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DigitalScotland 2021

DigitalScotland 2021

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR PUBLIC SECTOR TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

Thursday 25TH NOVEMBER 2021 I EICC I IN-PERSON

SCOTLAND’S LEADING PUBLIC TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION CONFERENCE RETURNS ON 25 NOVEMBER 2021 WITH A WORLD LEADING PROGRAMME OF EXCHANGE BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERS – REGISTER NOW

About
We are Scotland's leading public technology and innovation event. Hosted every year from Edinburgh, the conference is a heady mix of leadership, creativity and skills that are driving transformational change across the public services we are all reliant upon.

Our audience is diverse as we operate at the intersection between the public and private realms, allowing people to connect, ideas to meld and new possibilities to form.

We invite you to join us in the home of The Enlightenment and take your virtual seat alongside fellow disruptors, innovators and free thinkers.
Why Attend?
We are currently building our programme, so why don’t you save the date, register your interest above and we will send you regular updates directly and on our newsletter.

In the meantime, have a look at our agenda from 2020, where we welcomed over 1,300 delegates, 40 speakers and 20 sponsor organisations to take part in a forum of open technological discussion, curiosity and debate.

IN 2020 WE WELCOMED 1300 DELEGATES, 40+ SPEAKERS AND 20 COMMERCIAL PARTNERS

AGENDA LIVE IN SEPTEMBER 2021, SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE FANTASTIC LINEUP WE HAD IN 2020

2021 confirmed Speakers





Head of the Scottish Digital Academy
The Scottish Government




Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy
The Scottish Government




Digital Director
The Scottish Government




Professor of Computing Science & Author of the Technology Ecosystem Review
University of Glasgow




Chief Executive Officer
The Data Lab




Chair
National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board




Programme Director, Digital Infrastructure
Scottish Futures Trust




Chief Statistician & Interim CEO
Scottish Government, Research Data Scotland




Chief Data Officer
The Scottish Government




Deputy Director, Digital Connectivity
The Scottish Government




Vice Principal (Research)
University of Glasgow




CEO
The Scotland 5G Centre




Director Scotland
Sopra Steria




Chief Technology Officer
Digital Office - Scottish Local Government




Chief Design Officer
The Scottish Government




Infralink Programme Lead
Scottish Futures Trust




Professor of Cryptography
Edinburgh Napier University




Executive Director, Data-Driven Innovation Programme
The University of Edinburgh




Director of National Digital and Information Security
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS)




Founder
DressCode

Conference Agenda

25 November 2021

Session 1 - Our Digital Future

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM

Registration & Welcome Refreshments

8:50 AM – 9:00 AM

Chair Opening Remarks


Kim McAllister
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Government Keynote

Building on Scotland’s strong digital foundations and securing a technology-led economic recovery


Kate Forbes MSP
The Scottish Government
9:10 AM – 9:20 AM

Audience Questions with Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy


Kate Forbes MSP
The Scottish Government
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM

Leading public service digital change

Delivering next generation, person-centred services, professionalising the workforce and supporting the tech sector


Geoff Huggins
The Scottish Government
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

Benchmarking international progress for government digital services

Speaker coming soon

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Local government’s linchpin role in delivering citizen-focused services

The vital importance of a ‘once for Scotland’ data-led approach


Colin Birchenall
Digital Office - Scottish Local Government
10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Fireside Chat - ‘Our common platforms'

Designing the digital componentry of truly joined-up government services: Our common platforms:
1. Digital Identity
2. Payments
3. Cloud

Speakers coming soon

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

International Keynote

Speaker coming soon

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

Networking & Refreshments

Session 2 - Join our series of interactive masterclasses

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM

Mastersterclass and Knowledge Exchange Stream A

More information coming soon

12:20 PM – 12:50 PM

Mastersterclass and Knowledge Exchange Stream B

More information coming soon

Lunch & Networking - 12.45 - 1.45pm

12:50 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch & Networking

Delegates have an opportunity to enjoy lunch and refreshments, network with our industry partners and enjoy innovative discussion

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Supercharging the Scottish Tech Ecosystem

Building critical mass, nurturing talent and solving the scale up challenge


Mark Logan
University of Glasgow

Toni Scullion
DressCode

Session 3 - Leadership streams on Data & AI, Digital Transformation and Connectivity

1:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Data & AI

Unlocking the potential of data to drive insight, innovation and service improvement: setting data standards and winning public trust


Albert King
The Scottish Government

Gillian Docherty
The Data Lab
1:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Digital Transformation

Working as ‘one team’ to bring a service design and skills-led approach to public digital services and catalyse economic growth


Lee Dunn
The Scottish Government

Margaret Moore
Sopra Steria

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson
CodeClan
1:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Connectivity

Increasing the reach and penetration of Scotland’s fixed and mobile broadband connections: The R100 programme, 4G Infill and beyond


Robbie McGhee
The Scottish Government

Derek Graham
Scottish Futures Trust
3:05 PM – 3:35 PM

Networking & Refreshments

Session 4 - Leadership sessions on Innovation, Cloud & Cybersecurity and Smart Networks

3:35 PM – 4:55 PM

Innovation

Combining academic expertise with powerhouse industry investment and R&D: how data partnerships are the key to tech sector progress


Prof. Chris Pearce
University of Glasgow

Roger Halliday
Scottish Government, Research Data Scotland
3:35 PM – 4:55 PM

Cloud & Cybersecurity

Building resilient, scalable public services in the Cloud


Deryck Mitchelson
NHS National Services Scotland

David Ferbrache OBE
National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board

Bill Buchanan
Edinburgh Napier University
3:35 PM – 4:55 PM

Smart Networks

Developing the technologies and standards for the digital infrastructures of the future: next generation internet, smart connectivity and public services


Jarmo Eskelinen
The University of Edinburgh

Paul Coffey
The Scotland 5G Centre
4:55 PM

COP 26 Special Drinks Reception

The role of climate tech in Scotland’s net zero ambitions

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