Digital Glasgow 2024

Supporting digital transformation, innovation and economic growth across the city region

Date: Thursday 31 October 2024
Venue: University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow
Conference timings: 08:30 - 16:30

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With Glasgow named as one of the UK’s three Innovation Accelerators, backed with private sector redevelopment of key infrastructure, and academic support, the tech cluster is on a significant growth trajectory and this is a must attend event that will define your organisation’s role in Glasgow’s Tech Ecosystem.

Digital Glasgow 2024 will bring together policymakers, business leaders, educators and community stakeholders to explore the opportunities and challenges of economic growth and digital transformation across the city. 

Join us as we chart the next steps for the city and the wider ‘metro region’ as it looks to secure its place in the global firmament of rising tech stars.

The full day conference will also provide:

  • Skills and infrastructure investment to stimulate the region’s digital economy
  • An insight into locally-funded programmes that are helping to boost jobs, productivity, exports and innovation
  • Update on tech ecosystem and startups funding opportunities for growth
  • Understanding how regions can learn from one another, work together and partner with local and national agencies
  • Networking opportunities and sharing best practice
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Digital Glasgow 2024 is fully accredited by The CPD Group, the largest accreditation body in the UK. If you attend, you will qualify for 8 CPD credits. For more information click here.

Sponsors

2023 Speakers

2024 speakers to be announced at a later date


Chief Entrepreneur
The Scottish Government

Chief Scientist (Health)
The Scottish Government

ICT and Digital Technologies Sector Skills Manager
Skills Development Scotland

Chief Executive
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Executive Chair
FinTech Scotland

Director of Regional Economic Growth
Glasgow City Council

Director of Innovation and Industry Engagement
University of Strathclyde

Head of School
Adam Smith Business School, The University of Glasgow

Chief Commercial Officer
ClydeSpace

Founder & Chair
Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT)

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland
UK Government

Director
Glasgow City Innovation District

Director of Economic Development
The Scottish Government

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Strathclyde Business School

VP, Regional Engagement
CodeBase

Strategic Innovation Director
FinTech Scotland

Founder
Trade in Space

Rheumatology Medical Team Leader
Pfizer UK Medical

Cyber Exercising Coordinator
CyberScotland

Head of UK Healthcare and Public Sector Markets
Zühlke Group

Sponsors

2023 Agenda

2024 agenda coming soon

26 October 2023 | Session 1 - Securing the future (2023)

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & networking

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Chair's opening remarks


Silka Patel
Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT)
9:05 AM – 9:20 AM

Supporting economic transformation

Establishing the Glasgow City Region as an ‘innovation accelerator’ – driving up prosperity and opportunity for local people


Kevin Rush
Glasgow City Council
9:20 AM – 9:35 AM

Generating impact

Harnessing the strengths of industry, academia and government to build a high-performing and productive economy


Meryl Levington
University of Strathclyde
9:35 AM – 9:50 AM

Harnessing tech for business growth

Leveraging data and digital innovation to support emerging and legacy businesses


Stuart Patrick CBE
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
9:50 AM – 10:05 AM

Questions from the audience

10:05 AM – 10:15 AM

Ministerial keynote

UK Government backing technology and innovation


John Lamont
UK Government
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel discussion: Developing the digital economy

Pan-regional efforts to boost the tech ecosystem


Claire Gillespie
Skills Development Scotland

Alisdair Gunn
Glasgow City Innovation District

Chris Boyland
CodeBase
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Networking break

26 October 2023 | Session 2 - Technology driving innovation in life sciences and healthcare (2023)

11:20 AM – 12:40 PM

Technology driving innovation in life sciences and healthcare

Opportunities to drive growth across the bio-tech, med-tech and health-tech sectors


Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak
The Scottish Government

Michael McLean
Pfizer UK Medical

Dr. Elijah Nazarzadeh
Nebuflow

Kevin Murray
Zühlke Group
12:40 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch, exhibitor showcase & networking

26 October 2023 | Session 3 - Innovation, economic transformation and entrepreneurship (2023)

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Government driving change

Harnessing innovation and technology to support economic transformation


Colin Cook
The Scottish Government
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Supporting the Tech Ecosystem

Unlocking the potential for Scotland’s startups and founders


Mark Logan
The Scottish Government
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Digitising chemistry

Scotland's next unicorn? Disrupting science, and discovering the origins of life


Prof. Lee Cronin
Chemify
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Questions from the audience

2:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Networking break

26 October 2023 | Session 4 - Innovation and driving key economies: Sector innovation leadership streams (2023)

3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Stream 1: Building a world-class cluster for fintech excellence

Opportunities to support the digital transformation of financial services


Stephen Ingledew OBE
FinTech Scotland

Dr. Devraj Basu
Strathclyde Business School

Professor Eleanor Shaw OBE
Adam Smith Business School, The University of Glasgow

Trish Quinn
FinTech Scotland
3:05 PM – 3:45 PM

Stream 2: Maintaining and growing a global reputation for innovation in space technologies

Opportunities to support the future of the space and geospatial industries in Glasgow


Robin Sampson
Trade in Space

Peter Anderson
ClydeSpace
3:05 PM – 3:45 PM

Stream 3: Exercise in a Box

Exercise in a Box is a non-technical workshop which helps organisations find out how resilient they are to cyber attacks and practice their response in a safe environment. Exercise in a Box is a tool that recreates real-world business scenarios and with probing questions attached to each scenario, it allows your organisation to test its cyber resilience.


Stephen Broadbridge
CyberScotland
3:50 PM – 5:30 PM

Networking & drinks reception

Event Sponsors

2023 Speakers

Coming soon


Chief Entrepreneur
The Scottish Government

Chief Scientist (Health)
The Scottish Government

ICT and Digital Technologies Sector Skills Manager
Skills Development Scotland

Chief Executive
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Executive Chair
FinTech Scotland

Director of Regional Economic Growth
Glasgow City Council

Director of Innovation and Industry Engagement
University of Strathclyde

Head of School
Adam Smith Business School, The University of Glasgow

Chief Commercial Officer
ClydeSpace

Founder & Chair
Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT)

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland
UK Government

Director
Glasgow City Innovation District

Director of Economic Development
The Scottish Government

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Strathclyde Business School

VP, Regional Engagement
CodeBase

Strategic Innovation Director
FinTech Scotland

Founder
Trade in Space

Rheumatology Medical Team Leader
Pfizer UK Medical

Cyber Exercising Coordinator
CyberScotland

Head of UK Healthcare and Public Sector Markets
Zühlke Group

Conference Agenda

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