When IT Meets Politics:

Conservative


November 30, 2019  8:05 PM

Your election choice: Protectionist Stagflation or Radical (Technology enabled) Change

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Conservative, digital, green, Labour, Libdem, Skills, Uncategorized

Without radical change, particularly to our education and training system to give our current and future workforce the skills of the future, that future is bleak, who-over wins on December 12th. Thec Conservative spending plans are ambitious. They require much more than the Brexit Dividend from...

November 24, 2019  1:46 PM

Labour breaks an emerging consensus on Broadband Policy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, Conservative, fibre, Labour, manifesto

Unrealistic targets versus re-creating the BT Monopoly?  

Boris Johnson set the pace for the current Broadband debate back in June . His


June 2, 2017  9:14 PM

Manifesto Plans for Digital Britain

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Broadband, Conservative, Crapband, GDPR, manifesto, Plymouth, Verify

I have now read many comparisons of the party manifestos but, as I have said previously, most  commented on what they wanted or did not want to see. The most succinct is


May 1, 2015  1:38 PM

When politics meets IT: the gulf between the people and the techies

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Ansip, AT&T, Broadband, BT, Conservative, DPA, ICANN, IETF, IIC, Internet safety, ISOC, Labour, Liberal, manifesto, s, Socitm, Strategy, Technology, Website

The technical press and industry lobbyists appear to be living on a different planet to most voters when it comes to assessing what the election will mean for on-line...


October 13, 2014  12:22 PM

When IT fails to meet politics: why non-discussions at 2014 party conferences were so dangerous

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Broadband, Cabinet office, capitalism, Conservative, Corporatism, CTF, Facebook, freedom, Google, ISP, Labour, Microsoft, Schumpeter, Skills, techUK, twitter, UKIP, United Kingdom, Web

 Antony Walker's


June 25, 2014  10:58 AM

Does Labour really plan to return to “delayed big bang” for government IT projects?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, cloud, Conservative, dwp, ICT, Labour, politics

No wonder the cartel who brought us the NHS National Plan for IT, the re-creation of the BT communications monopoly, overpriced and inefficient PFIs and all those other massively expensive, wasteful and under-performing central government "


May 24, 2013  8:44 AM

Tell UKIP that it holds the key to the future of EU Network, Information and Cyber security

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservative, Cyber security, European Commission, European Union, Information security, UKIP

Let me explain why UKIP MEPs (and their allies in other member states) may well determine the future of EU Internet regulation and what is at...


March 2, 2013  12:29 PM

Eastleigh, Immigration and IT Skills

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Conservative, ConservativeHome, Gartner, IDPM, India, IT skills, UKBA

One of the lessons from the Eastleigh election is that the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 3, 2013  2:24 PM

Monday is the deadline for your views on rebuilding trust in .UK

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservative, Home Office, ICANN, Nominet, Ofcom, UK, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

At the beginning of October Nominet launched a consultation on the potential introduction of a new service known as


January 1, 2013  1:59 PM

Congratulations to Malcolm Harbour MEP on his CBE

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservative, green taxes

I have worked with Malcolm for many years, both via EURIM (now the Digital Policy Alliance) of which he has been a Director since shortly after its formation and via the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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