The Lodestone team provides the secretariat services for the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (PICTFOR) All-Party Parliamentary Group. PICTFOR is the largest and most active group of its kind with membership including over 30 Parliamentarian officers from across all parties and both houses. Over 100 Parliamentarians have attended at least one PICTFOR event in the past year. Our industry members include trade bodies, charities, universities, individual stakeholders and corporate members such as Google, BT, Facebook, TikTok, techUK, Good Things Foundation, Internet Association, the University of York and many others.
In the past two years, PICTFOR has hosted over 20 events with involvement from Health (then DCMS Sec) Secretary Matt Hancock MP, Digital Infrastructure Minister, Matt Warman MP, Digital and Culture Minister, Caroline Dinenage MP, Shadow Science, Research and Digital Minister, Chi Onwurah MP, former Director General for Digital and Media Policy Matthew Gould, Former Chief Executive of Ofcom Sharon White, National Security Advisor Sir Mark Sedwill, Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre Ciaran Martin and many more. Organising an engaging events programme of 10-12 events a year on issues central to the tech sector gives Lodestone a deep understanding of the latest in tech policy and the knowledge around the priorities of the industry and Parliamentary engagement.