global tech talent and create more jobs, prosperity and opportunities in our city. I look forward to working with TechUK as a Brexit Advisory Panel member.”.