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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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Event report: How big tech companies can work better with SMEs

Pictfor hosted a panel discussion in Portcullis House on 7 September 2016 on the topic of ‘How big tech companies can work better with SMEs’. The panel included: Matt Warman MP, Co-Chair of Pictfor Chi Onwurah MP, Co-Chair of Pictfor Simon Blagden MBE, Non-Executive Chairman of Fujitsu UK and Industry Chair of Pictfor Mark Barber, […]

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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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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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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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PICTFOR Twitter Awards and Summer Reception 2014

PICTFOR is delighted to announce that our Second Twitter Awards will coincide with our longstanding Annual Summer Reception in 2014. The evening begins with a Twitter Teach-In from social media expert Mark Margaretten, followed by the Awards Ceremony hosted by the Independent on Sunday’s John Rentoul. Afterwards, Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, John Whittingdale MP, provides the keynore speech to our annual Summer Reception.

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‘A Year to the Election: What should the tech sector be calling for?’

On 13th May 2014 PICTFOR’s industry, parliamentary and academic membership attended a debate to discuss the variety of policy proposals that could emerge from the technology sector ahead of the formal drawing up of the political parties manifestos’. John Burn-Murdoch, a data journalist at the Financial Times chaired the evening, whilst the panel consisted of […]

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The Future of Digital Government: Building services so good that citizens want to use them

  – The Future of Digital Government: Building services so good that citizens want to use them – On Wednesday 18th March, an audience of PICTFOR’s parliamentary and business membership gathered in the Macmillan Room to listen to a debate on The Future of Digital Government.  PICTFOR’s Vice-chair, Stephen Timms MP, chaired the panel discussion. […]

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