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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Minutes – AGM 2017

Pictfor recently held our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:00 in Portcullis House. Please see below for minutes from our 2017 AGM.  Welcome and Introduction (Pictfor Co-Chair Matt Warman MP) Matt Warman MP welcomed everyone to the Pictfor AGM and thanked all for coming. Election of Parliamentary Officers (Pictfor Co-Chair Matt Warman […]

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Update – our programme of events for 2017

With the triggering of Article 50 on the horizon, and developments on the Industrial Strategy, Cybersecurity and the Digital Transformation Strategy, our forum is more relevant than ever. As predicted, 2017 is shaping up to be a defining year – and there has never been a more pertinent time for the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and […]

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Our plans for 2017

2017 is set to be a defining year in politics and the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (Pictfor) is more relevant than ever. With the Digital Economy Bill going through Parliament, the progression of the UK’s cybersecurity strategy plans, the recent announcements on digital infrastructure and the growing influence of the tech sector, having […]

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