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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




CEO
Scottish Business Resilience Centre




Cluster Manager for Scotland's Cyber Cluster
ScotlandIS




Chief Digital & Information Officer
Police Scotland




Digital Director
The Scottish Government




Head of Digital Transformation Division
Digital Directorate, The Scottish Government




Head of Digital Citizen Unit
The Scottish Government




Interim CEO
Research Data Scotland




Head of Open Government
The Scottish Government




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




Head of IT Enablement
Registers of Scotland




Head of Scottish AI Alliance Support Circle
The Data Lab - Innovation Centre




Deputy Director, Cloud & Digital Services
The Scottish Government




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




Chief Information and Digital Officer
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service




Director of Corporate Transformation and Workplace
The Scottish Government




Head of the Scottish Digital Academy
The Scottish Government




Digital Committee Chair
Citizens Advice Scotland




Deputy Director, Digital Connectivity
The Scottish Government




CEO
The Scotland 5G Centre




Product Manager – Cloud First
The Scottish Government




Chief Executive
ScotlandIS




Chief Technology Officer
Digital Office - Scottish Local Government




Auditor General
Audit Scotland

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

9:10 AM – 9:20 AM

Ministerial keynote


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

Transforming corporate services

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


Brian Reid
The Scottish Government
9:35 AM – 9:50 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


Stephen Boyle
Audit Scotland
9:50 AM – 10:00 AM

Questions from the audience

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Fireside Chat:

Global government digital leaders


Geoff Huggins
The Scottish Government
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 & Innovation

1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Digital Transformation:

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


Eilidh McLaughlin
The Scottish Government

Joy Bramfitt-Wanless
Digital Directorate, The Scottish Government

Paul Christie
Registers of Scotland
1:25 PM – 2:25 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
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
1:25 PM – 2:45 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

Paul Coffey
The Scotland 5G Centre

David Dunn
Citizens Advice Scotland
2:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Networking & refreshments

Session Five: Leadership streams on Cybersecurity, Data & AI, Data Transformation & Digital Skills

3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Cybersecurity:

Threat intelligence, incident response and security operations: building organisational resilience and skills to prepare for cyberattacks


Jude McCorry
Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Ciara Mitchell
ScotlandIS
3:05 PM – 4:25 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 - Scottish Local Government

Doreen Grove
The Scottish Government

Michael Rovatsos
University of Edinburgh
3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Data Transformation:

Unlocking the power of ‘smart networks‘ to optimise performance and harness the benefits of emerging technologies including AI and IoT


Andrew Hendry
Police Scotland

Margaret Whoriskey
The Scottish Government
3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Digital Skills:

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


Lee Dunn
The Scottish Government

Session Six: Sustainability, diversity and inclusion

4:30 PM – 5:10 PM

Expert Panel:

The role of technology in delivering environmental, social and governance goals, and how to embed good practice in organisations


Karen Meechan
ScotlandIS
5:10 PM

Conference Close

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