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Ofcom Chief Executive Ed Richards delivers keynote speech at PICTFOR’s Annual Dinner 2014

To round off PICTFOR’s 2014, our Treasurer Lord Toby Harris welcomed members and parliamentarians to the House of Lords – or, as he drily described it, the “business end of the house” – for PICTFOR’s Annual Dinner. The dinner began with the Shadow Minister for Digital Government & Cyber Security, and PICTFOR co-chair, Chi Onwurah […]

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Parliament 2.0: How can the internet revolutionise British democracy?

    PICTFOR’s President, The Speaker, John Bercow MP, delivered an excellent keynote speech to our industry and parliamentary membership on 21st July 2014. Last year The Speaker announced a commission on Digital Democracy to investigate the use of modern technology in Parliament. This commission is tasked with nothing more than upgrading Parliament to “version 2.0″. An informative panel […]

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PICTFOR Twitter Awards and Summer Reception 2014

PICTFOR is delighted to announce that our Second Twitter Awards will coincide with our longstanding Annual Summer Reception in 2014. The evening begins with a Twitter Teach-In from social media expert Mark Margaretten, followed by the Awards Ceremony hosted by the Independent on Sunday’s John Rentoul. Afterwards, Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, John Whittingdale MP, provides the keynore speech to our annual Summer Reception.

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‘A Year to the Election: What should the tech sector be calling for?’

On 13th May 2014 PICTFOR’s industry, parliamentary and academic membership attended a debate to discuss the variety of policy proposals that could emerge from the technology sector ahead of the formal drawing up of the political parties manifestos’. John Burn-Murdoch, a data journalist at the Financial Times chaired the evening, whilst the panel consisted of […]

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The Future of Digital Government: Building services so good that citizens want to use them

  – The Future of Digital Government: Building services so good that citizens want to use them – On Wednesday 18th March, an audience of PICTFOR’s parliamentary and business membership gathered in the Macmillan Room to listen to a debate on The Future of Digital Government.  PICTFOR’s Vice-chair, Stephen Timms MP, chaired the panel discussion. […]

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PICTFOR-IPT European Delegation: Cyber Security Commission

  In collaboration with The Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT), PICTFOR led a delegation of parliamentarians, including PICTFOR’s co-Chair Stephen Mosley MP and Vice Chair Andrew Miller MP, as well as academics and industry representatives to the European Parliament to discuss UK/EU cyber security co-operation.  The 2-day visit began on Tuesday 11th February and involved […]

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The Europe Debate, 4 February

PICTFOR was delighted to hold the “The Europe Debate” on 4th February 2014 in the Grand Committee Room, Houses of Parliament.

The event was focused on whether UK technology companies benefit from EU membership, and whether the digital single market is good for UK business.

We heard from academics, industry leaders, and political figures including Bill Cash MP, Chair of the European Scrutiny Committee. The evening was hosted by PICTFOR Co-Chairs Chi Onwurah MP and Stephen Mosley MP, and moderated by The Guardian’s technology editor, Charles Arthur.

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PICTFOR 2014 Events Calendar now live!

The Parliamentary Officers are delighted to announce that the PICTFOR 2014 Events Calendar through the Summer Recess is now live on our website.

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Recap: Parliament & Internet Conference 2013

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Eighth Annual Parliament & Internet Conference one of our biggest and best yet. We welcomed over 200 delegates over the course of the day. Special thanks to Nominet for their sponsorship of the Conference and EE for their sponsorship of the lunch; as well as our breakout session leaders: UK-IGF, e-skills UK, ISPA, ICAEW, DPA, and Childnet.

Miss a speech? Want to catch up? All sessions held in the Attlee Suite are available on-demand, courtesy of id3as.

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PICTFOR help launch the report ‘How Computers Can Transform Rehabilitation’

On Tuesday 22nd October, PICTFOR, in partnership with the Penal Affairs APPG, held a launch for the report Through the Gateway: How Computers Can Transform Rehabilitation. The report, written by the Prison Reform Trust and Prisoners Education Trust, examines the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in prisons and its potential as a tool for rehabilitation.

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