Steven George-Hilley, Founder and Chairman
Steven George-Hilley is the founder and Chairman of Colloquium.
His main focus is to spearhead campaigns that support the strategic application of technology to improve public services. He is also a senior member of the Conservative Party’s Technology Forum, an organisation which provides policy development for the political process.
Steve is also involved in charity and fundraising work in Africa and other parts of the developing world, with the Civil Society magazine covering his work with The Glove Project in The Gambia.
Steven is also the founder of Centropy PR, a technology communications agency based in London.
Follow Steven George-Hilley on Twitter @StevenGeorgia
Authored research papers
Revenge Porn: The rising tide of digital harassment
For many of us, social media offers the opportunity to engage with friends and family at the touch of a button. It provides users with a platform to launch a business, to share creative ideas and reach vast global audiences.
Unfortunately the ability to instantly upload images and video is not always used responsibly. Our research shows that there are an increasing number of investigations launched by Police forces across the country into ‘revenge porn’ cases.
The offence often involves an offender uploading and sharing intimate content of a former partner onto social media, designed to cause distress and harassment. In response to the growing number of offences in this category, a new law was passed in April 2015 making such conduct illegal and a criminal offence.
- Press coverage: The Guardian: 175 cases of Revenge Porn Crimes revealed
- Press coverage: The Daily Mail: Almost 200 victims of Revenge Porn
Read full report published in Ⓒ 2015 by Parliament Street and Steve George-Hilley
Smart Government: Giving the public sector a tech injection
Smart Government, edited by Patrick Sullivan and Nabil Najjar, and featuring a foreword by the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, is Parliament Street’s first book, launched to positive reviews in March 2015.
Ahead of the 2015 General Election, perhaps the most important in a generation, Parliament Street has brought together a group of leading Conservative Party activists, business and charity leaders and political figures to put forward a manifesto for “Smart Government”.
Featuring a foreword by Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, this guide proposes policy recommendations on a variety of key topical issues, such as the economic recovery, the European Union, housing, education, energy, and constitutional reform. We hope this publication will build on the vital work done by David Cameron’s Government, and help secure and enhance the future of the United Kingdom.
Read full report, Ⓒ 2015 by Parliament Street and Steven George-Hilley
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in local government
The advent of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies in both the public and private sectors is being fuelled by the tidal wave of personal devices now owned by employees which are often more expensive and sophisticated than those provided by the employer.
Devices purchased and paid for by organisations for use by employees are now often of older specification than expected and are lacking in features and applications desired in the fast-moving technology marketplace.
Once considered a privilege, work devices such as mobile phones and laptops are often seen as a second choice compared with personally selected and upgraded devices chosen by consumers. The ability of employers to keep up with these rapid changes in specification and demand is also inflamed by the fact that device orders often have to be made in batches rather than on individual requests. This means that all too often, work device upgrades are slower than expected, leaving the employer one step behind employee expectations.
- Press coverage: Local Gov: Councils failing to implement BYOD initiativs
- Press coverage: IT Pro: BYOD use in Local Councils explored
Read full report. Ⓒ 2014 by Parliament Street and Steve George-Hilley