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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Event report – Connectivity in the modern age: Should adequate internet access be regulated and guaranteed like a public utility?

  Pictfor hosted a panel discussion in Portcullis House as part of the Parliament and Internet Conference, which took place on 27 October 2016. Coming together to discuss ‘Connectivity in the modern age: Should adequate internet access be regulated and guaranteed like a public utility?’, the panel included: Chair: Matt Warman MP, Co-Chair of Pictfor […]

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Event report: How big tech companies can work better with SMEs

Pictfor hosted a panel discussion in Portcullis House on 7 September 2016 on the topic of ‘How big tech companies can work better with SMEs’. The panel included: Matt Warman MP, Co-Chair of Pictfor Chi Onwurah MP, Co-Chair of Pictfor Simon Blagden MBE, Non-Executive Chairman of Fujitsu UK and Industry Chair of Pictfor Mark Barber, […]

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Event report: CEO Forum – The UK’s changing landscape for tech, the Digital Economy Bill, new Government positions and strategies, and Brexit

Pictfor held a CEO Forum roundtable discussion event in the Houses of Parliament on 7 November 2016. The event explored a range of issues including the UK’s changing landscape, the Digital Economy Bill, new Government positions and strategies and Brexit. Key speakers included: Chair: Andrew Gimson, Author and Journalist Matthew Gould, Director General for Digital […]

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Digital humans: How can society have a better relationship with technology?

On Monday 18th January 2016, Pictfor hosted the #DigitalHumans debate in partnership with techUK. A high profile panel, including the author and technology theorist, Tom Chatfield, and the Shadow Digital Economy Minister, Chi Onwurah MP, examined the impact that developments in technology have had on British society in recent decades, considered where technology is taking […]

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Event report: Pictfor Annual Dinner 2016 – Tech, Brexit and the Future

Pictfor hosted our Annual Dinner, sponsored by Huawei, in the House of Lords on 5 December 2016 themed ‘Tech, Brexit and the future’. Key speakers included: • Chi Onwurah MP, Co-Chair of Pictfor • Lord Tom McNally, Pictfor Treasurer • Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor, the Economist • Harriet Finney, Deputy CEO and Policy Director, Creative […]

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How to get the smallest businesses online?

There are around 4m self-employed and micro enterprises in the UK, it is a sector that has grown rapidly and now accounts for 76% of all UK businesses. These businesses have the most to gain from getting online and we have many notable success stories in the UK’s vibrant digital economy. But this section of […]

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