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December 2017

Pictfor’s 2017 Annual Dinner

13/12/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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March 2018

Panel Event – How can we guarantee that the UK remains the tech start-up and scale-up capital of Europe?

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The UK has an enviable tech start-up and scale-up ecosystem though many European cities are waiting to see if they can take the top spot and attract the UK’s tech talent and businesses. In light of Brexit, how can we ensure Berlin, Paris and Lisbon remain disappointed? The event will cover the following issues: Promoting start-ups across the UK and scaling up tech companies The role of world-class British universities and research facilities, diversity in tech and attracting talent in…

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CEO Forum – How can the UK best ensure productivity which produces benefits across society?

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Productivity is a key driver of economic growth. With productivity in the UK falling throughout 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics, the 2017 Autumn Budget announced measures meant to increase UK productivity. Do the measures go far enough to enable an increase in productivity and what more can be done by Government and the tech sector to ensure productivity rises, that benefits are felt by all and diversity is kept in mind? This event will host the Rt…

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April 2018

Roundtable – What are the most important topics in tech ethics right now?

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Opening up big data in our public, financial and security services brings with it legislative and ethical challenges.Whether discussing the greater use of data in transport, healthcare, cybersecurity, or financial services, the discussion always centres on balancing the opening up and leverage of big data, with consumer privacy and the security of personal data. These ethical challenges around the use of technology pose important questions that the commercial sector, parliament and government have a role in addressing. This event forms…

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Roundtable – Women in tech: How can we promote further diversity in the sector?

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks the centenary of (some) women getting the right to vote. 2018 is also the Year of Engineering, with a year-long campaign to tackle the engineering skills gap. Just 17% of those working in technology in the UK are female and only 7% of students taking computer science A-level courses are girls. This roundtable event, chaired by Pictfor Co-Chair Vicky Ford MP, will explore barriers and challenges women in tech face and solutions to ensure a diverse and…

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May 2018

Panel event – How does the UK become the leader in 5G?

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

More and more of the devices we use every day are connected. The move towards the Internet of Things is set to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Many believe that in order to fully capitalise on these advantages the seamless connectivity between devices is paramount. How can we ensure that 5G and universal connectivity are available across the UK – and what regulations will ensure efficient UK-wide rollout? Held in partnership with the APPG for Broadband and Digital Connectivity and the…

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June 2018

Panel Event – How can we ensure the Fourth Industrial revolution benefits everyone?

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The rise of the gig economy and the changing world of work has inspired an ongoing ethical debate. Advances in technology including industrial digitalisation and artificial intelligence have the capacity to further alter current models of employment and necessitate discussion around the digital end user’s perspective and consumer issues. What will the future world of work look like and can we ensure that any benefits are shared by society? This event will cover the following issues:  Ethics and modern employment…

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July 2018

Summer Reception – How can the UK further excel in cyber security?

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

As we move increasingly online, cyber security is progressively important. Examining best practice examples in cyber security, this event will provide the opportunity to discuss what innovations and interventions are key for the future of the UK as a leader in cyber security? This event will cover the following topics: Cyber security and best practice Attacks, fraud and keeping Britain safe Innovation, attracting talent and training in cyber security This is a members only event RSVP to events@pictfor.org.uk Please do get…

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Pictfor AGM

July 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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CEO Forum – One year into Brexit: How do we unlock overseas trade to further benefit the UK tech sector post-Brexit?

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Baroness Fairhead CBE, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department for International Trade, will speak at a roundtable dinner on Monday 16 July 2018.  More details to be announced soon.

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