Here are all the UK tech figures named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list

Cisco director Adetunji Akintokun features on the list. Google Plus/Adetunji Akintokun

Every year, the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list awards people in the UK who have made important contributions to society, including everything from charity, to journalism, and technology.

This year, the New Year’s Honours list includes 16 people from the world of tech. The list features everyone from an artificial intelligence pioneer, a cybersecurity expert, and a pioneering investor.

Read on to see the list:

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Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis.

Google DeepMind

Demis Hassabis is the CEO and one of three cofounders of Google DeepMind, the London-headquartered artificial intelligence company that Google acquired in 2014 for a reported £400 million .

The company is best-known for its AlphaGo AI, which beat the world’s best player at the board game Go. DeepMind has since made its AI agent even stronger .

Hassabis is made a CBE for services to science and technology.

techUK president Jacqueline de Rojas

Costain

Jacqueline de Rojas is the president of techUK, a non-profit organisation which represents the UK’s technology industry.

De Rojas is a non-executive director on the board of Rightmove and on the board of Costain. She was appointed the chair of Digital Leaders in October .

De Rojas is made a CBE for services to international trade in the technology industry.

Hyperoptic managing director Dana Tobak

YouTube/Hiscox UK

Tobak cofounded fibre-based internet service provider Hyperoptic in 2011. The company supplies ultrafast internet to new buildings and existing businesses.

Tobak is made a CBE for services to the digital economy.

Balderton Capital general partner Suranga Chandratillake

Balderton Capital

Suranga Chandratillake is a general partner at London-based venture capital firm Balderton Capital. Chandratillake has invested in startups including The Tab, Magic Pony, and Vivino.

Before becoming an investor, Chandratillake was Autonomy’s US CTO and was CEO of video startup blinkx.

Chandratillake is made an OBE for services to engineering and technology.

Magnetic North CEO Lou Cordwell

YouTube/Business Growth Hub

Lou Cordwell is CEO of Magnetic North, a digital design company in Manchester. She’s also the director of AllBright North.

Cordwell is made an OBE for services to the creative and digital economy.

PROfounders Capital founder Jonathan Goodwin

LinkedIn/Jonathan Goodwin

Jonathan Goodwin is a serial technology investor. He cofounded investment companies Lepe Partners and PROfounders Capital, and is also a cofounder of the invitation-only technology event Founders Forum.

Goodwin is made an OBE for services to the economy.

Worldpay vice chairman Ron Kalifa

Worldpay

Ron Kalifa was CEO of payments services company Worldpay for over 10 years, and moved to the vice chairman position in 2013.

Kalifa is made an OBE for services to the financial services and technology.

Technology entrepreneur Vin Murria

Sophos

Vin Murria is a serial technology entrepreneur and investor. Murria founded Advanced Computer Software in 2008, and it was acquired in 2015. Since then, Murria has worked as an investor with HgCapital in London.

Murria is made an OBE for services to the UK digital economy and advancing women in the software sector.

CAST director Annika Small

Twitter/annikasmall

Annika Small is the director of CAST (the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology). The organisations helps charities and non-profit organisations to use technology to help make change.

Small is made an OBE for services to social innovation and digital technology.

The Independent Game Developers Association CEO Dr Richard Wilson

LinkedIn/Dr Richard Wilson

Dr Richard Wilson is the CEO of TIGA (the Independent Game Developers Association). It’s an industry body for video games in the UK, and it lobbies for things like video game tax relief and the importance of skilled migration for games companies.

Dr Wilson is made an OBE for services to the video game industry.

Cisco director Adetunji Akintokun

Google Plus/Adetunji Akintokun

Akintokun is Cisco’s director, commercial & partner organisation – Africa. He’s also an advocate of diversity in technology, and cofounded Your Future, Your Ambition, which aims to make science and technology fields more diverse.

Akintokun is made an MBE for services to young people from minority ethnic backgrounds in science and technology.

Evolve CEO Leanne Bonner-Cooke

YouTube/Evolve

Leanne Bonner-Cooke is the CEO of IT consulting and software provider Evolve, which recently turned 10 years old.

Bonner-Cooke is made an MBE for services to women in business.

Blippar founder Jess Butcher

Blippar

Jess Butcher is one of the cofounders of augmented reality app Blippar, which partners with brands to allow customers to “blipp” things such as packaging.

Butcher is made an MBE for services to digital technology and entrepreneurship.

Optimity CEO Anthony Impey

YouTube/ Mayors Office London

Anthony Impey is the CEO and founder of Optimity, which is an ultrafast internet provider designed for businesses in London.

Impey is made an MBE for services to apprenticeships, small businesses and broadband connectivity.

Microsoft executive security advisor Sian John

YouTube/TeenTech

Sian John is an executive security advisor in the enterprise cybersecurity group at Microsoft. John has worked in cybersecurity since 1997, and has worked at the Houses of Parliament, Reuters, and Symantec.

John is made an MBE for services to cybersecurity.

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