The annual Communications Management Association conference takes place today.
The CMA has been supporting telecoms and ICT professionals and organisations within private and public sectors for almost 50 years.
They were due to host a presentation by Stephen Timms MP Minister of State for Competitiveness, but because of the cabinet reshuffle, had to pull out.
Sources close to the CMA told me that they had extended the invitation to Shriti Vadera, the broadband minister, but that she turned them down.
Now it could have been that the baroness was busy, but given that the government launched a major review of broadband last Friday, the CMA conference would be an opportune time to meet the people she is representing.
Given that she said last week:
“We must be ready to respond to future technological developments, which will place unprecedented challenges for our communications networks over the coming decade.”
If there are really “unprecedented challenges for our communications networks” ahead, then why isn’t she attending a conference for network managers who might be best place to advise her?