The Drum has today published its annual Digerati list, which celebrates the UK's top digital achievers.
Established in 2013, the Digerati is now in its third year and aims to recognise the 100 most influential individuals working in the UK digital space.
This year, we called upon the industry and readers of The Drum to nominate the key players they admired most in the sector. The list was then put to a panel of expert judges, drawn from the pool of Dadi Awards judges, who curated and ranked the final shortlist.
As announced at the Dadi Awards last night, Wunderman chief executive Mark Read took the top spot this year. Having been appointed to the role in February, Read has worked for parent network WPP since 2002, prior to which he founded online loyalty startup WebRewards.
Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP said Read's positioning was: “A fitting tribute for Mark and all things digital at WPP.”
A mixutre of digitial trailblazers join Read in the top 100. Matthew Candy, European leader at IBM's Interactive Experience and Matt Lodder, senior vice-president and managing director, EMEA at R/GA London, took second and third place respectively.
Completing the top ten are: Caspar Schlickum, chief executive, EMEA, Xaxis; Matt Brittin, president, EMEA, Google, Lindsay Pattison, worldwide chief executive, Maxus; Nigel Vaz, chief executive, Europe, SapientNitro; Jay Stevens, general manager international, Rubicon Project; Anthony Rhind, chief strategy officer, Adform and Louise Wong, chief commercial officer at Amnet.
The full list can be viewed here.