Subscribe Now
Trending News

DigitalScotland

DigitalScotland 2022

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR PUBLIC SECTOR TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS​

25 October 2022
Edinburgh international conference centre
Live & In-Person

Senior ICT and Digital public sector stakeholders qualify for complimentary tickets
DigitalScotland 2022
Welcome back to the largest annual conference for public sector technology professionals in Scotland, held live and in-person in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Scotland’s long history of pioneering innovation is continued in the modern era with its status as one of the fastest-growing tech clusters outside of London and aspiration to become the ‘data capital of Europe’.

Register your interest now and take a front seat as global govtech leaders share technology insights and lessons in digital transformation leadership, skills, cultural change and data-driven innovation.

2021 highlights 

Confirmed Speakers 






Ambassador of Estonia in the UK




Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise
The Scottish Government




Chief Executive
Scottish Business Resilience Centre




Cluster Manager for Scotland's Cyber Cluster
ScotlandIS




Research & Skills Manager
Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre




Digital Director
The Scottish Government




Deputy Director Head of Digital Transformation Division
Digital Directorate, The Scottish Government




Head of Digital Citizen Unit
The Scottish Government




Chief Data Officer
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS)




CEO
Research Data Scotland




Head of Open Data
The Scottish Government




Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Deputy Vice Principle of Research (AI), Director of The Bayes Centre
University of Edinburgh




Head of IT Service
Registers of Scotland




Head of the Scottish AI Alliance
The Data Lab - Innovation Centre




Deputy Director, Cloud & Digital Services
The Scottish Government




Solution Architect – Capability Lead
Leidos




Business Development Manager
cyberQuarter, University of Abertay




Senior Technology Evangelist
Sophos




Chief Information and Digital Officer
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service




Director of Corporate Transformation & Workplace
The Scottish Government




Consulting Manager, Digital Identity
Sopra Steria




Executive Director of Performance Audit and Best Value
Audit Scotland




Head of the Scottish Digital Academy
The Scottish Government




Digital Committee Chair
Citizens Advice Scotland




Chief Digital & Information Officer
Police Scotland




Digital Innovation Lead - Smart Cities
Amazon Web Services (AWS)




Deputy Director, Digital Connectivity
The Scottish Government




CEO
Capita Public Service




CTO
Brightsolid




Product Manager – Cloud First
The Scottish Government




CEO
Castlepoint Systems




Chief Executive
ScotlandIS




Renewables and Connectivity Lead
Orkney Council




Chief Technology Officer
Digital Office for Scottish Local Government




Programme Director, Digital Infrastructure Team
Scottish Futures Trust




Chief Officer Digital & Technology
Aberdeen City Council




Scotland, Head of Business Development
BT Enterprise, Corporate & Public Sector

Conference Agenda

25 October 2022

Session One: Transforming Government

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Refreshments & networking

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcome and Chair's opening remarks


Kim McAllister
BBC Scotland
9:10 AM – 9:20 AM

Ministerial keynote


Ivan McKee
The Scottish Government
9:20 AM – 9:35 AM

Getting digital government right:

What does good digital government look like and how do we harness technology to reduce digital exclusion, promote collaborative leadership and raise digital skills.


Antony Clark
Audit Scotland
9:35 AM – 9:50 AM

Transforming corporate services:

Delivering corporate capability fit for the future: digital, lean, shared, sustainable


Brian Reid
The Scottish Government
9:50 AM – 10:05 AM

How does Estonia’s past experience help to plan the future of a digital society?


Ambassador H.E. Mr. Viljar Lubi
Ambassador of Estonia in the UK
10:05 AM – 10:20 AM

More information coming soon


Jason Whittet
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Fireside Chat:

Global government digital leaders


Geoff Huggins
The Scottish Government

Ambassador H.E. Mr. Viljar Lubi
Ambassador of Estonia in the UK

Jason Whittet
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Refreshments & networking

Session Two & Three: Parallel Masterclass Sessions

11:20 AM – 12:30 PM

Parallel masterclass sessions

12:30 PM – 1:25 PM

Lunch & networking

Session Four: Leadership streams on Digital Transformation, Cloud, Connectivity and Data & AI

1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Digital Transformation:

From the transactional to the transformational: building person-centred digital services around the citizen


Joy Bramfitt-Wanless
Digital Directorate, The Scottish Government

Eilidh McLaughlin
The Scottish Government

Steve Roud
Aberdeen City Council

Richard Thompson
Sopra Steria
1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Cloud:

Innovation, decommissioning, net zero and scale: transforming services means embracing the full potential of cloud


John Campbell
The Scottish Government

Ross Lyon
The Scottish Government

Keith Dargie
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Paul Christie
Registers of Scotland

Jon Gasparini
Brightsolid
1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Connectivity:

Future-proofing national digital infrastructure: government and industry working together to build Scotland’s fifth public utility


Robbie McGhee
The Scottish Government

Sarah Eynon
Scottish Futures Trust

Shona Croy
Orkney Council
1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Data & AI:

Building inclusive, trustworthy and ethical AI: using data to power the next generation of digital products and services


Steph Wright
The Data Lab - Innovation Centre

Colin Birchenall
Digital Office for Scottish Local Government

Doreen Grove
The Scottish Government

Michael Rovatsos
University of Edinburgh

Rachael Greaves
Castlepoint Systems
2:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Networking & refreshments

Session Five: Leadership streams on Cybersecurity, Innovation, Data Transformation & Workforce Transformation

3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Cybersecurity:

Building Scotland's cyber resilience through community, collaboration and increased focus on skills and security operations


Jude McCorry
Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Ciara Mitchell
ScotlandIS

Cheryl Torano
cyberQuarter, University of Abertay
3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Innovation:

Utilising the potential of Scotland‘s digital ecosystem to stimulate and scale innovation – creating jobs, attracting investment and improving services


Roger Halliday
Research Data Scotland

David Dunn
Citizens Advice Scotland
3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Data Transformation:

Harnessing data to optimise the performance of critical public services – leveraging new technologies including data analytics, AI and IoT to boost operational effectiveness


Andrew Hendry
Police Scotland

Davie Gow
Leidos

Albert King
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS)
3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Workforce Transformation:

Helping workforces upskill and re-skill to keep up with citizen demand for modern public services


Lee Dunn
The Scottish Government

Sanna Rimpiläinen
Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre
4:25 PM

Conference close

SPONSORS