*Please note Agenda is subject to change.

12 September 2017

  • Registration and refreshments
  • Welcome and Introduction The big economic and digital themes in Aberdeen and wider Region - our challenges and solutions.
  • Our City Region Aberdeen City Council and wider regional authorities are working to provide solutions needed to boost the digital environment and in turn our regional and national economies.
    Overview: Angela Scott, Chief Executive, Aberdeen more »

    Angela Scott, Chief Executive, Aberdeen City Council; Simon Haston, Head of IT and Transformation, Abderdeen City Council; Stephen Archer, Director of Infrastructure Services, Aberdeenshire Council; Professor Chrisina Jayne, Head of the School of Computing and Digital Media, Robert Gordon University; Jackie Doyle, Director Oil & Gas, Opportunity North East Ltd.

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  • National Strategy The Scottish Government’s recently refreshed 'A digital Strategy for Scotland' has a clear focus on catalysing communities of talent in Aberdeen and wider region. Hear how the national strategy will assist grow our regional digital assets.
    Overview: read more »



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  • Policy and Technology We will reflect on NESTA’s City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE), The Scotland Analysis report as part of a wider discussion about the fast-moving digital policy landscape.
  • Technology and People The CivTech® Challenge is a huge opportunity to ensure that public sector organisations in Aberdeen, are given the tools and skills they need.
  • The Business Debate How do we harness the potential of technology to its fullest extent to support business, create new opportunities for young people and overcome the key challenges of of connectivity and skills?
  • Break for refreshments and networking
  • Digital Showcase Three outstanding examples of how the region is tackling digital challenges.
    Overview: A) Creating Digital Pathways: Skills more »

    A) Creating Digital Pathways: Skills TBC

    B) Connectivity: TBC

    C) Technology driving the economy: TBC

    D) Digital transformation: TBC


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  • Vision for the Future Following the Digital Showcase, each table will consider each problem and identify what we need, what we have and what we can do within our current means. This will be the driver for our ‘Roadmap for the Future' which will be published in The Sunday Times Scotland on September 17.
  • Close of event

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