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Pol Achievements

Political Achievements

Derek Wyatt is currently MP for Sittingbourne & Sheppey, a seat he has held since 1997.

He was the PPS to Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Minister of State at the DCMS from July 007- October 2008 and he then was PPS to the whole department. He was PPS to the Rt Hon Lord Malloch-Brown at the FCO until July, 2009.

2009

** Invited to FT Finance Conference Doha, Qatar September, 2009

** AP China Group visit to Beijing & Tibet September, 2009

** Main Speaker at IT Conference in Seoul, South Korea July, 2009

** Visited Soweto June, 2009

** AP Iraqi Group visit to Northern Iraq April, 2009

** IPT Fellowship India March, 2009

2008

** Spent time with the McCain, Clinton and Obama campaign teams in Washington DC and Chicago; met Barack Obama. April, 2008

** Visited Samsung, Seoul April,2008

** IPT Fellowship Shanghai June, 2008

** Short-listed (top 3) for New Statesman new media award for best elected representative. July, 2008

** Won a £5k Commonwealth Parliamentary Fellowship to Mumbai and Chennai - to look at the Creative Industries. September, 2008

** CPA Visit to South Africa October, 2008

** Overall winner of the British Computer Society MP Best Web Site Awards. November, 2008

** Attended the eInclusion EU awards and conference in Vienna. December, 2008

** Led a team of 8 senior UK academics in Artificial Intelligence to a workshop with their counterparts in Hyderabad, India. December, 2008

2007

** Visited the campaign teams of Sarkozy, Royale & Beyrou in Paris. April, 2007

** Led a team of 12 senior academics to Bangalore and Hyderabad as part of the UKIERI programme May, 2007

** Visited Hong Kong on behalf of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. July, 2007

** Spent a week at Rim (Blackberry), Microsoft, Apple and Google. September, 2007

** Won a British Computer Society MP Web Site award for Best Engagement site  November, 2007

2006

** successfully completed an FT sponsored course on the City of London July, 2006

** won an ISPA award for his work in re-writing the Computer Misuse Act 2006 

** won the New Statesman award for his web site (Elected Representative) 2006;  short-listed again for New Statesman award 2008 (top 3) 

** nominated as one of the Top 10 global figures in politics and the internet by Politics Online 2006 (and again in 2007) 

** attended the induction course for Congressmen and women at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard December, 2006

Whilst an MP he has:

** was a member of the Culture, Media & Sport select committee 1997-2005

** member of Public Accounts select committee 2007

** chaired six all party groups 1997-2007

** lectured on eGovernment issues in Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and America 1997-2009

** published articles in EU and UK journals on IT, Media and Olympics 1997-2009

** completed a Parliamentary Fellowship programme with Motorola 1999

** won a £10k Fellowship to look at IT in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia 2000

** selected as the only MP to attend the senior executive BT Vital Visions programme at Berkeley and Stanford universities on Change Management 2001

** become the UK representative on the world board of www.eParl.net 2003

** invited to become a trustee at Time Bank, Start Here and Citizens Online 2004-05

2006

** successfully completed an FT sponsored course on the City of London July, 2006

** won an ISPA award for his work in re-writing the Computer Misuse Act 2006 

** won the New Statesman award for his web site (Elected Representative) 2006;  short-listed again for New Statesman award 2008 (top 3) 

** nominated as one of the Top 10 global figures in politics and the internet by Politics Online 2006 (and again in 2007) 

** attended the induction course for Congressmen and women at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard December, 2006


Outside his role as an MP during the same period he has:

** been on several US Advisory Boards of dot.com start-ups 1998-2000

** chaired and helped raise privately £8 million for clicksure.com 1999

** sat on the Chancellor’s Advisory committee at Exeter University

** helped sell Spafax to WPP and then was its chairman from 1999-2004

** chaired, raised another £8 million and placed on the Aim market, Einstein TV 1999

** initiated, wrote the documents, sold the project into the Vice Chancellor’s Office at Oxford University for an Oxford Internet Institute 2000 and help raise the £5 million from DfES; opened in 2002; has been on the Advisory Board ever since

** Member of the International Advisory Board of Whistling Woods, Mumbai 2005

** started a process to bring the best Indian HE institute in Computer Science to the UK 2005-09



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