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Priorities for regulating emerging technology in the UK

Morning, Thursday, 11th November 2021

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***

This conference will in part look at priorities for regulating emerging technology in the UK following the publication of Digital Regulation: Driving growth and unlocking innovation from DCMS, which outlines the Government’s overall vision for governing digital technologies, and their plans for a more coherent and streamlined regulatory landscape.

We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from Federico Boccardi, Emerging Technology Programme Director, Ofcom; and Dr Peter Waggett, Director, Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation, IBM; and Chair, British Standards Biometrics Committee, BSI.


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. For this conference, as is typical of our meetings, we expect speakers and other delegates to be an informed group comprised of Members of both Houses of Parliament, and senior government officials involved in this area of public policy, together with regulators, as well as from other stakeholders in artificial intelligence, immersive technologies, spectrum, and quantum development including tech companies, investment groups, engineering firms, IT and software developers, law firms and patent attorneys, consultancy groups, social media companies, telecoms and media groups, market researchers, transport groups, as well as researchers in academia and higher education, as well as reporters from the national and specialist media.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

Keynote Speakers

Federico Boccardi

Emerging Technology Programme Director, Ofcom

Dr Peter Waggett

Director, Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation, IBM; and Chair, British Standards Biometrics Committee, BSI

Dr Scott Steedman

Director-General, Standards, British Standards Institution


Matt Hervey

Partner and Head of Artificial Intelligence Law, Gowling WLG

Ruth Steinholtz

AretéWork; Co-Author, Ethical Business Practice & Regulation A Behavioural and Values-Based Approach to Compliance and Enforcement