Digital Minister to speak at DigitalAgenda Summit & Impact Awards

Written by Lucy Wakeford, Communications Coordinator, DigitalAgenda

Matt Warman MP, DCMS Minister for Digital & Broadband, will be speaking at the DigitalAgenda Summit & Impact Awards in March as a headline keynote.

The Impact Awards celebrate the very best in UK tech for good, with 36 finalists across 12 categories. The winners will be announced at the iconic Oval Space venue in East London on the 5th of March, in an event that will be a hybrid of conference and awards ceremony. 

Matt Warman has been Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport since June last year, and was previously a journalist for the Daily Telegraph, focusing on technology. He led coverage of Facebook, Google and Apple, and the launch of products including iPhones, BBC iPlayer and the Apple Watch, and interviewed key figures including the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web.

Matt Warman previously spoke at the DigitalAgenda Power & Responsibility Summit in October, outlining how government is protecting citizens from the unintended consequences of technology. His keynote at the awards will be focusing on the more positive aspects of technology, and how it can be socially beneficial. 

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This year’s host is the inestimable Maggie Philbin, CEO of TeenTech, a non-profit that hosts science events for youngsters. Also speaking are Anthony Impey MBE, Founder and Chief Executive of Optimity; Steph Robinson, Founder of HR Solver; and BAFTA award-winning director Martin Percy. 

The event will delve into the future of tech for good, and the ways in which technology is already working for social impact, with panel discussions and keynotes from industry leaders. There will be plenty of time to network with our audience of over 250 innovators from across business, government and nonprofits. 

As well as great speakers, the awards event connects good ideas to good money, including at our evening reception. Tickets are on sale now.

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