Pictfor — the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum — is hosting a Summer Reception on Wednesday 23 August in Shoreditch to raise awareness of this All-Party Parliamentary Group. Pictfor’s membership comprises parliamentarians from both Houses, consumer groups, academic institutions and technology companies and aims to further understanding of policy issues affecting the Internet, Communications and Technology sector between parliamentarians, the industry, consumer groups and academia; its origins started over 30 years ago as the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM).
This event, in partnership with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT as part its work on making IT good for society, aims to introduce Pictfor to a wider network, particularly young people working in tech and policy. This interactive, interview-style panel event will discuss:
- What is the future of tech?
- What skills do the next generation working in tech need to excel?
- How will “Generation Z” shape technology?
- Darren Jones MP (Bristol North West, Labour)
- Lee Rowley MP (North East Derbyshire, Conservative)
- Catherine Knivett (Principal Policy Officer for Digital Skills, Greater London Authority)
- Maxine Mackintosh (Co-Founder, One HealthTech)
- Barry Whyte (COO, Decoded)
- Chair: Professor Tom Crick MBE (Vice-President, BCS)