Thoughts on politics and life from a liberal perspective

Friday, 5 March 2010

Will the internet determine the outcome of the general election?

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 IT

Paul Staines, leading political blogger Guido Fawkes

Jag Singh, former advisor to Hillary Clinton; founder of political ad agency MessageSpace

Derek Wyatt, Labour MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Mark Thompson, Liberal Democrat blogger at Mark Reckons

Michael Cross, a freelance journalist and regular contributor to The Guardian, will chair the session.

You are invited to watch this live at:
The event will be live-tweeted from the Savvy Citizens Twitter account: @SavvyCitizens

Questions to be put to the panel should be submitted in advance via Twitter @SavvyCitizens or via email or as a comment to this blog post.

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.


Constantly Furious said...

I'll see you there...

Mark Thompson said...

Hurrah! Make sure you grab me before or after. It will be good to finally meet you!

Will you be the one with the crimson face and perturbed expression?