Connected Britain 2018: High Speed Connectivity for Britain’s Future

19-20 June, London

Connected Britain is where all the main stakeholders meet to discuss, learn and collaborate on the UK’s digital future. Michael Dargue will chair the “Connected Society” stream on Day 1 and will also moderate a panel on high-capacity broadband for underserved areas. Also on Day 1, Jaume Fornos will moderate a panel discussing dark fibre in the UK, and on Day 2, Massimo Fatato will lead a discussion on workplace transformation in digital Britain.

Also attending Connected Britain will be Steve Upton, Managing Partner – Telco Consulting Practice; Geoff Aitken, Vice President – Business Development; and, Graham Harvey, Head of Wi-Fi.

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PANEL: Bringing high-capacity broadband networks to the underserved

Day 1 – Connected Society stream at 11:05

Moderator: Michael Dargue, Principal, Strategy

  • Addressing the rural issue: connecting the hardest-to-reach
  • Connecting urban ‘not spots’ areas
  • Creating a regulatory framework that promotes investment in underserved areas
  • Exploring the current state of investment
  • Private and public funding strategies
  • The role of alternative access technologies

Panellists: Barry Forde, CEO, B4RN;  Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham; Richard Neudegg, Head of Regulation, uSwitch; Daniel Butler, Head of Public Affairs, Virgin Media

PANEL: Lighting up the UK: Accelerating the march to digital Britain with dark fibre

Day 1 – Digital Britain stream at 14:10

Moderator: Jaume Fornos, Manager, Strategy

  • Exploring the state of dark fibre in the UK
  • How could more effective dark fibre provision enable businesses to capitalise on digital opportunity?
  • Demand and competition dynamics
  • Exploring the regulatory environment

Panellists: George Wareing, Sales Director, CityFibre; Malcolm Goddard, Group Commercial Director, Gamma Communications 

PANEL: Workplace Transformation: Exploring changing working experiences in a digital Britain

Day 2 – Digital Britain stream at 14:55

Moderator: Massimo Fatato, Managing Partner, Next Generation Network Practice

  • Understanding the changing digital workplace and its impact on working patterns
  • How does workplace transformation enrich employees working experience and personal lives?
  • Increasing productivity in the mobile workplace

Panellists: Neil Barnett, Senior Digital Communications Manager, Heathrow Airport; Phil Clayson, Technology Director, TalkTalk; Kelvyn Hipperson, Deputy Director Workplace, HM Revenue & Customs