I met, at Direct House, with Paul Waller and Louise Bazalgette of the Digital Inclusion Team. (I didn\u2019t notice your last name in our meeting, Louise. Is Sir Joseph among your ancestors?)\nWe agreed there is much that Socitm can do in helping to promote the effective use of ICT to support Social Equality, particularly through making links to the relevant National Indicators.\nThese included asking all regions to invite the Team to present as part of this year\u2019s local events programme, carrying articles in our newsletter, signposting other relevant media, and facilitating discussion and debate. I will also endeavour to represent the Team\u2019s work in meetings I have with other peer groups and stakeholders.\nWe also discussed linking into Newham\u2019s work, particularly in TeleCare and TeleHealth and will brief Martin Scarfe who wasn\u2019t able to make our meeting.\nAs ever, much of our discussion hinged upon the requirement for universal broadband coverage. Louise told me about work the Team is supporting in the Aldgate area of the City of London, where they are proposing to use data over power circuits, and we agreed to stay in-touch concerning developments.\nPaul told me about a bracelet, developed by Orange, to help locate vulnerable people \u2013 e.g. Alzheimer\u2019s sufferers \u2013 who may be lost, of which I was unaware. I would think we should use this in Newham\u2019s planned TeleCare dementia trial. He also told me of Hull\u2019s digital TV developments providing support to vulnerable groups, known as \u201cStream\u201d .\nMore about the Digital Inclusion Team\u2019s work, available tools, research, consultation and reports is here.\nJohn Price and his colleague, Rupert Green, from Logicalis, met with Geoff and I to follow-up on a contact we made at the Socitm Conference. We talked mostly about Logicalis\u2019s approach to (data centre) virtualisation. Its Grace product seems of particular interest.\nIn the afternoon Adrian, Martin Fuggles and I met with Charlotte Gooch and four of her colleagues from Guardian Professional at their smart new offices near Kings Cross. (Actually, they are still based at their Farringdon offices, which are altogether different!)\nWe had a very productive meeting in furtherance of the Socitm Events Working Group\u2019s exploration of the Society\u2019s future approach to events management. It became clear that there are a range of partnership possibilities, and we agreed upon further exchange of information and follow-up actions on either side.