This policy forum brings together senior academics, business leaders and policy-makers in order to identify policies and strategies that will help maximise the potential of the UK's increasingly significant Internet economy.

This policy forum brings together senior academics, business leaders and policy-makers in order to identify policies and strategies that will help maximise the potential of the UK’s increasingly significant Internet economy. This forum follows on from the release of a major Google-commissioned report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) which outlines the value, shape and direction of the Internet economy in the UK.

Building on the findings of this report, and using OII research and Google’s own crowd-sourcing efforts from its dedicated website at: http://www.connectedkingdom.co.uk/ , discussion at the forum will be driven towards identifying detailed recommendations for policy and strategy. Whilst the agenda will be drawn up to reflect the specific interests and expertise of participants, likely topics will include technical infrastructure and investment, regulatory frameworks, potential contribution and differential needs of SMEs, profile and trends in online consumption and regional strengths and weaknesses.

You can download a copy of the report, follow an online discussion or contribute your responses on the Connected Kingdom website (above).

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