Can the UK produce the next Facebook?
BY spectator events
November 28, 2013
Intercontinental Westminster, 22-28 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH
Ed Vaizey, minister of state for Culture and the Digital Economy
Julie Meyer, founder, Entrepreneur Country and managing partner, Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund
Rohan Silva, entrepreneur in residence, Index Ventures and former senior policy adviser to the British Prime Minister
Michael Tobin, CEO, Telecity
Digital giants Facebook, Google and Apple together boasted revenue of over $200 billion last year. They have brought consumers and businesses alike into palpable reach of one another, whilst enabling worldwide access to information and proselytising the freedom of speech. All three of the aforementioned are the result of American entrepreneurs. Has the UK fallen behind in the technological revolution? Is there a place for Britain in cyber space?