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DigitalScotland 2022

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR PUBLIC SECTOR TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS​

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

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 





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





Ambassador of Estonia in the UK




Chief Executive
Scottish Business Resilience Centre




Business Development Manager
cyberQuarter, University of Abertay




Research & Skills Manager
Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre




Field CISO EMEA
Check Point Software Technologies




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




CEO
Research Data Scotland




Chief Data Officer
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS)




Head of Open Data
The Scottish Government




Head of IT Service
Registers of Scotland




Head of The Scottish AI Alliance
The Scottish AI Alliance




Chair
Scotland 5G Centre




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




Senior Solution Architect (ITSM)
Clearvision




Solution Architect – Capability Lead
Leidos




Business Change – Business Analyst
Aberdeenshire Council




Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation
The Scottish Government




Business Change Service Manager
Aberdeenshire Council




Senior Technology Evangelist
Sophos




Chief Information and Digital Officer
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service




Director of Corporate Transformation & Workplace
The Scottish Government




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




Head of Consulting Citizen and Devolved Government
Sopra Steria




Head of Cities
Amazon Web Services (AWS)




Deputy Director, Digital Connectivity
The Scottish Government




CTO
Brightsolid




Delivery Director
VKY Intelligent Automation




VP of Marketing
Queue-it




Product Manager – Cloud First
The Scottish Government




Cyber Development Lead and Head of Data
ScotlandIS




CEO
Castlepoint Systems




Chief Digital Officer
COSLA




Service Owner for Cloud 1st Programme, Digital Directorate
The Scottish Government




Renewables and Connectivity Lead
Orkney Council




Chief Executive Officer
CENSIS




Programme Director, Digital Infrastructure Team
Scottish Futures Trust




Director
Glasgow City Innovation District




Chief Officer Digital & Technology
Aberdeen City Council




Chief Marketing Officer
Codeclan




Head of Professional Services
Scottish Business Resilience Centre 




Vice Chair
National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board




Business Solutions Consultant
Objective




Director Strategic Partnerships and Commissioning
Scottish Borders Council




Professor
University of Glasgow




Cybersecurity Specialist
Cisco




Head of Business Intelligence
Glasgow City Council




Professor
Strathclyde University




Director of Consulting Services
CGI




Founder
Calba




Chief of Consult & Transform
Capita Public Service




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 MSP
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 Scottish AI Alliance

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

Conference Agenda

Session One: Transforming Government

08:00 – 09:00am: Refreshments & networking

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

Delivering corporate capability fit for the future: digital, lean, shared, sustainable
Brian Reid, The Scottish Government

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

Why is digital transformation important and what you can do today to ensure the future of Scotland.

Jason Whittet, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

 

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 – 11:20am: Refreshments & networking

Session Two & Three: Parallel Masterclass Sessions

In this masterclass we will highlight some of the innovation created through the Scotland 5G Centre “Wave One” projects. Focusing on where the innovation has applied and the Centre’s role supporting access to the technology and also the uptake of 5G technology in general, across Scotland.
Julie Snell, Scotland 5G Centre.       Prof. Muhammad Imran, University of Glasgow.    Prof. Bob Stewart, Strathclyde University

Public Sector is seeing a 90% increase in highly disruptive ransomware attacks with Public Cloud, Email, Application Vulnerabilities and Supply Chain driving cyber risk to unprecedented levels. Check Points, Chief Information Security Officer, Deryck Mitchelson, will share strategies and solutions for delivering secure digital transformation whilst preventing your next ransomware and data breach.

 Deryck Mitchelson, Checkpoint

 

Do you need to improve the speed of service, but don’t have the time – or resource – to build a custom solution? Let’s show you how you can use the flexible pre-built templates available in Jira Service Management, and apply them to your workflows.
Gary Blower, Clearvision

With digital becoming the face of the public sector, it’s never been more important to keep public sector services online. Learn how you can improve website performance and resilience to deliver a superior citizen experience no matter the demand.

Patrick Spring, Queue-it

We’ve seen digital transformation executed at extraordinary scale and speed in recent years, including the introduction of new ways of working and managing information. But how can we build on such digitisation efforts? What role does technology play when it comes to managing information? And what emerging threats and challenges need to be acknowledged and addressed?
Ian McEwan, Objective
The micro exercise session combines several fundamental aspects of cyber security with additional, broader cyber security learnings to ensure all organisations, regardless of their sector or level of cyber knowledge, can benefit and learn about:
– Ensuring password security
– Identifying and reporting phishing emails
– Connecting securely during remote work
-Responding to a ransomware attack
Declan Doyle, SBRC

Hear from Aberdeenshire Council as they outline their experience to date in delivering Robotic Process Automation across the Council. They’ll outline how they developed the business case, ensured stakeholder buy in whilst sharing some of the benefits delivered to date.

Alex Croucher, VKY Intelligent Automation.  Colleen Henderson, Aberdeenshire Council.    Michelle Simmons, Aberdeenshire Council

It’s hard to know what’s more complex these days, the threats, or the plethora of tools we use to contain them.
What if the solution doesn’t involve buying any more cybersecurity product, but instead making better use of what you have?
Jonathan Hope, Sophos

With the increased demand on Local Authorities and Health & Social Care Partnerships, IT and Tech consulting firm CGI and Scottish Borders Council discuss the positive outcomes that can be delivered for care practitioners, service users and communities through the strategic digital transformation of services.

Gary Lessels, CGI    Jen Holland, Scottish Borders Council

Having the right digital foundations and infrastructure gives you confidence to transform your services, wherever you are. To deliver new innovation and inclusive opportunities for people in your community. Learn with live examples of how together, we can Connect Scotland for Good.

Hayden Edwards, BT Enterprise, Corporate & Public Sector

The Infralink team will take you through what you can do to help the public sector and the mobile sector engage better to deploy more mobile infrastructure in your area.

Sarah Eynon, Scottish Futures Trust 

12:30 – 1:25pm: Lunch & networking

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

Dr. Margaret Whoriskey MBE, Digital Health and Care Directorate      Joy Bramfitt-Wanless, The Scottish Government      Steve Roud, Aberdeen City Council

Jackie Smith, Sopra Steria     Eilidh McLaughlin, The Scottish Government

 
 

Nia Lewis, Scottish Government            Ross Lyon, The Scottish Government    Keith Dargie, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. 

Paul Christie, Registers of Scotland     Jon Gasparini, Brightsolid

 
 

Robbie McGhee, The Scottish Government.    Sarah Eynon, Scottish Futures Trust     Shona Croy, Orkney Council.    David Lewis, Capita Public Service

 

Steph Wright, The Scottish AI Alliance   Doreen Grove, The Scottish Government    Michael Rovatsos, University of Edinburgh 

  Rachael Greaves, Castlepoint Systems  

 

2:45 – 3:05pm: Refreshments & networking

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

Jude McCorry, Scottish Business Resilience Centre        Robert Hayes, National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board      David Ferguson, ScotlandIS.   

Cheryl Torano, cyberQuarter, University of Abertay         Steve McKee, Cisco

Roger Halliday Research Data Scotland      David Dunn, Citizens Advice Scotland    Alisdair Gunn, Glasgow City Innovation District.    Paul Winstanley, CENSIS

 
 
 

Douglas Shirlaw, COSLA                           Andrew Hendry, Police Scotland             Albert King, NHS National Services Scotland (NSS)    

Kimberley Hose, Glasgow City Council   Davie Gow, Leidos. 

 

Lee Dunn, The Scottish Government    Sanna Rimpiläinen, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre      Linda Scott, Codeclan    Stephen McAinsh, Calba

 

4:25pm: Conference close

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