08.30 – 09.00 Registration and Coffee
09:00– 09:15 Welcome & Introduction
Nigel Huddleston MP
09:15 – 09:35 Keynote
Ciaran Martin – CEO – National Cyber Security Centre
09:35 – 09:50 Keynote
Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Minister of State for Security
09:50 – 11:00 Panel Session
Topic: Cyber Security – How prepared is the UK’s critical national infrastructure?
The issue of cyber security has risen dramatically up the political agenda in the past few years. In the aftermath of high profile attacks, this panel seeks to assess the readiness of the UK’s critical national infrastructure, and wider public sector, for future attacks. The panel will explore the challenges facing both Government and industry, the steps being taken to counter the numerous threats and the considerations the wider public and private sector should make to stay one step ahead.
Chair: Rachel Maclean MP
Panellists: Mark Sayers (Home Office), Julia Adamson (BCS), Chris Keay (National Grid), Peter Yapp (NCSC)
11:00 – 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 – 11:40 Keynote
Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Digital Economy
11:40– 12:50 Panel Session
Topic: Internet Safety
Across the world, abusive behaviour, cyber fraud, online radicalisation, illegal activity and fake news have all been growing policy issues for politicians that has put the Internet industry under pressure to respond. The recent release of the Internet Safety Strategy green paper in the UK, forming part of the Digital Charter, is one of the many measures the Government has introduced in an attempt to readdress areas of online policy. The panel will discuss the current Government approach and whether it is heading in the right direction, the areas of contention and whether the industry is taking a significant amount of responsibility in this area.
Chair: Lord McNally
Panellists: Andy Burrows (NSPCC), Adam Kinsley (Sky), Vicki Shotbolt (Parent Zone), Jim Killock (Open Rights Group)
12.50 – 14:00 Networking Lunch Buffet style, served in the Attlee Suite, including coffee
14:00 – 14:20 Keynote Presentation
Cormac Whelan, CEO, Nokia
14:20 – 14:40 Keynote
Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital
14:40 – 15:50 Panel Session
Broadband infrastructure has been identified as a key driver to encourage economic growth, help resolve the country’s productivity challenge and ensure the UK remains an attractive place to do business in a post-Brexit environment. The roll out of full fibre is perceived as the main Government priority. Almost a year after major announcements in the last Autumn Statement, this panel will discuss the progress with the proposals, areas of contention and potential policy proposals needed to achieve the full coverage that both industry and politicians desire.
Chair: Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP
Panellists: Dana Tobak (Hyperoptic), Andrew Glover (ISPA), William Newton (WiredScore), Richard Allwood (Openreach)
15:50 – 16:15 Q&A with Ofcom
Matt Warman MP and Clive Carter, Ofcom
16:15 – 16:20 Closing Remarks
16:20 – 17:00 Drinks Reception