Forthcoming events

The Westminster eForum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and regulatory agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to technology. These include representatives of technology businesses, their business and domestic customers, and their advisors; interest groups and the voluntary sector; and academics and commentators, along with members of the reporting press.

In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults Parliamentarians, senior government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others.

The Westminster eForum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email sue.harris@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

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The future of big data in the UK: growth, challenges and the policy context

Thursday, 8th December 2016
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Carl Wiper, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office

Westminster Forum Projects |  Tony Craddock Photo

Tony Craddock

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Scott Abrahams

Digital payments 2016: technological developments, adoption and regulatory challenges

Tuesday, 13th December 2016
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Tony Craddock, Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Payments Association and Scott Abrahams, Senior Vice President, Acceptance and Emerging Payments, MasterCard

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Latest on child online safety in the UK: technology, education and policy priorities

Thursday, 26th January 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Carolyn Bunting, General Manager, Internet Matters

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Developing the internet of things: increasing adoption, infrastructure access and policy priorities

Thursday, 2nd February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Caroline Gorski, Head of IoT, Digital Catapult

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Priorities for digital advertising: viewability, ad blocking and regulation

Thursday, 9th February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Guy Phillipson, Chief Executive Officer, IAB UK and Michael Todd, Industry Relations Manager, Google

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The UK telecoms sector: services, competition and the impact of Brexit

Tuesday, 14th February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Clive Carter, Director of Strategy, Ofcom

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The UK gambling sector: market developments, regulation and the impact of Brexit

Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Sarah Gardner, Executive Director, Gambling Commission

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Developing digital government: service delivery, procurement and priorities for policymakers

Thursday, 16th March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Speaker confirmed from Telefónica UK

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Women in the tech sector: education, company cultures and business opportunities

Tuesday, 9th May 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Campus, London, Google

In Production

Lots. The Westminster eForum is planning a very full programme for the next 12 months.

But as we're the ones others tend to follow, please give us a ring or email info@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk to discuss future conferences.

We'd be happy to share ideas on areas to focus on, speaker suggestions, and other ways of getting involved.

Core Sponsors

The core sponsors of the Westminster eForum are Arqiva, BBC, BT, ISBA - the Voice of British Advertisers, KPMG and O2.

The BBC logo is a trade mark of the British Broadcasting Corporation and is used under licence. BBC logo © BBC 1996. KPMG International's Trademarks are the sole property of KPMG International and their use does not imply auditing by or endorsement of KPMG International or any of its member firms.

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

The parliamentary patrons of the Westminster eForum are: Lord Alli, Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Viscount Astor, Lord Avebury, Adrian Bailey MP, Sir Henry Bellingham MP, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Jake Berry MP, Lord Birt, Crispin Blunt MP, Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Rt Hon Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, Lord Bragg, Julian Brazier MP, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Chris Bryant MP, Richard Burden MP, Baroness Buscombe, Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, Christopher Chope MP, Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Philip Davies MP, Rt Hon Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, Lord Dubs, Rt Rev the Lord Eames, Louise Ellman MP, Natascha Engel MP, The Earl of Erroll, Nigel Evans MP, Michael Fabricant MP, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Paul Farrelly MP, Rt Hon the Lord Foster of Bath, Baroness Fritchie, Sir Roger Gale MP, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, Lord Harris of Haringey, Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, Lord Hollick, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Lord Inglewood, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Baroness Kidron, Rt Hon the Lord Kilclooney, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Professor the Lord Lewis of Newnham, Lord Lipsey, The Earl of Listowel, Tim Loughton MP, Baroness Ludford, Lord Luke, Rt Hon the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, Fiona Mactaggart MP, Lord Maxton, Rt Hon the Lord McNally, Baroness Miller of Hendon MBE, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Baroness O’Cathain, Chi Onwurah MP, Lord Patel, Mark Prisk MP, Lord Puttnam CBE, Baroness Rawlings, Lord Razzall, Professor the Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Andrew Rosindell MP, Lord St John of Bletso, Andrew Selous MP, Chloe Smith MP, Julian Smith MP, Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury, Rory Stewart MP, Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Viscount Tenby, Andrew Turner MP, Rt Hon the Lord Wakeham, Mike Weir MP, Admiral the Rt Hon Lord West of Spithead, Dr Alan Whitehead MP and Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.