Entanet has published an open letter to the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, who will today take over as Prime Minister, urging her to replace current Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey MP, with someone who has the ability to understand the communications industry from a technical perspective.
In the letter, attributed to Entanet’s Head of Service, Neil Watson, the company states that, in its view, Mr Vaizey has not been effective due to a lack of experience, and notes that even his own website describes him as being more oriented towards the arts than technology.
It goes on to suggest that Baroness Joanna Shields might be a suitable choice for the post. “Her experience of technology – which includes everything from streaming video and audio, network storage, online marketing, social media and latterly championing the social responsibilities of the Internet as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Internet Safety and Security – suggests to us that she has the abilities necessary to continue to pioneer digital technology within the United Kingdom.”
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