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CV 2010 

Derek Wyatt

020 7219 5807 (w) 07802 170511 (m)

A Member of Parliament with considerable business experience and a particular knowledge of digital media; he has floated one company on the AIM market; raised £8 million for another and founded the Oxford Internet Institute in 2000, now the lead institute of its kind in the world. Regularly featured in the top 50 IT visionaries, he has won four national IT awards and Radio5Live said he was the fastest emailer in the West! He was th first politician in the world to launch an iPhone App.

Derek is currently considering a number of executive roles, both in a full-time and a part-time capacity…..he is keen to help companies better understand Whitehall, to act as a bridge between the public and private sectors and to help software companies win business in the UK and overseas. He has strong contacts in Washington, DC – at the White House and at the FCC - in the Middle East especially, but not only, in Qatar, in India where he has headed up the UKIERI programme for IT since 2005 and in China.

Career History
1997 – 2010 Member of Parliament for Sittingbourne and Sheppey
(standing down at the next General Election)

PPS: Rt Hon Lord Malloch-Brown at FCO 2009
PPS: Rt Hon Margaret Hodge. Minister for the Arts 2007-09
Select Committee: Public Accounts 2007
Select Committee: Culture, Media & Sport 1997-2005

** founder and Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Internet group since 1997 (now the APP Communications Group);
** instituted the Parliament & Internet annual conference now in its sixth year
** initiated UK Online’s annual Digital Day for the Nation in 2007 now in its fourth year .
** his web site attracts over 600,000 unique readers a year
** won four national awards for his work in the IT space including three for his web site
** created the national occupational pensions “Stripped of Our
Pensions campaign helping to win £8 billion in 2008
** chaired six all party groups
** won two CPA travel scholarships to Southern Africa & India and a further two IPT fellowships to India & China
** sits on the Whistling Woods International Advisory Board in Bollywood.
** has been a frequent speaker on IT matters in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Las Vegas and NY and across Europe; he has visited the likes of Apple, Rim, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Sony, Nokia and Samsung.
** he has visited 11 Middle East countries.

** he has raised over £250 million including a new bridge (£100m), the largest Academy in the country (£55m), a ring road (£45m), a new link road (£25m) which will lever in a further £750m, and a new hospital (£13m).

1995 – 1997 Founder: The Computer Channel BSkyB

Initially raised $20 million for the project which was then snaffled by Newcorp in LA, raised a further £6 million from the UK. Television channel launched in November, 1996 it provided free home computer tuition and a help line for all Sky subscribers – a first.

1994 – 1995 Wire TV (cable only channel): Head of Programmes
Initiated two stand alone channels for Manchester United and
Rangers FC leading to BSkyB “closing” us down.

Previously A range of media employment in television, publishing and
journalism (1982-94); history teacher (1972-81)

Played rugby for Oxford University, Barbarians & England (1975-81); author of five books; UNO Special Award on Apartheid; Trustee of Citizen’s Online & Major Stanley’s (OURFC); Patron: Timebank; CAABU executive; Board member Editorial Intelligence; FRSA, Member WC IT; Freeman City of London; enjoys listening to jazz and travelling, having recently taken a 25 hour train journey to Lhasa, in Tibet.

Derek Wyatt TV Website