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July 2017

Pictfor Summer Reception

10/07/2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sharon White, Chief Executive of Ofcom, will address Pictfor at the 2017 Summer Reception. More details to be announced soon.

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August 2017

Shoreditch Summer Reception – The Next Generation of Tech

23/08/2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shoreditch, London,

Pictfor is hosting a Summer Reception to introduce our All-Party Parliamentary Group. Members, Parliamentarians and potential future members are invited to apply to attend. Please also pass the invitation along to new and young employees - with a particular emphasis on young people and those new to the tech and political sectors who may not have engaged with us before.  This event is now at full capacity. Please join the waitlist for this event using your work email address here. …

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October 2017

5G and Connectivity Parliamentary Briefing

24/10/2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Pictfor (the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum) and the APPG on Broadband and Digital Communication are co-hosting a briefing on connectivity with expert speakers from across the industry  This event is designed to facilitate Parliamentary discussion with relevant sector specialists. The format will be a roundtable where industry experts will briefly set out their roles and key information. Parliamentarians and other attendees will then be invited to question and provide comments to the assembled experts.  Industry expert speakers include:  Niall Roche,…

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Data, Innovation and GDPR

31/10/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, will be joined by Parliamentarians and industry members for a chaired discussion. The discussion will focus on the following: What is in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how will it be enforced? How do we ensure optimal data regulation into the future? How do we enable innovation and protect citizens’ data simultaneously? For more information, please contact events@pictfor.org.uk.

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December 2017

Pictfor’s 2017 Annual Dinner

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

Further details to be announced soon

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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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