2020 Speakers > Jacqueline de Rojas CBE

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE President techUK


President@techUK | President@digileaders | Co-Chair@Institute of Coding

Non-Exec: @Rightmove | @CostainGroup | @FDMGroup| Mentor @MerryckGroup

Advocate for diversity and inclusion in all its forms. Passionate about redressing the gender balance via advisory positions at @TheYouthGroupHQ, @accelerate-Her and as tech ambassador at the @girlguiding association

“If we are to thrive in a digital future, we must ensure that we have all of our voices heard when it comes to designing technology. If we do not, we risk creating a world which is for the few and not for the many.”

In 2016 she entered the @Computerweekly Hall of Fame after being voted Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Woman in IT 2015; she was listed on Debretts 2016 500 People of Influence and named in Europe’s Inspiring Fifty most inspiring female role models for 2017. She was presented with the 2017 Catherine Variety award for Science and Technology and the 2018 Women in Tech Award for Advocate of the Year acknowledging her contribution to diversity. Awarded the Digital & Technology Award at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2019. Included in World’s 100 most influential people in digital government 2019: https://apolitical.co/lists/digital-government-world100/

Listen to her life and music choices on Desert Island Discs podcast March 2019.

Jacqueline was awarded CBE for Services to International Trade in Technology in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2018.

Happily married to Roger Andrews, they have three children and a grandson. Meditation and yoga is how she finds her balance…