Edinburgh & South East

Supporting economic growth and digital transformation across Scotland

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023
Venue: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
Timings: 08:30 – 16:30

Ticket Prices (including admission to reception)


Scotland’s digital technology sector is a vital part of the country’s economy, and it is poised for growth in the coming years. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting industry and connecting with like-minded professionals, then register to attend DigitalScotland: Edinburgh & South East, which is focused on growing Scotland’s digital technology sector and economy.

The full day event is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in Scotland’s digital technology industry to come together and share ideas, learn from experts, and connect with others in the field. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, you will find valuable insights and networking opportunities at this event.

  • Learn from experts: The event will feature keynote speakers who are experts in the digital technology industry. You will have the opportunity to learn from their experiences, insights, and knowledge.
  • Networking opportunities: The event provides ample opportunities for networking with other professionals in the industry. You can meet potential business partners, collaborators, and mentors, and expand your professional network.
  • Gain new insights: The event will provide a unique opportunity to gain new insights into the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in Scotland’s digital technology industry. You can learn about new tools and techniques that can help you to stay ahead of the curve.
  • Access to resources: The event will provide access to various resources and services that can help you to grow your business or career in the digital technology sector. You can learn about funding opportunities, training programs, and other resources that can help you to achieve your goals.
  • Be part of a community: Attending the event can help you to feel connected to a community of professionals who share your interests and goals. You can exchange ideas, collaborate on projects, and support each other’s professional development.


2023 Speakers

To be announced

Event Sponsors

Conference Agenda

13 September 2023 | Session Five - Our place in the world

4:25 PM – 5:00 PM

Our place in the world

Highlighting opportunities to secure inward tech investment and export Scotland's digital products and services

5:00 PM

Networking & drinks reception

13 September 2023 | Session Four - Leadership Streams

3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Leadership Stream A: Technology and innovation in healthcare

Opportunities to drive growth across the healthtech sector

3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Leadership Stream B: Building a world-class cluster for data, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems

Opportunities to support the growth of data and AI products and services

3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Leadership Stream C: Joining the global fintech revolution

Opportunities to support the development of a vibrant fintech economy, spanning banking, RegTech, InsurTech, lending and payments

13 September 2023 | Session Three - Innovation and driving key sector growth

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM

Government driving change

Harnessing innovation and technology to support economic transformation

1:40 PM – 1:55 PM

Supporting the tech ecosystem

Unlocking the potential for Scotland's startups and founders

1:55 PM – 2:10 PM


2:10 PM – 2:25 PM


2:25 PM – 2:45 PM


2:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Refreshments & networking

13 September 2023 | Session Two - Parallel Masterclass Sessions

11:20 AM – 12:30 PM

Parallel Masterclass Sessions

Driving digital transformation and culture change: how key clusters can drive the wider economy by harnessing technology

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


13 September 2023 | Session One - Securing the future

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & networking

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Chair opening remarks

9:05 AM – 9:15 AM

Policy and regulatory levers driving economic growth.

Spotlighting the achievements of City Region & Regional Growth Deals, profiling key sectors and discussing future investment plans

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Generating impact

Strategy, driving collaboration and generating ‘impact’ between industry, academia, and government

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Harnessing tech for business growth

Leveraging data and digital innovation to support emerging and legacy businesses

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Supporting regional digital transformation

Building a robust digital infrastructure to support the new generation of smart services - supporting new industries and stimulating economic growth

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM


10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel discussion: Developing the digital economy

Pan-regional efforts to boost the tech ecosystem




11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Morning break

Event Sponsors

2023 Speakers

Coming soon

Conference Agenda