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  • Welcome and Introductions – Dan Aldridge, Senior Policy Manager @ BCS
  • CEO update – Rashik Parmar MBE
  • Panel Discussion
  • Q&A


Join BCS CEO Rashik Parmar MBE and an expert panel to discuss the Autumn Statement and the Chancellor’s ambition for the UK to become the next Silicon Valley.

In our response to the Autumn Statement, we were clear that if the Government wishes the UK to be “the next Silicon Valley”, investment in professionalism, digital skills, infrastructure and a renewed focus on closing the digital divide is needed. Full Response here.


  • Prof. Victoria Baines FBCS, IT Livery Company Professor of Information Technology
  • Gillian Arnold FBCS – BCS Deputy President (and next BCS President), Managing Director - Tectre - Diversity Training and Recruiting
  • Sam Sharps – Executive Director, Technology and Public Policy, Tony Blair Institute
  • Hema Purohit, FBCS, EMEA CTO, Healthcare & Public Sector / Independent Healthcare Start Up Advisor

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This event is brought to you by: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

BCS Policy Jam - Can the UK be the next Silicon Valley?
Date and time
Monday 12 December, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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