Dorset tech specialist named in UK’s top 100

A technology specialist at Dorset-based Spyrosoft has been named one of the most influential business leaders in the country.

Duncan Johnson has been named in the CIO 100 for 2021, a list of the country’s leading Chief Information Officers working with progressive and growing independent companies.

It is the latest significant award for the Ferndown-based UK arm of Spyrosoft which, earlier this year, was named by the Financial Times as the fastest growing technology company in Europe.

Duncan, along with co-founder Andrew Radcliffe, has driven Spyrosoft forward during a period of rapid growth and development.

The company has delivered outdoor leisure applications for Ordnance Survey and AI and machine learning solutions that have helped plan COVID lockdown strategies and diagnose skin disease.

The firm has also developed its own debt management software, aimed at banks and financial services.

Duncan’s leadership in developing three-way partnerships with larger clients and local SMEs, including making Spyrosoft Academy’s training programmes available, free of charge, to all clients, was cited in his listing by CIO magazine.

Duncan said: “I am delighted to have been named in this prestigious list of the top 100 CIOs, but this is a reflection of the work of the whole of the Spyrosoft team without whom none of these developments and the growth we have seen as a business would have been possible.

“Spyrosoft truly is at the cutting edge of technological development of workplace practices and we are helping some of the biggest companies and organisations in the UK to create the systems that make their businesses work better.

“We have come a long way as a business in the past two years – I am proud to have been a part of that and to be able to push the boundaries of what technology can deliver further still.”

The CIO 100 recognises the most transformational and disruptive CIOs in and from the UK. The CIO 100 celebrates technology and business leaders driving change at their organisations, and is a showcase of the achievements of those 100 executives and their teams.

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