Westminster eForum

UK tech post-Brexit: investment, influence and policy priorities

Morning, Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



At a time of considerable uncertainty following the EU referendum, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for ensuring Britain’s technology sectors continue to flourish.


Delegates will assess the key challenges facing the UK post-Brexit including a lack of confidence as negotiations continue, the application of EU regulation going forward for data, IoT and cyber security as well as examining the tax framework to ensure Britain continues to be competitive and attractive to global corporation and SMEs alike.


Following the launch of the UK industrial strategy and a commitment to a ‘Global Britain’, delegates will discuss the key opportunities and priorities for the tech sector including attracting - both domestic and foreign - investment, ensuring access to workers with the necessary skills, increasing exports and the developing regulatory framework.


Other areas for discussion will include the UK’s role and influence in the longer terms for areas such as standardisation and spectrum management; the balance between access to overseas labour and improving digital skills throughout education and whether UK infrastructure adequately supports the technology sector.



Guests of Honour

Julian David

Chief Executive Officer, tech UK

Dylan Thomas

Sector Director, Technology and Smart Cities, Department for International Trade (subject to Departmental business)

Guests of Honour

Julian David

Chief Executive Officer, tech UK

Dylan Thomas

Sector Director, Technology and Smart Cities, Department for International Trade (subject to Departmental business)

Keynote Speakers

Stephen Hurley

Head of Brexit Planning, BT Group

Jarmo Eskelinen

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Future Cities Catapult

Speakers

Tim Hames

Director General, British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Tony Craddock

Director General, Emerging Payments Association

Roger Bickerstaff

Partner, Bird & Bird

Michael Ridge

Director, Public Policy Practice, Frontier Economics