Morning Programme

08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Coffee

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome & Introduction

Nigel Huddleston MP       

09:15 – 09:35

Keynote and Q&A

Ciaran Martin, CEO, National Cyber Security Centre

09:35 – 09:50


Natasha Grayson,  Head of Cyber Policy, The Office for Counter Terrorism

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), David Evans (BCS), Chris Keay (National Grid), Peter Yapp (NCSC)

11:00 – 11:20

Keynote and Q&A

Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Digital Economy

11:20 – 11:40

Coffee break

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: Adam Kinsley (Sky), Jim Killock (Open Rights Group), Andy Burrows (NSPCC), Vicki Shotbolt (Parent Zone)

12:50 – 14:00

Networking Lunch – Buffet style, served in the Attlee Suite, including coffee

Afternoon Programme

14:00 – 14:20

Keynote Presentation

Cormac Whelan, CEO, Nokia

14:20 – 14:40


Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital


14:40 – 15:50



Panel Session


Topic: Connectivity

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), William Newton (WiredScrore), Andrew Glover (ISPA) Richard Allwood (Openreach)

15:50 – 16:15


Matt Warman MP with Clive Carter, Ofcom

16:15 – 16:20

Closing Remarks


16:20 – 17:00

Drinks Reception