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Dr Dave Smith takes helm as UK's National Technology Adviser

Smith's extensive expertise and leadership in the tech sector will ideally place him to guide the UK's tech aspirations.

The government has appointed Dr Dave Smith as its National Technology Adviser, following the departure of Sir Patrick Vallance from the role.

Appointed by the Prime Minister after a rigorous process, Smith’s extensive expertise and leadership in the tech sector ideally places him to guide the nation’s tech aspirations.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said:

Innovation in technology is one of the most important ways we can transform people’s lives, which is why I am delighted to appoint Dave Smith as the UK’s National Technology Adviser – who brings expertise and vision to this vital role. We share the ambition of forging a better Britain and growing the economy through technology – and with Dave at the helm, we will champion the dynamism of the tech sector so that it can continue to thrive, attracting top talent, boosting innovation and cementing our place as a global science and technology superpower by 2030.


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