Darktrace CEO named ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ at UK Tech Awards 2019


Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company, today announced that its co-CEO Poppy Gustafsson was named ‘Tech Businesswoman of the Year’ at the UK Tech Awards 2019 ceremony in London last night (Thursday).

The UK Tech Awards celebrates the very best of UK tech, showcasing success and innovation in the UK tech community.

The Tech Businesswoman of the Year award recognizes strong female role models from the tech industry paving the way for the next generation of entrepreneurs, CIOs and CTOs.

Under Poppy’s direction, Darktrace has seen rapid global growth, with over 3,000 customers in 110 countries across the world using its artificial intelligence to fight cyber-attacks. Poppy was awarded an OBE at the Queen’s Birthday Honors 2019, was a winner at the ‘Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards 2019,’ and was named to Management Today’s ‘30 Women under 35’ list in 2018.

“I am honoured to be named Businesswoman of the Year by the UK Tech Awards,” said Poppy Gustafsson, CEO, Darktrace. “The phenomenal successes that Darktrace is experiencing is testament to the passion, fearlessness and hard work of our brilliant team of over 1,000 employees, as well as the fundamental innovation behind our autonomous response technology.”

Darktrace was also awarded ‘IT Security Provider of the Year’ at the British Legal Technology Awards ceremony in London last night.

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Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security.