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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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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 Co-Chair Chi Onwurah to host the Digital Heroes Awards 2013

PICTFOR is delighted to announce that our Parliamentary Co-Chair, Chi Onwurah MP, will be hosting the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards 2013.

The awards are designed to recognise and reward people who are using technology to help their communities.

PICTFOR MPs encourage entries from organisations in their constituency and across Britain. Please go to www.talktalkdigitalheroes.co.uk to enter a submission.

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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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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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Event: ‘What should be in the forthcoming Communications Bill?

Over 60 PICTFOR members attended the panel session to discuss what should be in the forthcoming Communications Bill. MPs Nigel Adams (Cons) and Chi Onwurah (Lab) chaired the meeting with speakers: Graeme Hobbs, Chairman, Motorola Solutions; Alan Lazarus, Head of Regulatory Policy & Strategy, BT and Paul Morris, Head of Government Affairs, Vodafone giving their expert opinions. A […]

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Event: ‘What should be in the forthcoming Communications Bill?

Over 60 PICTFOR members attended the panel session to discuss what should be in the forthcoming Communications Bill. MPs Nigel Adams (Cons) and Chi Onwurah (Lab) chaired the meeting with speakers: Graeme Hobbs, Chairman, Motorola Solutions; Alan Lazarus, Head of Regulatory Policy & Strategy, BT and Paul Morris, Head of Government Affairs, Vodafone giving their expert opinions. A […]

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