Maggie Philbin has worked in radio and television for over 30 years on a wide range of science, medical and technology programmes from Tomorrow’s World to Bang Goes The Theory. In 2008 she co-founded TeenTech, an award -winning organisation which works across the UK helping young people, their parents and teachers understand the real opportunities in contemporary industry.
In June 2016 she was voted most influential woman in UK IT by Computer Weekly and also named 2016 Digital Leader of the Year. She was awarded an OBE in Jan 2017 for her work to promote careers in STEM and the Creative Industries. In July 2017 she received the Tech4Good Special Award.
She is patron of the Council for Professors and Heads of Computing and has been awarded nine honorary degrees and fellowships for her work.