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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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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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#piconf13 Twitterati

The official Parliament & Internet Conference hashtag #piconf13 was used an incredible 554 times during the Conference! Many thanks to everyone who engaged on Twitter last week.

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PICTFOR Partners with Smart City Expo

PICTFOR is delighted to be supporting the 2013 Smart City Expo World Congress, the leading Smart City industry event in the world.This year’s Congress will take place from 19th – 21st November in Barcelona. PICTFOR members will have a 30% discount on tickets to the Congress and bookings of 15 or more will recieve a free flight, accomodation and Congress pass. For more information and a preliminary programme, please visit:

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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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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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Parliament & Internet Conference In the Media

This year’s Parliament & Internet Conference soared to new heights, with 2 ministerial keynotes, over 200 industry professionals and nearly two dozen parliamentarians meeting to discuss some of the hottest topics

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Should more Politicians Blog or Tweet?

There are a growing number of very good bloggers and tweeters in Parliament, see Blogminster and Tweetminster, but in general we still find, in any Parliament actually, quite a small group of digital evangelists or people who regularly use and understand the Internet.  Its good to see that Pictfor attracts more than it’s fair share of above average […]

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Google, data protection and privacy

Bursonn-Marstelle hosted a useful event in their new offices, which are at the north end of Covent Garden. The event was organised by the Initiative for a Competitive Online Market Place (ICOMP): Protecting the consumer; privacy in digital age. The panellists were  Christopher Graham, the UK Information Commissioner, Georgina Nelson LLP from Which? and Pamela Jones Harbour LLP […]

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