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Top Influencers: 48 UK Head of Technology’s To Follow in 2022

Managing Director and Head of Technology for EMEA play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Managing Director and Head of Technology for EMEA role. We have selected these Managing Director and Head of Technology for EMEA’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Managing Director and Head of Technology for EMEA’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Chris Caulkin

Managing Director and Head of Technology for EMEA @ General Atlantic

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Chris Caulkin is a Principal at General Atlantic focusing his efforts on opportunities in the Business Services and Internet & Technology sectors across Eastern and Western Europe. He joined General Atlantic in their London office in 2011 and serves on the board of Studio Moderna. Prior to joining General Atlantic, he worked for Warburg Pincus in London for four years where he focused on investments in the Media, Business Services and Education spaces. Before Warburg Pincus, Chris was an associate at The Boston Consulting Group in London where he worked on a range of Media, Technology and Financial Services projects. Caulkin earned a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge with Distinction in Information & Computer Engineering. He also studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2002-2003) and earned a Masters in Finance from London Business School (2009-2011). He has been a Governor of Wembley High Technology College since 2008. Learn more about Chris Caulkin on Crunchbase…

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Sanjeev Katwa

CTO/Head of Technology @ Tottenham Hotspur

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Sanjeev is the Head of Technology at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. He is responsible for establishing the overarching technology vision for the organisation supporting the growth of fan and sponsor relationships, with operational responsibilities for IT, overseeing the delivery of New Stadium Technology, improving the club’s Business Applications and innovating with the club’s Media Infrastructure. Prior to joining Tottenham Hotspur, Sanjeev was the IT Director at City Football Group / Manchester City from 2010 – 2014, where he led the transformation of business systems, technology infrastructure and innovative technologies for the Etihad Stadium, the City Football Academy and the creation of the technology foundations for New York City Football Club and Melbourne City Football Club. He spent a total of 12 years in the Media & Entertainment industry with Sony BMG Music Entertainment and MTV Networks International where his roles focused on design and implementation of corporate technology. Sanjeev is married with two children, and enjoys most sports especially watching football and playing golf. Learn more about Sanjeev Katwa on Crunchbase…

Tottenham Hotspur is a professional football club in London, competing in the Premier League. Read more aboutTottenham Hotspur on Crunchbase…

Adri Purkayastha

Head of Technology & Cyber Risk Analytics @ BNP Paribas

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Adri is currently Head of Technology and Cyber Risk Analytics at BNP Paribas Group. He is responsible for strategy, development and roll-out of analytic solutions to support all BNP Paribas Brands and Subsidiaries, across Domestic Markets, International Financial Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking. His team build platforms and solutions using ML, AI, DS techniques and deploy those a cloud scale with the ultimate aim to defend against Technology, Cyber, Digital and Fraud Risks. In Deloitte Risk Advisory, Adri led strategy development, R&D of AI and analytics solutions and partnerships in areas such as Credit Risk, Market Abuse, Cyber Risk. As product owner of the firm’s Anomaly Detection platform, he led engineering, data science, strategic R&D, sales and partnership with sector leads globally. In Digital transformation, he led efforts in AI & analytics, data engineering for cloud native, multi-million-pound digital banking and lending proposition entirely developed in Google Cloud. Earlier, he worked as a Forensic Data Analytics consultant for FIDS, EY. Before EY, he worked in Digital Analytics Consulting for Pitney Bowes and in IoT analytics for Display Data. In the past, he founded companies in Consumer Internet, EdTech, renewable energy and Nanotechnology space. Learn more about Adri Purkayastha on Crunchbase…

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Kirsty Bright

Head of Technology Strategy @ Vodafone

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Vodafone is a mobile telecommunications company that offers voice, messaging, and data services. Read more aboutVodafone on Crunchbase…

Imran Arshed

Co-Founder and Head of Technology @ Plum Guide

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Imran has built and led development of large scale platforms of e-commerce and e-CRM systems for the likes BBC, Bacardi, Berghaus Laphroaig and Russian Standard. A problem solver at heart, Imran was writing code in his teens on an Amiga 500. From there, he went on to work with consulting firms, agencies and startups and held the notable leadership positions of Director and CTO. When not coding, you can find Imran at Cafe OTO listening to white noise. Learn more about Imran Arshed on Crunchbase…

Plum Guide is the definitive list of the world’s best vacation rentals. Read more aboutPlum Guide on Crunchbase…

Amy Slater

Head of Technology Delivery @ British Land

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Amy is Head of Technology Delivery at British Land (FTSE 100 Leading UK Commercial Property Company) where she leads the teams responsible for delivering complex technology change and transformation initiatives across the organisation. Amy has worked extensively in technology strategy as well as delivery so is uniquely placed to understand what it takes to define and get buy in for technology change but also how to actually get it implemented and delivered successfully. Amy didn’t take the standard route into Technology as she started off with a Law degree! After University, she realised that the legal profession wasn’t her calling and moved into Technology. She spent 6 years at Accenture within both their Strategy & Delivery divisions. Later she moved to Westfield, where she joined as a Global Programme Manager and later became the Global Director of Shopping Centre Technology. Learn more about Amy Slater on Crunchbase…

The British Land Company is one of the largest property development and investment companies in the United Kingdom Read more aboutBritish Land on Crunchbase…

Elliot Mackenzie

Head of Technology @ IOR

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Philip Steen

Head Of Technology @ Andor Technology

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Andor Technology (Andor) is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and operates at the high-value end of the global scientific digital camera. Read more aboutAndor Technology on Crunchbase…

Joel Mills

Acting Head of Technology Enhanced Learning @ University of Hull

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Joel saw his first computer in 1977 aged 5; a Sinclair calculator and has been hooked ever since. In 1989, he started working with computers developing skills in graphic design, multimedia, web design and web development. With a first degree in Graphic Design and a PGCE in Higher Education, his teaching career started in 1997 delivering further and higher education programmes to undergraduate level whilst continuing to deliver graphic and digital design for high profile clients like Adidas, Fox kids, Asda, Walls and others. Since 2009 he has undertaken projects with Kaplan Learning, Essex University and Northumbria University working on research projects in the fields of mobile teaching and learning workflows. In 2010 he set up iLearningUK to advise Educational institutions on suitable eLearning solutions. iLearningUK has been supporting educational partners with eLearning projects and bids; from VLE’s to Mobile technology in the classroom; developing strategy and writing eLearning into the curriculum. Joel joined the University of Hull in 2014 as a lecturer and advisor on all aspects of technology enhanced learning and pedagogy. The focus of his work is Games Based Learning, Electronic Management of Assessment, MOOCS and overseeing the development of online learning courses. Current passion is Minecraft. Joel is currently Acting Head of Technology Enhanced Learning Learn more about Joel Mills on Crunchbase…

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Doruk Aytulu

Head of Technology Partners @ regal.tech

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Stuart Warner

Head of Technology – UK and Europe Financial Services @ Fidelity International

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Stuart is currently Head of Technology for the UK Financial Services and Continental Europe businesses at Fidelity International. He began his career as a programmer, developing Trading and Execution platforms at a number of leading Investment Banks before moving into programme management and consultancy, including a short period at a hedge fund, prior to joining Fidelity in 2007. Stuart has held a number of roles at Fidelity in Technology, supporting a wide range of business channels, including Fund Accounting, Trading, Fixed Income, Portfolio Management and Attribution. He leads the innovation team that launched the first Fidelity International TEDx event in 2016, and delivered Fidelity’s internal Ideation platform. Most recently he has been responsible for the re-platforming programme for the UK distribution business, and leading the company’s global digital initiatives to improve customer experiences, particularly in the retirement area. Learn more about Stuart Warner on Crunchbase…

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Andy Giblin

Head Of Technology @ VST Enterprises

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VST Enterprises has been widely recognize for its development of VCode. Read more aboutVST Enterprises on Crunchbase…

Ian Smith

Head of Technology @ HX

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George Phimister

Head Of Technology @ Bankable

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Bankable develops white-label payment solutions including e-wallets, remittance services, P2P money transfers and prepaid card programmes. Read more aboutBankable on Crunchbase…

Patrick Albers

Co-Founder and Head of Technology @ BioMe Oxford

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Unlocking your gut microbiome by developing a medical device for targeted and non-invasive sampling Read more aboutBioMe Oxford on Crunchbase…

Colin Redbond

Head of Technology Strategy and Architecture @ Blue Prism

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Blue Prism is an intelligent robotic process automation company that develops a digital workforce for enterprises. Read more aboutBlue Prism on Crunchbase…

Grant Bussinger

Head of Technology, Systems, and Data @ Warp Records

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Warp’s artists create groundbreaking music, videos and cinema; Aphex Twin, Shane Meadows, Grizzly Bear, Boards of Canada. Read more aboutWarp Records on Crunchbase…

Qaunain Meghjee

Head of Technology @ Level39

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Qaunain Meghjee is the head of technology at Level39. He has a diverse range of skills and experience in technology transformation and implementation across software, hardware, and infrastructure in a variety of industries. Learn more about Qaunain Meghjee on Crunchbase…

The world’s most connected community for finance, cybersecurity, retail and smart-city technology businesses. Read more aboutLevel39 on Crunchbase…

Maciej Machulak

Global Head of Technology, Digital Identity @ HSBC

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Dr. Maciej Machulak specializes in cyber security, data privacy and trust in the Cloud. He is the Global Technical Product Manager within the Secure Access team at HSBC. Previously, he served the role of the Senior Identity Architect at iWelcome – one of the fastest growing identity platforms in Europe. He was also the Chief Identity Architect at Synergetics and the founder and CEO of Cloud Identity Limited (acquired by Synergetics) which developed innovative identity and access management software. Maciej serves as the Vice-Chair of the User-Managed Access Work Group at Kantara Initiative and is one of the authors of the award-winning UMA protocol. In June 2015, Maciej has been awarded with prestigious MIT Innovators Under 35 award for his work on privacy and security of personal data. Learn more about Maciej Machulak on Crunchbase…

HSBC is a banking and financial services organization that offers a comprehensive range of services. Read more aboutHSBC on Crunchbase…

Chris Ford

Head of Technology @ Thoughtworks

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Nick Haworth

Head of Technology @ ITV

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Nick Haworth is accountable for the Studios Technology relationship with ITV News, ITV Sport and ITV Creative. A former television news producer, he made the switch to consultancy, online and production technology more than a decade ago. Nick has led the strategy and implementation of marketing campaign management systems, digital production systems and content management systems. Learn more about Nick Haworth on Crunchbase…

ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK. Read more aboutITV on Crunchbase…

Thomas Lemon

Managing Director – UK Country Market Leader & Head of Technology Consulting @ Protiviti

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Aled Jones

Head of Technology @ Talent Ticker

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Spencer Izard

Global Head of Technology @ The City & Guilds Group

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The City & Guilds Group is a leader in global skills development. Read more aboutThe City & Guilds Group on Crunchbase…

Jérôme Zattoni

Head of Technology @ Cake Technologies

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CAKE is revolutionizing the way restaurants and bars engage with their customers. Read more aboutCake Technologies on Crunchbase…

Jason Maude

Head of Technology Advocacy @ Starling Bank

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Jason Maude is a coder, coach, debater, and public speaker. He has over a decade of experience working in the financial sector, primarily in creating and delivering software. He is passionate about creating teams and explaining complex technical concepts to those who are convinced that they won’t be able to understand them. He currently works at Starling Bank as one of their lead engineers and host of the Starling podcast. Learn more about Jason Maude on Crunchbase…

Starling Bank is a mobile banking platform that offers personal, joint, and business accounts. Read more aboutStarling Bank on Crunchbase…

Jason Maude

Head of Technology Advocacy @ Starling Bank

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Jason Maude is a coder, coach, debater, and public speaker. He has over a decade of experience working in the financial sector, primarily in creating and delivering software. He is passionate about creating teams and explaining complex technical concepts to those who are convinced that they won’t be able to understand them. He currently works at Starling Bank as one of their lead engineers and host of the Starling podcast. Learn more about Jason Maude on Crunchbase…

Starling Bank is a mobile banking platform that offers personal, joint, and business accounts. Read more aboutStarling Bank on Crunchbase…

Neil Crawford

Head of Technology @ Findmypast

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Findmypast.co.uk is a small group of professional genealogists and heir hunters. Read more aboutFindmypast on Crunchbase…

Alex Trofymenko

Head of Technology @ HealthUnlocked

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HealthUnlocked is a social network for health. Read more aboutHealthUnlocked on Crunchbase…

Dame Angela Strank

Chief Scientist & Head of Technology, Downstream @ BP

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Angela Strank is responsible for technology across BP’s petrochemicals, refining, fuels and lubricants businesses. As BP’s Chief Scientist she is accountable for developing strategic insights from advancements in science, and managing technology capability in BP. Angela Strank joined BP in 1982 as a geologist in exploration and has held various technical and commercial leadership roles across upstream and downstream including; Chief Financial Officer Lubricants (Americas), BP/Statoil Alliance Manager Nigeria, Business Development Manager Angola, Technology Vice President, and Head of the BP Group Chief Executive’s Office. In 2010 Angela won the UK First Women’s Award in Science and Technology, and in 2018 was the first woman to receive the UK Energy Institute’s Cadman Award. In 2017 Angela was awarded a DBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the oil industry and women in STEM. Angela holds honorary degrees from Royal Holloway University, London (DSc) and The University of Bradford. Learn more about Dame Angela Strank on Crunchbase…

BP delivers heat, light and mobility products and services to people all around the world. Read more aboutBP on Crunchbase…

Chris Hoey

Head of Technology @ Felcana

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Felcana is a Digital Pet Health Platform of intelligent pet care products. Helping you track, monitor & understand your dog or cat’s needs. Read more aboutFelcana on Crunchbase…

Gavin Spurling

Head of Technology @ HeadBox

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HeadBox is an online marketplace for inspiring meeting, offsite and event spaces. Read more aboutHeadBox on Crunchbase…

Simon Wood

Head of Technology & Innovation @ Holiday Extras

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Passionate geek with a love of Javascript, APIs, and Cloud. I am Head of Technology & Innovation at the Shortbreaks & New Ventures division of Holiday Extras. Learn more about Simon Wood on Crunchbase…

Holiday Extras provides travel and leisure services. Read more aboutHoliday Extras on Crunchbase…

Jason Reed

Head of Technology @ Domino Recording

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The Domino Recording Company was founded in Putney, South West London by Laurence Bell in 1993. Read more aboutDomino Recording on Crunchbase…

Blai Pratdesaba

Head Of Technology @ mmob

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The providers of embedded finance and super-app ecosystems Read more aboutmmob on Crunchbase…

George Karpodinis

Head Of Technology @ Adzuna

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George Karpodini is the Lead Developer at Adzuna. Learn more about George Karpodinis on Crunchbase…

Adzuna is a smart search engine for job ads. Read more aboutAdzuna on Crunchbase…

Gordon Cullum

Head of Technology @ Mastek

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Gordon Cullum works across Banking, Financial Services, Retail and Healthcare divisions. His background and key focus areas cover emerging technologies, large scale architectures and integration patterns. Gordon has predominantly worked as an Enterprise Architect across most industry verticals. Gordon has worked with clients and employers on enterprise transformation programmes including BT Global Services, NHS, Asda, Orange, The Office for National Statistics, Atom Bank and North of England P&I Association over the past 15 years. Learn more about Gordon Cullum on Crunchbase…

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Iain Jewitt

Head of Technology @ Purple

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Purple is a WiFi analytics and marketing platform. Read more aboutPurple on Crunchbase…

Thomas Roth-Berghofer

Acting Head of Technology @ University of West London

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David Brindley

Head Of Technology Adoption @ NFU Mutual

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NFU Mutual offer a wide range of personal, business and farming insurance, investment and financial services for businesses. Read more aboutNFU Mutual on Crunchbase…

Steve Blake

Head of Technology & Architecture @ SportPursuit

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Steve Blake is CTO at SportPursuit. Learn more about Steve Blake on Crunchbase…

SportPursuit is a UK-based private-sale sports website. Read more aboutSportPursuit on Crunchbase…

Darren Wilson

Head of Technology Services @ Ofsted

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Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Read more aboutOfsted on Crunchbase…

Peter-Gillard Moss

Head of Technology @ Thoughtworks

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He is the Head of Technology at ThoughtWorks. Learn more about Peter-Gillard Moss on Crunchbase…

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Geoff Ford

Head of Technology @ Charterworld.com

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When it comes to the internet, various forms of code, technical prowess, and creativity of thought there is none better than Geoff. Geoff uses his considerable talents and experience to keep the CharterWorld website at the top. His talents have taken him to a level where he can pick and choose his work and we are very lucky to have him onboard. His interests include music, art, and good times. He has taken the arts to masters level at university. Learn more about Geoff Ford on Crunchbase…

CharterWorld is a private yacht charter specialist. It’s what we do. We provide crewed luxury yachts, for large motor yacht charters, Read more aboutCharterworld.com on Crunchbase…

Kelvin Papp

Head of Technology @ Transparity

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Kelvin Papp oversees technical operations; directing the company’s strategy across all aspects of the Microsoft Cloud, with specific responsibility for the development of new products and services. An experienced Solutions Architect, Kelvin has demonstrable expertise in the design and delivery of technically-complex and challenging projects which he uses to oversee the effective delivery of first-class consultancy services. Learn more about Kelvin Papp on Crunchbase…

Transparity are a leading Microsoft Gold and Direct CSP Partner delivering business transformation through public, private. Read more aboutTransparity on Crunchbase…

Ben Doran

Head of Technology, EMEA @ Lowe Profero

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Ben Doran is a Head of Technology, EMEA at Lowe Profero. Learn more about Ben Doran on Crunchbase…

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Paul Walk

Head of Technology Strategy & Planning @ EDINA

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Paul Walk is Head of Technology Strategy & Planning, EDINA in Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Chair-Elect of the DCMI Governing Board. His career in higher education began in the early 1990s at the University of North London where he began developing with library and Web technologies. He developed a range of institutional systems, building bespoke web applications as well as partnering with major commercial suppliers to develop their products in a higher education context. Paul went on to manage enterprise-wide software development projects and developed an abiding interest in the practice and management of software development. A change in direction in 2006 saw Paul join UKOLN at the University of Bath where, for seven years, he served the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and then its successor, Jisc, as a strategic technical advisor, with a focus in the areas of information standards development, resource discovery and digital infrastructure. In 2013, Paul joined EDINA, University of Edinburgh, as Head of Technology Strategy and Planning, an exciting new role which has placed him back into a service development and delivery environment—albeit one operating at a national as well as an institutional scale. Learn more about Paul Walk on Crunchbase…

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Sambodhi Khandelwhal

Head of Technology @ Streamhub

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Video analytics to build your best audiences Read more aboutStreamhub on Crunchbase…

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