Darktrace CEO Named ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ at UK Tech Awards 2019

Poppy Gustafsson Honored at Prestigious Awards Ceremony

Cambridge, UK
Friday November 15, 2019

Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company, today announced that its co-CEO Poppy Gustafsson was named ‘Tech Businesswoman of the Year’ at the UK Tech Awards 2019 ceremony in London last night.

The UK Tech Awards celebrates the very best of UK tech, showcasing success and innovation in the UK tech community.

The Tech Businesswoman of the Year award recognizes strong female role models from the tech industry paving the way for the next generation of entrepreneurs, CIOs and CTOs.

Under Poppy’s direction, Darktrace has seen rapid global growth, with over 3,000 customers in 110 countries across the world using its artificial intelligence to fight cyber-attacks. Poppy was awarded an OBE at the Queen’s Birthday Honors 2019, was a winner at the ‘Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards 2019,’ and was named to Management Today’s ‘30 Women under 35’ list in 2018.

“I am honored to be named Businesswoman of the Year by the UK Tech Awards,” said Poppy Gustafsson, CEO, Darktrace. “The phenomenal successes that Darktrace is experiencing is testament to the passion, fearlessness and hard work of our brilliant team of over 1,000 employees, as well as the fundamental innovation behind our autonomous response technology.”

Darktrace was also awarded ‘IT Security Provider of the Year’ at the British Legal Technology Awards ceremony in London last night.

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology.

Its self-learning AI is modelled on the human immune system and used by over 3,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. This includes insider threat, industrial espionage, IoT compromises, zero-day malware, data loss, supply chain risk and long-term infrastructure vulnerabilities.

The company has over 1,000 employees, 44 offices and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.