As part of its first major grant, the WCIT Charity awarded £300,000 to both Missing People and CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). These were chosen from over 70 charities who applied for the grant. WCIT Charity also sets up the Artificial Intelligence Learning Exchange (now AI4C) to assemble and disseminate best practice in this technology area for the benefit of the Charity Sector.  

The WCIT’s 100th Business Lunch was held on 16 May. The Speaker was Mark Smith, Founder and CEO of Ada, the National College for Digital Skills. 

A Tri-Livery event was held with the Stationers’ and Marketors’ Companies on how businesses can benefit from the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Jointly with the Real Time Club, a debate was held upon the motion “Technology is the Enemy of Democracy”, chaired by Lord Dyson, former Master of the Rolls.