Pictfor article in The House magazine

In this month’s edition of The House magazine, Pictfor were delighted that our co-Chairs, Chi Onwurah MP and Matt Warman, co-authored an article on the importance of technology in changing our economy, society and politics. Please read the full article here

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How is your data used?

With more data than ever being collected and analysed, businesses are increasingly able to develop insights into how their key audiences think and act. This is particularly true of the online realm, where people are spending more and more of their time. As the number of an individual’s online interactions grow, so does their digital […]

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Event Report: How did social media influence the General Election?

Following the plethora of predictions about the role of social media during the election campaign, PICTFOR’s first event of the new Parliament examined the extent to which social media actually influenced the result. Representatives from two of the major platforms, Facebook and Twitter, examined the range of social media campaigning styles and detail how the […]

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Event Report: General Election 2015: The Rise of Tech

The political relevance of the technology sector has soared since 2010. Technology underpins every sphere of 21st century life and as more everyday activities migrate online, digital policy is starting to take a more prominent position in policy makers and, voter’s, minds. In the run up to the General Election, an expert panel examined the […]

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Event report: Mind the GaaP!

Event report GaaP is the buzzword in digital Government circles, Government as a Platform is the view that Government should be the platform for digital service providers – from the private sector – to deliver the services citizens need from social care to turning on your lamppost.  But some argue that Government is more than […]

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Event report “Digital Health: How can technology transform the NHS?”

Concerns about underfunding, increasing waiting times and the severity of this year’s ‘Winter crisis’ have combined with the prospect of a looming general election to ensure that the NHS has never been far from the top of the political agenda. PICTFOR’s first event of the year sought to look beyond the party political disagreements and […]

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Digital access by disabled people: tech showcase

Many disabled people and older people are still being excluded from the digital world by poor design and poor enforcement of access and equality standards and laws. Parliamentarians that are keen to support the creation of a digital world that works for everyone and learn about assistive technology are encouraged to attend the session on Tuesday 20th January which […]

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PICTFOR 2014: Review

This past year has seen PICTFOR firmly establish itself as the lead All Party Parliamentary Group on technology within the Houses of Parliament. With the UK technology sector forecast to contribute 12.4% of GDP to the economy by 2016, contributing some £225bn overall, PICTFOR has never been more relevant for industry and Parliament. The depth and […]

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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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