Growing the UK Information Economy: infrastructure, skills and innovation

Tuesday, 8th April 2014
Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James' Street, London SW1A 1LR
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Guest of Honour: Paul Hadley, Deputy Director, Information Economy, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

This seminar will offer delegates a timely opportunity to discuss the challenges of implementing the Information Economy Strategy.

Planned sessions examine the key priorities for the Information Economy Council - including the opportunities for improving links between academia, public sector organisations and industry so as to boost key skills in the development and utilisation of information technology. With the Council attempting to create a shared vision for the information economy in the UK, delegates will consider how to develop and then utilise physical communications infrastructure and regulatory frameworks for online trade and cyber security to enable innovation and growth. This includes trade online and revenues in domestic and international markets for UK businesses and organisations, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from Paul Hadley, Deputy Director, Information Economy, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Julian David, Chief Executive Officer, techUK.

Further speakers include: Julian Ashworth, Director, Group Industry Policy, BT Group; Anita Balchandani, Partner, OC&C Strategy Consultants; Miles Berry, Principal Lecturer, Computing Education, University of Roehampton; Alex Blowers, Director of Legal and Policy, Nominet; Philip Dawson, Chief Executive Officer, Skyscape Cloud Services; Phil Jones, Managing Director, Brother UK; Steve Lamb, Senior Director, Commercial and Strategic Business, Oracle and Chairman, Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership; Jeff Lynn, Chief Executive Officer, Seedrs and Chairman, The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec); Tim McGarr, Market Development Manager (ICT & Asset Management), Governance & Resilience, BSI and Karen Price, Chief Executive Officer, e-Skills UK.

Baroness Fritchie, Chair, Nominet and Lord St John of Bletso, Member, House of Lords Select Committee on Communications and Advisory Board Member, Silicon Valley Bank have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.