Known as a region of innovation, digital tech in the Eastern region turns over £8.3bn and employ 89,000 in 19,000 businesses according to the Tech Nation 2019 Report. But success, innovation and turnover are nothing without people.

Behind the figures are bright, original and creative individuals who accelerate the pace of change, pushing both technology and industry to constantly evolve. They are the individuals that are the ones to watch in the business community.

Below you’ll see people who are firing up this #21toWatch list with their insight and expertise (in alphabetical order):

Should you be on this list? Or do you think someone should be? Submit your nomination by completing the form, emailing or following @cofinitive on Twitter and using #21toWatch. We are also looking for the companies and ‘things’ that could be a #21toWatch Top21.