Annual Parliament and Internet Conference  |   Programme

30th October 2014  |  Attlee Suite, Portcullis House 

Morning Programme


09.00 – 09.15

Registration and Coffee



09.15 – 09.20

Welcome and Introduction


Chi Onwurah MP, Co-Chair, and Andrew Miller MP, Vice-Chair, PICTFOR

Baroness Fritchie, Chair, Nominet

09.20 – 10.20


Plenary session 1;

The importance of online commerce to the UK economy


Matthew Doris, Head of International Community Programmes, Etsy

Alasdair McGowan, Head of Government Relations at eBay UK Ltd

James Hardy, CEO, Avenue 51 (ex Director for Europe, Alibaba)

Mike Cherry, National Policy Chairman, Federation Small Business

Guy Levin, Executive Director, COADEC

Chair: John Robertson MP

10.20 – 11.10


Keynote Speeches:


Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Shadow BIS Minister

Chair: Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP

11.10 – 11.30

Coffee Break


11.30 – 12.30



Breakout sessions

Attlee Suite

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



Room R

Communications data: priorities for reforming the communications data regime




– Room U

Cyber Security one year on – what’s new, what’s changed, what’s coming


UK-Internet Governance Forum (UK-IGF)

Alun Cairns MP, Chair

Mark Carvell, DCMS & member of IGF MAG

Kristof Claesen, Press and Public Affairs Manager, IWF

Baroness Rennie Fritchie, Chair, Nominet

Baroness Sarah Ludford

Dixie Hawtin, ‎Project Manager, Human Rights and Internet Policy , Global Partners Digital

Members of the Childnet Youth IGF delegation

Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA)

Lord Strasburger, Chair

Bob Satchwell, Society of Editors

Mike Harris, Don’t Spy on Us

Robin Simcox, Henry Jackson Society

Tim Symington, Executive Director NCA Transformation Programme

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)                                         

Chi Onwurah MP, Chair

Gerry Penfold, KPMG                                   

George Quigley, BDO                                    

Simon Kendall, BIS

12.30 – 13.30

Networking Lunch


Afternoon Programme


13.30 – 14:00

Keynote Speech:

The Hon Ed Vaizey MP,  Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy

Chair: Stephen Mosley MP

14.00 – 15.00


Plenary Session 2:

Women in tech


Karen Price, CEO, The Tech Partnership

Kathryn Parsons, CEO, Decoded

Isabel Chapman, Peabody

Dr Sue Black, Founder and CEO, Savvify

Bindi Karia, Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank


Chair: Chi Onwurah MP

15.00 – 16.00

Breakout sessions


-Attlee Suite

From start-ups to scale-ups: cultivating high-growth UK tech companies





-Room R

Are constituencies meeting the digital challenge?



-Room U

Data and the consumer: balancing privacy with the growth of digital services


Charlotte Holloway, Head of Policy, techUK, Chair

Simon Devonshire, scale-up entrepreneur-in-residence at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Sherry Coutu CBE, Angel investor and author of the Scale-Up Report

Guy Mucklow, CEO, Postcode Anywhere

Jon Steinberg, External Relations Manager, Google

Digital Policy Alliance (DPA)

The Earl of Erroll , Chair

Philip Gilgunn, CTO, ATG Media

Will Roebuck, E RADAR

Tristan Wilkinson, Deputy CEO, Go ON UK

Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB)

John Whittingdale OBE MP, Chair

Matt Rogerson, Head of Public Affairs, Guardian News and Media  

Vincent Potier, COO, Captify  

Ben Walmsley, UK MD, Sizmek


16.00 – 16.30


‘The Future of the Internet; Ten years from now’

Gary Atkinson,  ‎Director of Emerging Technologies , ARM

Bo Olofsson, Head of Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent

Chair: John Burn-Murdoch, Financial Times

16.30 – 17.30


Plenary session 3

What needs to be in the party manifestos to make the UK a leading digital nation by 2020?

Simon Blagden, non-executive Chairman, Fujitsu

Garry Miller, BT Group Head of Policy

Bo Olofsson, Head of Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent
Rachel Neaman, CEO, Go ON UK

Chair: Andrew Miller MP,  Vice-Chair, PICTFOR


Closing Remarks

Simon McCalla, Chief Technology Officer, Nominet

Stephen Mosley MP, Co-Chair, PICTFOR