techUK at Political Party Conferences

techUK is delighted to be hosting a number of panels alongside thought leaders, MPs and Ministers at both the Labour Conference in Brighton and the Conservative Conference in Manchester this year. 

Join us and our members at our events where we will discuss some of the biggest issues facing the sector and country from skills to cybersecurity, trade to the fourth industrial revolution. 

To find out more about what we’re doing at party conferences please contact Vinous Ali –

Labour Party Conference 2019

21-25 September, Brighton


Monday 23 September


How do we ensure tech balances profit with purpose? 

techUK and Nominet 

Clyde Room, Hilton 

10.30 - 12.00 



  • Vinous Ali, Associate Director for Policy, techUK (Chair) 

  • Chris Ashworth, Head of Public Benefit, Nominet 

  • Daniel Zeichner MP, Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on mental health

  • Debbie Moss, Chief of Staff, Barnardo’s  


How can the UK harness digital technologies to increase trade and global prosperity? 

techUK, Sage and Google 

Tyne Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole 

14.45 - 16.00 



  • Sabby Gill, MD UK&I, Sage 

  • Vinous Ali, Associate Director for Policy, techUK (Chair)  

  • Katie O’Donovan, Public Policy Manager, Google 

  • Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade 

  • Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Minister for the Treasury 


Tuesday 24 September


Growing and attracting tech talent: How can Labour support a world leading tech workforce? 

techUK and TCS 

The Grand, GB1 Terrace 

11.00 - 12.00 



  • Jim Bligh, Director, Corporate Affairs, UK&I at Tata Consultancy Services (Chair) 

  • Vinous Ali, Associate Director of Policy, techUK 

  • Charlotte Holloway - Parliamentary Candidate for Plymouth Moor View

  • Mike Clancy, General Secretary of Prospect Trade Union  

Conservative Party Conference 2019

29 September - 2 October, Manchester


Monday 30 September


Making the UK an international leader in cybersecurity 

techUK and Nominet 

Victoria Suite, Midland Hotel 

08.30 - 09.30  



  • Simon Staffell, Head of Public Affairs, Nominet  

  • Vinous Ali, Associate Director of Policy, techUK (Chair) 

  • Nigel Adams MP, Minister for Cybersecurity (invited) 

  • James Morris MP, Chair of APPG on Cyber Security (invited)  

  • Jonathon Luff, Co-Founder, CyLonLabs  


Tuesday 1 October


Creating the workforce of the future: how to create a high-skill, high-wage economy 

techUK and Cisco 

Victoria Suite, Midland Hotel 

13:00 - 14.15 



  • Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK (Chair)  

  • Scot Gardner, UK CEO, Cisco  

  • Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for DCMS 


The Fourth Industrial Revolution & the role of technology in turbocharging the economy 

techUK and TCS 

Central 8, Manchester Central Convention Centre 

16.00 - 17.30 



  • Jim Bligh, Director, Corporate Affairs, UK&I at Tata Consultancy Services (Chair) 

  • Vinous Ali, Associate Director of Policy, techUK  

  • Matt Warman MP, Minister for Digital 

  • Alan Mak MP, APPG on 4IR 

  • Ash Singh, Director of Economy, RSA 


Harnessing digital technologies to increase trade and global prosperity 

techUK, Sage and Google 

Victoria Suite, Midland Hotel 

16.00 - 17.30 



  • Katie O’Donovan, Public Policy Manager, Google 

  • Sabby Gill, MD UK&I, Sage  

  • Antony Walker, techUK (Chair) 

  • George Freeman MP, APPG for Inclusive Growth  

  • David Henig, UK Director, ECIPE 

  • Ben Bradley

    Ben Bradley

    Senior Policy Manager | Digital Strategy
    T 07834 126 826
  • Vinous Ali

    Vinous Ali

    Associate Director for Policy
    T 07595 410 658

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