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Pictfor Welcomes New Officers

We are pleased to welcome our 2017 officers, following our Annual General Meeting which took place on 14 March 2017. Many of our officers have been involved previously and have devoted a significant amount of time to ensuring the success of the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum (Pictfor) All Party Parliamentary Group. Pictfor provides […]

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Minutes – AGM 2017

Pictfor recently held our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:00 in Portcullis House. Please see below for minutes from our 2017 AGM.  Welcome and Introduction (Pictfor Co-Chair Matt Warman MP) Matt Warman MP welcomed everyone to the Pictfor AGM and thanked all for coming. Election of Parliamentary Officers (Pictfor Co-Chair Matt Warman […]

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Our plans for 2017

2017 is set to be a defining year in politics and the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (Pictfor) is more relevant than ever. With the Digital Economy Bill going through Parliament, the progression of the UK’s cybersecurity strategy plans, the recent announcements on digital infrastructure and the growing influence of the tech sector, having […]

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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: CEO Forum – The UK’s changing landscape for tech, the Digital Economy Bill, new Government positions and strategies, and Brexit

Pictfor held a CEO Forum roundtable discussion event in the Houses of Parliament on 7 November 2016. The event explored a range of issues including the UK’s changing landscape, the Digital Economy Bill, new Government positions and strategies and Brexit. Key speakers included: Chair: Andrew Gimson, Author and Journalist Matthew Gould, Director General for Digital […]

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Digital humans: How can society have a better relationship with technology?

On Monday 18th January 2016, Pictfor hosted the #DigitalHumans debate in partnership with techUK. A high profile panel, including the author and technology theorist, Tom Chatfield, and the Shadow Digital Economy Minister, Chi Onwurah MP, examined the impact that developments in technology have had on British society in recent decades, considered where technology is taking […]

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Event report: Pictfor Annual Dinner 2016 – Tech, Brexit and the Future

Pictfor hosted our Annual Dinner, sponsored by Huawei, in the House of Lords on 5 December 2016 themed ‘Tech, Brexit and the future’. Key speakers included: • Chi Onwurah MP, Co-Chair of Pictfor • Lord Tom McNally, Pictfor Treasurer • Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor, the Economist • Harriet Finney, Deputy CEO and Policy Director, Creative […]

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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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