The Financial Times’ chief information officer (CIO) Christina Scott has been named third in the CIO 100, an annual list recognising the most transformative CIOs in the UK business economy. She topped the media, leisure and entertainment category and is the only woman to be ranked in the top 20.

Christina Scott said: ‘I am delighted to receive this honour. It is an incredibly motivating recognition of the great work FT Technology does to power the Financial Times with strong, simple and open technology. Our new blog Engine Room showcases some of this work and we look forward to continuing to work with our business partners to find new ways of delivering award-winning content and services to our global audience.”

Scott has more than 20 years experience across the media, IT and engineering industries and a track record of designing and delivering sophisticated commercial and editorial services and innovations. Before joining the Financial Times in 2012, she worked in technology across a number of media companies including the BBC, BT Vision, News International and ITV Digital, and spent several years as a consultant at Accenture.

CIO 100 judges look at candidates’ achievements and transformative vision against whether they put technology high on the boardroom agenda. They also rate technology strategies against IT sourcing strategies and vendor influence.

CIO 100 judges said: “Christina has re-energised technology at the FT. She is using the cloud capacity to run quick experiments and a lot about the cloud is about testing and trying things.”

Read more about Christina Scott here.