Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey

Member of U.K, House of Lords and Former U.K. Tech Minister
Joined on May 29, 2024
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Ed Vaizey was appointed to the UK House of Lords in September 2020, where he sits as a Conservative Peer and is a member of the Communications and Digital Committee. He was the Member of Parliament for Wantage from 2005 to 2019 and the UK Government Culture and Digital Minister from 2010 to 2016, becoming the longest-serving Minister in that role. His notable achievements include expanding rural broadband, introducing 4G, and implementing tax credits for creative industries, significantly boosting the UK economy. Vaizey was instrumental in integrating coding into the national curriculum and attracting major investments in the UK tech sector. In the private sector, he is an executive-in-residence at LionTree and advises various technology and media companies. Vaizey is also a trustee of the National Youth Theatre, the Documentary Society, and London Music Masters, and he regularly writes and podcasts about culture and technology. He holds honorary positions at King’s College London, Newcastle University, and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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Saudi Arabia to Host First-Ever Internet Governance Forum: Paving the Way for Global Digital Dialogue

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will host the Internet Governance Forum in December. There are four main themes -- innovation and risk; the impact of technology on peace and development; using technology to advance human rights; and improving digital governance. Every IGF is a unique and annual opportunity for thousands of people engaged in key issues to come together and engage. KSA is hosting for the first time, and it is an exciting prospect. more

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