Inspirational speakers, insightful case-studies, hands-on workshops and healthy debate combined to make the Digital Cities series of events, hosted by FutureScot in association with The Sunday Times Scotland, a compelling medium with which to engage in the nation’s digital future.
Over the course of two weeks during September, the Digital Cities team set up in Dundee, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling and Glasgow, providing a platform for policymakers, skills specialists, and professionals from a range of digital technologies, to present their insights, and a forum for hundreds of delegates to pose questions and propose solutions.
A supplement in The Sunday Times Scotland today provides a snapshot of the events’ content and output (click on the page opposite to download); more features, as well as presentations and information about the organisations involved, can be found here:
1Glasgow set to be tech’s ‘living lab’; 2From Obama’s White House to the Granite City; 3Nation’s success in digital has to be international; 4Community crowdfunder seeking Scottish growth; 5CivTech solving public sector challenges; 6Want to find a good place to live?; 7North-east push to become global digital leader; 8Stirling: Why doing nothing is not an option; 9 Dundee & Perth: Digital strategy’s economic rejuvenation; 10 How data can support development in Edinburgh’s tourism industry; 11 Comment: Let’s not waste this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; 12The need for security, the potential of smart; 13Building an IoT nation for all; 14Closing the gender skills gap; 15NESTA’s smart city analysis of Scotland.
The series was supported by XMA, Check Point Software Technologies, Skills Development Scotland, Smart Energy GB, CGI UK, Glasgow University, Registers of Scotland and Spacehive. Our thanks also to the Scottish Government, Scotland’s city councils, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, Scotland’s universities and colleges, the Federation of Small Businesses Scotland, SCDI, SCVO, The Data Lab, ScotlandIs, CivTech, Opportunity North East (ONE), Nesta, CENSIS, and Leidos.