When IT Meets Politics:

September, 2009

September 30, 2009  1:00 PM

Attracting and Retaining the Jobs of the Future

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Google, regulation, Skills, Yahoo

Inshallah, today at the Labour party conference I will tell parliamentary candidates that whethwr or not they get elected, they will not be re-elected if most of their voters are unemployed, in...

September 29, 2009  10:24 AM

A rose-tinted European Internet Future?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

This afternoon sees the presentation of "The Digital World in 2025" to MEPs. Do read the report. It raises many issues. What it does not do is give indicators for European Action - beyond a list of the topics...

September 28, 2009  12:02 PM

Stephen Timms welcome for EURIM Dragon’s Den at Brighton

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Pitcom

Stephen Timms, Financial Secretary to the Treasury as well as Minister for Digital Britain has confirmed that he hopes to be able to drop in for part of the EURIM Dragon's Den on 30th September, starting at 12.30 in Meeting Room 3 of the Hilton Hotel. Stephen has in any case...

September 26, 2009  6:15 PM

Accurate, but friendly fire from LibDem Dragons in Bournemouth

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The industry presentations at the EURIM Information Society Policy Dragon's Den at the LibDem Party Conference attracted some obvious, but seldom answered, questions from Parliamentary Candidates - beginning with: "Public...

September 22, 2009  12:12 PM

LibDem Dragons blame ICT insularity for negative spin

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

I promised speakers and dragons at the EURIM Dragon's Den in Bournemouth yesterday that I would blog my general impression and then give them the opportunity to check what I plan to say tomorrow, including how I have quoted them, when I do a...

September 19, 2009  11:53 PM

Off to the Seaside: to see how others see the world of ICT.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

I blogged last week on plans for the EURIM Dragon's Dens at the Party Conferences. On Monday...

September 17, 2009  11:52 AM

Faster, deeper, stronger: preparing for the cybercrime Olympics

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The Olympic Security Directorate was due to go out to consult on the cybersecurity plans over a year ago. Even before the credit crunch they had an unenviable task: reconciling bids from competing empire builders, all expecting some-one else to pay for their wet...

September 16, 2009  11:50 AM

Learning from the Dutch – ISPs to co-operate against botnets

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alice, InterNLnet, KPN, online, Solcon, Tele2, telfort, XS4ALL, Ziggo

While we go round in circles the main Dutch ISPs have decided to join forces in tackling botnets. The Dutch have a long tradition of sticking fingers in dykes - and most of the time their...

September 15, 2009  11:29 AM

From Lone Voice to Chorus – Product Placement

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

It is just over a year since my blog on the DCMS consultation to outlaw product placement. I was appalled...

September 14, 2009  9:17 AM

Wise Spending needs clarity of objectives

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, OGC

"Wise spending - not big spending" was how a BBC presenter summarised Lord Mandelson's comments this morning on the announcements planned this week. Commenting on the Eurim guide to...

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