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From PITCOM to PICTFOR - the past is another place From PITCOM to PICTFOR - the past is another place For those interested in the history of PICTFOR, member Philip Virgo has laid out the format and impact of our predecessor group - briefly outlining our illustrious origins. 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 the future. This includes policy… Shoreditch Summer Reception 2017 - The Next Generation of Tech 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 next generation of technology. Speakers… 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, understand priorities within the sector… 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 Scott Mann MP Lord Mackenzie… 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 Sharon White, Chief Executive, Ofcom…
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