- Cabinet Office, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Government Digital Service, The Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham, and Ed Vaizey
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- 3 December 2014
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Five leading digital governments will discuss a range of issues at the first D5 summit in London on 9 and 10 December 2014.
During the summit each member country will share their own experiences and discuss what being a good digital government means. This outline of the D5 programme explains what the summit will cover.
Day 1: 9 December
- Francis Maude, UK Minister for the Cabinet Office, will open the D5 summit
- the UK Government Digital Service will make a presentation on the the UK’s approach
- each founding country will present their digital expertise and successes
- discussion groups will cover 3 areas: teaching children to code, open markets and connectivity
- there will be a discussion on the future of D5
In the evening there will be a trade reception, hosted by The Duke of York. This will be a chance for the UK to showcase some of its brightest digital businesses and demonstrate how the UK supports the digital economy. Exhibitors include:
Day 2: 10 December
- Liam Maxwell, UK Government Chief Technology Officer, will welcome delegates
- Alex Aiken, Executive Director of Government Communications for the UK government, will present on UK government digital campaigns
- discussion groups will make presentations
- the BBC will lead a coding session for 6 pupils from a local primary school using the new Doctor Who coding game as part of the BBC’s ‘Make it Digital’ initiative. Afterwards the children will meet Francis Maude and have a tour of the venue
- the final panel discussion will look at how governments support the digital economy - panellists include:
- Gerard Grech, Chief Executive Officer, Tech City
- Francis Maude, UK Minister for the Cabinet Office
- Ed Vaizey, UK Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
- Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda (outgoing)
Do you have a question for the panel discussion? Tweet it using #D5London.
The summit will finish with a press conference.
Published: 3 December 2014