Wikipedia and Facebook speak at government Cyberspace event

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre has hosted the launch of The London Conference on Cyberspace, a Foreign & Commonwealth Office event featuring speakers from Wikipedia and Facebook.

Wikipedia and Facebook speak at government Cyberspace event
Wikipedia and Facebook speak at government Cyberspace event

The event, which took place on 1-2 November featured a keynote speech by Rt Hon William Hague MP, secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs.

A later keynote speech came from the vice president of the United States of America, Mr Joe Biden, introduced by prime minister David Cameron.

Other speakers included Helen Clark, administrator, United Nations Development Programme; Carl Bildt, minister for foreign affairs, Sweden; Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia; Atiaf Alwazir, Yemeni activist and researcher; Sachin Pilot, minister of communications, India; Joanna Shields, president, Facebook UK; Eric Van der Kleij, chief executive officer, Tech City UK.

Debates covered economic growth and development, and providing technology in the developing world.

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