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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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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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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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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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Recap: Parliament & Internet Conference 2013

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Eighth Annual Parliament & Internet Conference one of our biggest and best yet. We welcomed over 200 delegates over the course of the day. Special thanks to Nominet for their sponsorship of the Conference and EE for their sponsorship of the lunch; as well as our breakout session leaders: UK-IGF, e-skills UK, ISPA, ICAEW, DPA, and Childnet.

Miss a speech? Want to catch up? All sessions held in the Attlee Suite are available on-demand, courtesy of id3as.

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PICTFOR Summer Reception 2013

Last night over 120 PICTFOR members, parliamentarians and special guests gathered on the House of Lords Cholmondeley Room and Terrace for a lovely evening of speeches, discussion and networking. The keynote address was given by John Whittingdale OBE MP (pictured), Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

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PICTFOR debates UK transition to superfast broadband and 4G

— PICTFOR Co-Chairs Chi Onwurah MP and Stephen Mosley MP led proceedings in Westminster Hall

— Panel speakers included Rory Stewart MP and representatives from BT, EE, Vodafone, B4RN and Gigaclear

— Issues discussed included infrastructure competition, planning regulations, superfast speeds and the digital divide

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PICTFOR Event and Reception: Fixed and Mobile Broadband, 29th January 2013

The PICTFOR parliamentary officers are delighted to hold a general conversation with PICTFOR members, parliamentarians and guests on 29th January 2013 in Parliament. The topic will be Fixed and Mobile Broadband, with an outstanding panel of speakers and our moderator Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor at the Telegraph.

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Looking Ahead to 2013

By Stephen Mosley, Co-Chair, PICTFOR Any attempt at predicting developments within the technology industry will always be laced with a degree of guesswork. But while the goalposts are continually moving, there are a few constants that we can safely assume will remain near the top of the agenda for the coming 12 months. Broadband, for […]

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Delivery of the Government’s IT strategy

PITCOM meeting report May2011: Delivery of the Government’s IT strategy The four-part plan The government has launched an ambitious ICT strategy aimed at delivering better services in tough financial times. So how does it break down? Download report. Pitcom May 2011 Government IT Strategy

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