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The Eighth Annual Parliament and Internet Conference   |  Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

Live twitter feeds at #piconf13

31st October 2013  |  Programme

09.00 – 09.20Registration and Coffee 
09.20 – 09.30Welcome and IntroductionStephen Mosley MP, Co-Chair, and John Robertson MP, Vice-Chair, PICTFOR 
09.30 – 10.20 Plenary Session: Are We Privatising Morality?  

On a range of issues from child safety to pornography blocks, the Internet has become a moral battleground. Where do the responsibilities lay between government setting legal standards, industry implementing technical solutions, and citizens using the Internet? 

Dr Julian Huppert MP, Vice-Chair, PICTFOR  

Nick Pickles, Director, Big Brother Watch 

Dr Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT, Plymouth University

Dr Miranda Horvath, Reader in Forensic Psychology, Middlesex University      

Chair: Baroness Fritchie, Chair, Board of Nominet UK

10.20 – 10.50 

Keynote Speech:

European Single Market and Digital Integration

Paul Timmers, Director, European Commission DG CONNECT For Sustainable & Secure Society

Chair: John Robertson MP, Vice-Chair, PICTFOR

10.50 – 11.10 Coffee 
11.10 – 12.00

Breakout sessions

What are the key issues facing the governance of the internet and how will these affect the UK going forward?


Attlee suite

UK-Internet Governance Forum (UKIGF) – Attlee Suite        

Susie Hargreaves, IWF      

Vicki Nash, Oxford Internet Institute      

Lucinda Hasell, Childnet International        

Andrew Puddephatt, Global Partners       

Louise Bennett, BCS         

Mark Carvell, DCMS

Daniel Wiles, FCO

Lesley Cowley, OBE - Nominet

Chair: Alun Cairns MP



Communications data, surveillance and privacy  

Room U

Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA)

Jamie Bartlett - Demos

John Benson - Solutios

Gus Hosein - Privacy International

Martin Hoskins - Privacy Consulting Ltd      

Gary Beautridge - Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate

Chair: Chi Onwurah MP, Co-Chair, PICTFOR 


Filling the skills pipeline - how can we secure the supply of talented IT professionals?

Room R

e-skills UK    

Kate Ross, IBM

Karen Price, e-skills UK

Colin Bannister, former CTO of CA Technologies

Ann Brown, Capgemini

Adeline Owen, UCL

Chair: Mike Crockart MP, Member, PICTFOR 

12.00 – 12.15Feedback reports from morning sessions

 Feedback chaired by John Robertson MP, Vice-Chair, PICTFOR

12.15 – 12.45Keynote Speech

James Brokenshire MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime and Security, Home Office

Chair: Lord Harris of Haringey, Treasurer, PICTFOR

12.45 – 13.30

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by EE 

EE Digital Skills Zone open in the Attlee Suite

13.35 – 13.50Keynote Speeches     

Hon Ed Vaizey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Media, Department of Culture, Media and Sport

13.50 – 14.00  

Ed Richards, CEO, Ofcom 

14.00 – 14.20Joint Q-and-A Session

Chair: Mr John Whittingdale MP, Chair, House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport

14.20 – 15.10

Breakout sessions 

Cyber security in the business – from PLC to SME      

Attlee suite

ICAEW  – Attlee Suite 

George Quigley, BDO

Claire Reid, PwC

Dr Emma Philpott, IASME Consortium

Chair: Lord Harris of Haringey, Treasurer, PICTFOR  


Tomorrow is here Today: Internet of Things Showcase 

Room R 

Digital Policy Alliance (DPA)

Konstantinos Chalaris, Good Night Lamp, non-intrusive communication for social care

Natasha Carolan, RepRap Self-Replicating 3D Printer and MakieLab Dolls, manufacturing of the future

Femi Banjo, KNRY, intelligent fire helmet

Lauren Bowker, Multichromic Fabric, clothing that interacts with the environment and Air Quality Egg, citizen environmental monitoring

Chair: Earl of Erroll, Member, PICTFOR (TBC)  


Creating a better internet together

Room U


Lucinda Hasell, Childnet

Martina Chapman, Ofcom

Simon Milner,  Facebook

Laura Higgins, Professionals Online Safety Helpline

Laura Batten, Disney Club Penguin

Chair: Will Gardner, CEO, Childnet

15.10 – 15.25Feedback reports from afternoon sessions

Feedback chaired by Stephen Mosley MP, Co-Chair, PICTFOR

15.25 – 15.35Keynote Speech

Jonathan Millican, UK Cyber Security Challenge Champion 2012

Chair: Stephen Mosley MP, Co-Chair, PICTFOR

15.35 – 16.25Plenary Session: Making the Most of Mobile

We all sense the opportunity of the ‘mobile revolution’ and can see how it has changed our daily lives already. But how can the UK public and private sector exploit the opportunity and measure its impact? What are the roadblocks to achieving its full benefits? And what policies are right for the mobile web?   

Lord Inglewood, Chair, House of Lords Committee on Communications  

Dan Perlet, Director Corporate and Financial Affairs, EE

Jamshid Khun-Jush, Senior Director, Qualcomm  

Peter Farmer, Council Member and Regulatory Chair, ITSPA 

Philip Barnett, VP Sales UK and Ireland, Good Technology

Chair: Stephen Mosley MP, Co-Chair, PICTFOR       


16.25Closing Remarks

Lesley Cowley OBE, CEO, Nominet

Stephen Mosley MP, Co-Chair, and John Robertson MP, Vice-Chair, PICTFOR

16.30 – 17.30Drinks Reception  

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The registration is now closed, if you wish to attend next year please contact Secretariat directly at admin@pictfor.org.uk

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