I am pleased to have been asked to participate in a round-table event with this title next Thursday 11th March starting at 10am hosted by the BCS as part of their "Savvy Citizens" initiative.
Here are the details:
On 11 March 2010 at 10am, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT will host a round-table debate at the BCS headquarters in London, as part of the ongoing Savvy Citizens campaign.The topic to be debated will be: ‘Will the internet determine the outcome of the next general election?’The panellists are:Elizabeth Sparrow, President, BCS, The Chartered Institute for ITPaul Staines, leading political blogger Guido FawkesJag Singh, former advisor to Hillary Clinton; founder of political ad agency MessageSpaceDerek Wyatt, Labour MP for Sittingbourne and SheppeyMark Thompson, Liberal Democrat blogger at Mark ReckonsMichael Cross, a freelance journalist and regular contributor to The Guardian, will chair the session.You are invited to watch this live at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/citizenshippanelThe event will be live-tweeted from the Savvy Citizens Twitter account: @SavvyCitizens
I am very much looking forward to the event. As a software engineer (by training) and IT Director in my non-political life I am particularly pleased that the BCS is getting involved in debates like this.