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Lord Ed Vaizey

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Lord Vaizey is the Chair of Digital Futures Advisory Board. In this role he is responsible for providing strategic input in to the development of Digital Futures, promoting its mission and supporting its position as a major force for change within the UK technology sector.

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.

Ed was the Member of Parliament for Wantage between 2005 and 2019.  He served as the UK Government Culture and Digital Minister from 2010-16, and is the longest-serving Minister in that role.  He was appointed a privy councillor in 2016.

In his role as digital minister, Ed was responsible for the roll out of the successful rural broadband programme to more than 4 million homes, the introduction of 4G, and tax credits for film, television, animation and video games, which have helped make the creative industries the fastest growing part of the UK economy.

In addition, he played a key role in putting coding in the national curriculum for schools, and in attracting inward investment to the UK tech economy.

In the private sector, Ed is an executive-in-residence at LionTree, the leading global M&A advisory firm specialising in TMT with offices in New York, San Francisco, London and Paris. Ed also on the Technology Media and Telecoms advisory board of FTI consulting.

“Always go for dinner if invited”

Lord Ed Vaizey

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