Inclusive Tech Alliance
By Amy Doherty
CULTURA TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCED AS FOUNDING MEMBER OF NEW TECH ALLIANCE
Cultura Technologies has today been announced as a Founding Member of a new Alliance being launched to improve diversity within the tech sector. The Inclusive Tech Alliance has been set up in response new research by agency Inclusive Boards that will show the sector is significantly lagging behind others on diversity within senior leadership. The founder of the Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA), Samuel Kasumu, who is also a member of the Prime Minister's Race Disparity Advisory Board said:
“Technology is increasingly playing an important role in driving our economy and there is a great need to ensure that everyone can fully participate in the jobs and opportunities technology brings. Cultura and other organisations will be helping to find ways to inspire the next generation, and hopefully help to improve diversity within the sector.”
Clair Clarke, HR Director from Cultura Technologies said:
“Diversity and inclusion are about understanding, respecting and appreciating the different perspectives we bring to working together. I would love to see more women getting the access to information and inspiration to choose a career in technology and the support to do so. So we are delighted to partner with the Inclusive Tech Alliance and other UK tech companies to take the lead in driving diversity and inclusion further within our businesses and the UK.“
Cultura Technologies is one of the world’s leading providers of software solutions for agribusiness. In the UK and Ireland, Cultura has three business units; Primetics, Solentra, and CORE Technology, each of which specialises in providing agribusinesses with customised technologies, software products, domain expertise, technical support, and application strategy. As industry leaders Cultura software solutions are used by 70% of UK regional grain companies and 70% of Irish dairy co-ops plus, they process over 3 million tonnes of animal feed, and over 55% of the UK grain traded.
Cultura is owned by Constellation Software, Inc. (CSI), headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. CSI is an international provider of market-leading software and services for the public and private sectors.
As part of the official launch, over 100 firms will gather at the House of Commons, where the 100 most influential Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders in the UK tech sector will also be announced. Those featured in the top 100 include senior leaders from Facebook, LinkedIn, IBM, Twitter and financial services firm EY. The Inclusive Tech Alliance will be hosting a number of initiatives over the coming year, and Alliance members will be helping to drive change at policy and implementation level.
Inclusive Boards are the UK's leading board appointments firm, specialising in attracting high level diverse talent through a network of over 60,000 professionals. They operate across sectors including sport, to charities and tech. Inclusive Boards’ cutting-edge research has featured in the Independent, Guardian, Daily Mail and more.
The Inclusive Tech Alliance is a new membership body dedicated to increasing diversity in the UK Tech Sector. Members include global IT solutions firm Larsen & Toubro Infotech, and owners of Candy Crush – King. Attendees at the launch will include Ministers, Parliamentarians, as well as senior leaders representing members of the Alliance.
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