Electronic Government: Conferences

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the budget was for the D5 London 2014: leading digital governments conference; and how the invitees to this conference were identified.

Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

The D5 London 2014: Leading Digital Governments Conference met at Idea London and Digital Catapult to discuss how to promote economic growth through open markets, teaching children to code, improving connectivity, and ideas for future collaborative projects. A trade event was hosted at Buckingham Palace by HRH the Duke of York which included the following leading British SMEs:

· Code Kingdoms

· Crowd Emotion

· Funding Circle

· Hypercat

· Kano

· Relative Insight

· Skyscape Cloud Services

· Therapy Box

· Yoyo

Founding members met criteria including on their expertise in teaching children coding, commitment to support all citizens to access digital services, and commitment to open standards, open markets and open source. Each member must also be a member of the Open Government Partnership.

In addition representatives from the United States and Mexico attended.

Details of costs will be published in due course.

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