Minutes – EGM 2018

Pictfor EGM Minutes Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:00-15:00 Room R, Portcullis House Attendees Alex Sobel MP Chi Onwurah MP Daniel Zeichner MP Darren Jones MP Lord Cromwell The Rt Hon Lord McNally The Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP Vicky Ford MP David McNeilage (Office of Vicky Ford MP) Supported by the Pictfor secretariat team: Fran […]

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Event Report: Women in tech: How can we promote further diversity in the tech sector?

Pictfor hosted a roundtable discussion in the House of Commons on Tuesday 24 April in partnership with the Women and Work All Party Parliamentary Group. With this year marking the centenary of (some) women getting the right to vote as well as being the Year of Engineering, this event explored the barriers and challenges women in tech […]

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Event Report: Tech Ethics Thematic Scoping Event: What are the ethical challenges posed by technology today?

Pictfor and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Data Analytics (APGDA) hosted a roundtable discussion in the House of Commons on Tuesday 17 April. The event was designed to scope the basis for a potential commission to investigate the ethical challenges posed by technology today, which will be run by the APGDA. Leading the roundtable was: […]

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Event Report: How can we guarantee that the UK remains the tech start-up and scale-up capital of Europe?

Pictfor hosted a panel discussion in the House of Commons on 5 March 2018 on the topic of supporting the many small and growing tech businesses in the UK. The panel included:   Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister for Business and International Trade Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London for Business Vicky Ford MP, Co-Chair […]

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Now announcing our 2018 programme

How can the UK remain competitive post-Brexit? And how can we ensure tech benefits everyone? These two questions are central to our 2018 programme. As tech encompasses more and more of our lives and takes an increasingly prominent position in the economy, it’s vital that policy helps create the society we want now and into […]

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Event report: Shoreditch Summer Reception 2017 – The Next Generation of Tech

On Wednesday, 23 August 2017 Pictfor held our first event outside of Parliament. Styled as the Shoreditch Summer Reception we invited our Parliamentarian and industry members as well as future potential members including a wider network of those new to the tech and political sectors. Sponsored by BCS, the theme of the event was the […]

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Pictfor Announces New Officers

Pictfor recently held our Inaugural Meeting to establish our APPG for the new Parliament. We are pleased to announce the election of our new Parliamentary officers. As the All-Party Parliamentary Group for tech, the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (Pictfor) provides a unique opportunity for Parliamentarians and members of the tech industry to meet, […]

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Minutes – Inaugural Meeting for the 2017 Parliament

Pictfor recently held our Inaugural Meeting for the new Parliament on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 in the House of Commons. Please see below for minutes. Click here for a downloadable PDF version.  Attendees Matt Warman MP Chi Onwurah MP The Rt Hon. Stephen Timms MP Nigel Huddleston MP The Rt Hon. Lord McNally Lord Dykes […]

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Event report: Summer Reception – Digital Skills and Connectivity

Pictfor held its annual Summer Reception in the House of Commons on Monday, 10 July 2017, in Strangers’ Dining Room. Nominet sponsored the event. The Summer Reception covered two issues repeated time and again as priorities by Pictfor members: digital skills and connectivity. Speakers: Welcome: Rt Hon. Lord McNally Russell Haworth, Chief Executive Officer, Nominet […]

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Pictfor Welcomes New Officers

We are pleased to welcome our 2017 officers, following our Annual General Meeting which took place on 14 March 2017. Many of our officers have been involved previously and have devoted a significant amount of time to ensuring the success of the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum (Pictfor) All Party Parliamentary Group. Pictfor provides […]

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