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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 “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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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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Congratulations to the PICTFOR Twitter Awards Winners

Sixty Parliamentarians and Parliamentary staff gathered Wednesday night for @PictforUK’s First Annual Twitter Awards in conjunction with PoliticsHome.

Top honours went to Sajid Javid MP (@sajidjavid) for Greatest Increase In Followers, Aidan Burley MP (@AidanBurleyMP) for Most Mentioned, and Lord Bassam (@SteveTheQuip) for “Peer of the Year”. Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) of PoliticsHome served as Master of Ceremonies for a fantastic new annual event.

Before the Awards, Parliamentarians received a masterclass from Twitter’s Steve Summers (@pocketsteve) on how best to use the platform to engage with constituents and the world at large.

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Announcing the @PictforUK “Twitter Teach-in” and Awards Ceremony

• Parliamentary “Twitter Teach-in” and Awards Ceremony to be held Weds. 12th June at 5.00pm, Portcullis House
• Steve Summers, UK Partnerships at Twitter, to lead Parliamentary “Twitter Teach-in”
• Paul Waugh, Editor of PoliticsHome, to serve as Master of Ceremonies

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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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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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Stephen Mosley MP’s Budget Debate Speech on Growth and Innovation in ICT

Following on from the recent PICTFOR event “What Should Be in the March Budget to Promote Growth and Technology?, PICTFOR Honourary Secretary Stephen Mosley MP (@mp4chester) has tabled and received a reply to his question on ICT growth and innovation. You may view the reply here or below. UPDATE: In addition, Mr Mosley discussed the important measures put forward by […]

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