PICTFOR – The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Tech
Lodestone provides secretariat services for the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (PICTFOR). PICTFOR is run as a not-for-profit and is the largest and most active group of its kind, with membership including over 30 Parliamentarian officers from across all parties and both houses, and over 45 industry members within the tech sector. In the past two years, PICTFOR has hosted over 25 events with attendance of over 100 Parliamentarians including securing high level speakers including Secretaries of State for DCMS and Health, Shadow DCMS Secretaries, ministers and their shadows from BEIS, MoD, as well as speakers from influential sectoral bodies such as NHSX, NCSC, the Telecoms Supply Chain Diversification Advisory Council, Ofcom, the Information Commissioner’s Office, the FCA, the CBI, and the FSB.
“Lodestone’s vast network in the tech sector is invaluable to PICTFOR which prides itself on championing diverse voices from across industry. Lodestone have grown the PICTFOR membership, creating a broad church of diverse members who contribute to and sponsor our dynamic events. Lodestone’s expertise in tech policy and events management has allowed PICTFOR to grow to be the largest and most active APPG in Westminster, of which both our parliamentary and industry members are hugely proud.” Darren Jones MP, PICTFOR Co-Chair