Dr Alison Vincent named in King’s Birthday Honours list 2024

Dr Alison Vincent, a non-executive director at Connected Places Catapult, is to be awarded the honour of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to engineering and technology in the King’s Birthday Honours list.
“I am deeply honoured to be recognised for my passion in two areas that I hold dear,” said Alison. 

Alongside her board position at Connected Places Catapult, Alison chairs the Digital Twin Hub at the Catapult, is an ambassador for Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) and a passionate supporter of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) agenda in schools.

Digital twin technology has become a powerful tool for fighting the global systemic challenges currently facing the world – challenges like pandemics, climate change and resilience. The Digital Twin Hub, which has over 5,000 members across 80+ countries, is supporting digital leaders from across government, industry and academia on this exciting socio-technical mission.

“When applied thoughtfully, technology has the power to profoundly impact people’s lives,” said Alison. “My collaboration with the Connected Places Catapult team exemplifies this transformative force.”

Alison’s roles span cybersecurity, research and development, strategy execution, product management and business development, with particular expertise in digital strategy, innovation and mergers and acquisitions.

She holds a number of Non-Exec positions in private and public companies and is the managing director of a consultancy which provides technical advisory services. She has held senior technical positions in Cisco, HSBC, NDS, Micro Focus and IBM.

Alison has a PhD in Cryptography from London University, and a 1st Class honours BSc in Maths and Computer Science. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, and a Fellow of BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT.

To learn more about the Digital Twin Hub and become a member, click here.

You can also learn more about our Digital Twins for Senior Leaders course which we run in partnership with Cranfield University. Learn more here.

To watch a short film our Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) and how digital twin technologies are transforming the resilience of national infrastructure in response to extreme weather, click here.