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.

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David Smith

David Smith

Christopher Docksey

Christopher Docksey

Data protection policy and business opportunities: next steps for regulation, implementation and best practice

Thursday, 12th March 2015
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director, Data Protection, Information Commissioner's Office and Christopher Docksey, Coordinating Director, European Data Protection Supervisor

Stephanie Daman

Stephanie Daman

Steve Purser

Steve Purser

Priorities for Cyber Security in the UK

Thursday, 11th June 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Richard Bach, Assistant Director, Cyber Security, Digital Economy Unit, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Stephanie Daman, Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Security Challenge UK and Steve Purser, Head of Core Operations Department, ENISA

Delivering Digital Government - priorities and next steps for technology in public sector services

Thursday, 25th June 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Tom Loosemore, Deputy Director, Government Digital Service

Future Cities in the UK: implementation, key success factors and tech sector support

Thursday, 9th July 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Dr Cathy Mulligan, Head of Digital Strategy and Economics, Future Cities Catapult

The future of mobile: networks, devices and 5G

Thursday, 16th July 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Nektaria Efthymiou, Senior Network Strategy Manager, Telefónica; Mansoor Hanif, Director of Network, EE; Luke Ibbetson, R&D Director, Vodafone Group and Phil Sheppard, Director of Network Strategy, Three

Protecting young people online

Q3 2015
Central London

Social media

Q4 2015
Central London

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Internet Governance
  • Big Data
  • Wearable Tech
  • Growth in the telecoms sector
  • The digital consumer
  • Gambling
  • eCommerce and the Sharing Economy
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Payments
  • The Sharing Economy
  • Cloud Computing
  • Video Games
  • Technology for the emergency services

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

Lord Alli, Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Viscount Astor, Lord Avebury, Adrian Bailey MP, Dame Anne Begg MP, 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, James Brokenshire MP, Chris Bryant MP, Richard Burden MP, Baroness Buscombe, Rt Hon Dr Vincent Cable MP, 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 Don Foster MP, Baroness Fritchie, Roger Gale MP, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, Mike Hancock MP, Lord Harris of Haringey, Nick Harvey MP, Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, John Hemming MP, Charles Hendry MP, Lord Hollick, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Lord Inglewood, Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell MP, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Baroness Kidron, Rt Hon the Lord Kilclooney, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Professor the Lord Lewis of Newnham, Lord Lipsey, The Earl of Listowel, Tim Loughton MP, Peter Luff MP, Lord Luke, Rt Hon the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, Fiona Mactaggart MP, Lord Maxton, Rt Hon the Lord McNally, Andrew Miller MP, Baroness Miller of Hendon MBE, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Austin Mitchell MP, Baroness O'Cathain, Chi Onwurah MP, Sandra Osborne MP, Lord Patel, Lord Puttnam, Baroness Rawlings, Lord Razzall, Professor the Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, John Robertson MP, Andrew Rosindell MP, David Ruffley MP, Lord St John of Bletso, Adrian Sanders MP, Andrew Selous MP, Chloe Smith MP, Julian Smith MP, Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury, Rory Stewart MP, Jo Swinson MP, Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Viscount Tenby, Andrew Turner MP, Rt Hon the Lord Wakeham, Robert Walter MP, Mike Weir MP, Admiral the Rt Hon Lord West of Spithead, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, John Whittingdale MP, Rt Hon David Willetts MP and Tim Yeo MP. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.