Agenda

*Please note Agenda is subject to change.

06 September 2017

  • Registration and Refreshments
  • Welcome and Introduction

    Frank Ross
    Councillor

  • A Pivotal Time: The Digital City Challenge

    David Robb
    The Scottish Government

    Peter McColl
    NESTA

    Claire Mack
    SCDI

    Overview: David Robb, Deputy Director, Digital ..read more »

    David Robb, Deputy Director, Digital Directorate, The Scottish Government 

    Peter McColl, Head of Policy, Scotland, NESTA

    Claire Mack, Director of Policy & Place, SCDI 

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  • Edinburgh and region: 'The local landscape'

    Ritchie Somerville
    City of Edinburgh Council

    Sally Kerr
    City of Edinburgh Council

    Kevin Collins
    University of Edinburgh (TBC)

    Overview: Ritchie Somerville, Innovation and Futures ..read more »

    Ritchie Somerville, Innovation and Futures Manager, ICT Solutions, City of Edinburgh Council 

    Sally Kerr, Digital Innovation Manager, City of Edinburgh Council 

    Kevin Collins, Assistant Principal, Industry Engagement, University of Edinburgh (TBC)

    An outline of current projects and future plans for Edinburgh and surrounding region

    Questions and comments from the floor 

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  • The CivTech® Challenge: bringing digital innovation to the public sector

    Alexander Holt
    Head of CivTech®

    Mark Elliott
    Engine Room Guru, CivTech®

    Overview: A unique opportunity has arrived: ..read more »

    A unique opportunity has arrived: use digital technology to improve public sector services, win contracts, build business – and along the way make everyone’s life a bit better.

    The CivTech® pilot is harnessing new technologies to drive daring and innovation into the public sector. It brings together private sector innovation, public sector organisations and citizens to develop more efficient and effective products and services, which will translate to new, better, faster and easier experiences for everyone. Backed by the Scottish Government, it’s going to provide an unprecedented route for entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and other businesses to develop the benefits of digital transformation in the public sector. And crucially it’s going to create a swift, secure and practical pathway for those businesses to win public sector contracts.

     

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  • Break for refreshments and networking
  • Digital Showcase
    Overview: Presentations from three organisations: examples ..read more »

    Presentations from three organisations: examples how Edinburgh and region are being provided with tools and / or solutions to the digital challenge 

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  • Edinburgh and region: The digital challenges Round table discussion
    Overview: Round table discussion Each table ..read more »

    Round table discussion  

    Each table will consider one of three challenges to deliveruing a digital fuutre, suggest potential local solutions:

    Participation challenge 

    Skills challenge 

    Business challenge 

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  • Vision for the Future

    Gillian Docherty
    Chief Executive Officer, The Data Lab

    Overview: Followed by questions from the ..read more »

    Followed by questions from the floor 

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