2019 Agenda
Session 1 - Building a digital society
8:30 AM - 9:05 AM
Registration & networking
9:05 AM - 9:40 AM
Public service transformation
Scotland's digital future: a willingness to collaborate, co-create innovative solutions to complex problems and build an outward-looking digital nation
9:45 AM - 10:10 AM
International Keynote: building a truly digital society
Global lessons on strategy, leadership, workforce development, user-centricity and innovation.
10:10 AM - 10:35 AM
In conversation: creating truly smart communities
Transforming the way public services are designed and delivered, making them more accessible, efficient, and responsive to the needs of citizens.
10:35 AM - 11:00 AM
Saying goodbye to the internet...as we know it
Freedom of expression, control of personal data, private and secure communications, and a whole new economy: welcome to the new internet, a solution we can all be part of.
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Refreshments & Networking
Session 2 - Knowledge exchange masterclasses
11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
AiB - Realising transformation through collaboration: the art of the impossible
Building the collaborative environment
Connecting public sector – enabling regional growth and development
Helping local government to address connectivity and the relevance of infrastructure investment across the UK.
Intelligent Automation

Automation isn’t a future concept, it’s happening and it's practical. Time to embrace the virtual workforce.

Upskilling a Digital Nation
Future-proofing the digital talent pipeline and plugging critical skills gaps.
Session 3 - Interactive workshops & panel discussions
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Smart Cities
Strategies and technology to meet growing demand from populations and urban environments.
SWAN – building a smarter, connected Scotland with IoT
The future of IoT and how SWAN is leading the way, building smarter towns, cities and regions by enabling a national IoT network that offers benefits community-wide. 
Branding as Digital
Investing in a digital transformation journey to build positive brand awareness and compete for talent in a digital age.
The power of a neurodiverse workforce

Embracing and supporting diversity, including neurodiversity, can help government organisations attract staff from a wider talent pool

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM
Lunch & networking
Over the lunchbreak delegates can network with fellow delegates, network with exhibitors and attend campfire sessions run by Scotland's professional technology organisations and representative bodies.
Session 4 - The Digital Scotland Futures Streams
1:25 PM - 2:40 PM
Auditorium A - The Future of Business: Innovating the nation - the ingredients for success
Key themes: Innovation; investment & economic development; collaboration
Chaired by: Alisdair Gunn - Framewire
Auditorium B - The Future of Government: Building a world-class digital nation
Key themes: Strategy & leadership; digital transformation; communities
Chaired by: Margaret Moore - Sopra Steria
Auditorium C - The Future of Technology: Restoring power to the user
Key themes: Trust & security; privacy & freedom; user authentication; decentralised networks
Chaired by: Jordan Schroeder - Higher Education/Further Education Shared Technology and Information Services (HEFESTIS)
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Refreshments & networking
Session 5 - The Digital Scotland Futures Streams
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Auditorium A - The Future of Business: Producing talented people and securing investment
Key themes: Skills; investment & internationalisation; branding
Chaired by: Alisdair Gunn - Framewire
Auditorium B - The Future of Government: Public service improvement
Key themes: Citizens; data; service design
Chaired by: Margaret Moore - Sopra Steria
Auditorium C - The Future of Technology: The power of data
Key themes: Data-driven innovation, artificial intelligence; automation
Chaired by: Jordan Schroeder - Higher Education/Further Education Shared Technology and Information Services (HEFESTIS)
4:15 PM
Conference Close