14 November 18

QiO CEO Baz Khuti Recognised as Top 100 BAME Leader in Technology


14 November 2018, London, UK – Baz Khuti, QiO Technologies’ CEO & Co-Founder, has today been announced as one of the top 100 most influential Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders in the UK technology sector. The list, produced by board appointments firm Inclusive Boards, will be released today at the United Kingdom 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. The founder of the Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA), Samuel Kasumu, who is also a member of the Prime Minister's Race Disparity Advisory Board said:

“Technology is increasingly playing an important role in driving our economy and there is a great need to ensure that everyone can fully participate in the jobs and opportunities technology brings. Baz Khuti and others featured in this list today are role models that will inspire the next generation, and hopefully help to improve diversity within the sector.”

Baz Khuti is a technology visionary with six industrial software patents. Baz has held executive leadership positions at several of the world’s top industrial companies; and has over 30 years of business experience across the UK, US and Asia.

“I feel extremely honoured to be recognized as one of the Top 100 BAME Leaders in Technology by the ITA” said Mr. Khuti.

Those featured in the top 100 include senior leaders from Facebook, LinkedIn, IBM, Twitter and financial services firm EY. Judges include Tim Sawyer CBE (COO, Innovate UK), Sandra Kerr OBE (Race Equality Director, Business in the Community), and Catherine Muirden (Director of HR, Co-Op Foods).

Notes:

Inclusive Boards are the UK's leading board appointments firm, specialising in attracting high level diverse talent through a network of over 60,000 professionals. They operate across sectors including sport, to charities and social investment. Inclusive Boards’ cutting-edge research has featured in the Independent, Guardian, Daily Mail and more.

The Inclusive Tech Alliance is a new membership body dedicated to increasing diversity in the UK Tech Sector. Members include Global IT solutions firm Larsen & Toubro Infotech and owners of Candy Crush – King. Attendees at the launch will include Ministers, Parliamentarians, as well as senior leaders representing members of the Alliance.

To speak with Inclusive Boards about the new report, or the Inclusive Tech Alliance, please contact:

Asha Tharoor
asha@ashatharoor.com 

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