Agenda

*Please note Agenda is subject to change.

14 September 2017

  • Registration and Refreshments
  • Welcome and Introduction The big economic and digital themes in Glasgow and surrounding region - our challenges and solutions.
  • Our City Region Glasgow City Council and the wider region are working together to provide solutions needed to boost the digital environment and in turn our regional and national economies.
  • National Strategy The Scottish Government’s recently refreshed 'A Digital Strategy for Scotland' has a clear focus on catalysing communities of talent in Glasgow and surrounding region. Hear how the national strategy will assist grow our regional digital assets.
  • Technology and People The CivTech® Challenge is a huge opportunity to ensure that public sector organisations in Glasgow and the wider region, are given the tools and skills they need.
  • The LoRa Rollout Glasgow is paving the way for the next wave of internet technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), thanks to a collaborative project involving Stream Technologies, Semtech Inc., Boston Networks and CENSIS.
  • Digital Skills for Scotland's City Regions
  • Break for refreshments and networking
  • Digital Showcase Outstanding examples of how the region is tackling digital challenges.
    Overview: A) Skills Development Scotland: Developing ..read more »

    A) Skills Development Scotland: Developing Tomorrow’s Digital Workforce

    Employers face the demands of meeting skills gaps with an increasingly ageing workforce, and showing a return on investment in training, as well as the constant drive to improve productivity. Work based learning is changing and the apprenticeship family is growing to help meet these needs. This session will highlight how local employers have embraced foundation apprenticeships and how they are supporting their skills pipeline.

    Colin Buchanan - Partnership and Delivery Manager, Skills Development Scotland 

    B). Check Point Software: Smart city living - The marriage of safety and security

    Personal data is important. But we've become so hung up about league tables of data breaches we forget about what happens to the people. What about the other side of data? In a world where our transport, healthcare, and our living environment has deeply embedded, malleable technology, who can we trust to connect us to the services we need to share? Let's stop talking about and just do it! But do it forearmed and with the confidence of a community. Daniel will discuss the opportunities that we have to increase the risk of success in technology innovation. And there, in the heart of Manchester, cityverve is making the IoT a thing...

    Dr Daniel Gideon Dresner, BSc (Hons), FInstISP - Academic Coordinator for Cyber Security, Manchester University

    C). University of Glasgow
    Suzannah Brecknock - Geospatial Innovation Lead, Digital Insight, CGI UK
    Professor Muhammad Imran - Professor of Communication Systems / Vice Dean Glasgow College UESTC / Program Director (EEE with Communications), Glasgow College UESTC (Systems Power and Energy), University of Glasgow
    Michael Burns - Business Development Manager (Research Strategy and Innovation Office), University of Glasgow 

    D). Spacehive: Shaping better places through civic crowdfunding

    Local authorities face the challenge of meeting the increasing expectations of citizens with regards to participation in civic affairs, including placemaking, while reductions in public spending have created a funding gap within the local public sector. This session will showcase how city governments can use civic crowdfunding as a powerful tool to harness the creativity and resource of local people and businesses in a more collaborative effort to shape their physical environment.

    Amelie Deschenes - Senior Partnerships Executive
     

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  • The Business Debate How do we harness the potential of technology to its fullest extent to support business, create opportunities for young people and overcome the key challenges of of connectivity and skills?
    The debate will be chaired by Michael Glackin - Business Editor of The Sunday Times, Scotland
  • 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 24.
  • Close of event

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