The Programme

See below for the full programme for the Comment Conference: Networked Nation held at Microsoft and Channel 4 on Tuesday 14th December 2010.

14th December 2010, London

8.45 - 9.00am


9.00 - 9.15am

Intro and VT from Race Online 2012

 9.15 - 10.00am

Martha Lane Fox in conversation with David Rowan, Editor, Wired UK

10.00 - 10.45am


  • Matt Locke, Head of Cross Platform, Channel 4
  • Niall Murphy, Co-Founder, Evrythng

10.45 - 11.15am


11.15 - 12.45pm

How to create a Networked Nation?

Chair: Derek Wyatt, Founder, Oxford Internet Institute
Panel includes:

  • Ashley Highfield, Managing Director & VP, Consumer & Online UK, Microsoft
  • Justine Roberts, MD & Founder, Mumsnet
  • Jolanta Lasota, Chief Executive, Treehouse
  • Alex Balfour, Head of Digital, London 2012

12.45 - 1.30pm


1.30 - 2.00pm

Walking Bus to afternoon session

2.00 - 3.30pm

Digital Innovation – what’s new now?

in association with Edelman

Chair: Stefan Stern, Director of Strategy, Edelman
Panel includes:

  • Richard Slaney, Head of Digital, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Nico Macdonald, Spy and Co-Author, ‘BIG POTATOES: The London Manifesto for Innovation’
  • Professor Lucy Hooberman, Director of Digital Media and Innovation, University of Warwick
  • Ben Hammersley, Writer and Technologist

3.30 - 3.45pm


David McCandless, Author, Information is Beautiful

3.45 - 4.15pm

Tea Break

4.15 - 5.45pm

Does the Internet have a future?

in association with Detica

Chair: Benjamin Cohen, Business/Technology Correspondent, Channel 4 News

Panel includes:

  • Henry Harrison, Technical Director, Detica
  • James Harkin, Director of Flockwatching and Author of Cyburbia
  • Mary Ann Sieghart, Writer and Broadcaster
  • Jag Singh, Founder, MessageSpace

5.45 - 6.15 pm

Keynote Speech from Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
Introduced by David Abraham, Chief Executive, Channel 4

6.15 - 7.30pm

Evening Drinks Reception

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