Session 1: Towards a Digital Scotland
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Welcome refreshments & networking
9:45 AM - 9:55 AM
Ministerial Keynote: Tech as the solution to the defining problem of our age – climate change

How doing digital right will help Scotland meet its net zero ambitions

9:55 AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome from Chair
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Collaboration, Innovation and Partnership – the role for Digital Scotland in the Climate Change Emergency

Collaborative thinking from Scotland’s public service digital leaders, introduced by Colin Cook

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM
International Keynote Speaker

Inspiring thought leadership from a leading digital nation: An opportunity to learn from others, critique our own approach and build a network for sharing ideas

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Refreshments & networking
Session 2: Join a series of thought provoking and interactive masterclasses
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM
Stream 1

Coming soon

12:05 PM - 12:15 PM
10 minute transition time
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Stream 2

Coming soon

12:45 PM - 1:35 PM
Lunch & networking

Grab a bite to eat, catch up with contacts and spend time meeting DigitalScotland exhibitors 

Session 3: The Digital Leadership Themed Series
1:35 PM - 2:45 PM
1. DATA & AI

This session will look at the threats and opportunities of artificial intelligence in a public realm. How does government embrace the coming wave of automation ethically and responsibly?


The roadmap to a hyperconverged digital economy built on robust and scalable infrastructure networks


Unpacking what are ‘good design principles’, and how to embed the Scottish Approach to Service Design at the heart of your organisation

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM
Refreshments & networking
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

How testbed projects are laying the foundations for a public service of ‘things’. Deriving new value for health and care, transport, local government and education.


Finding the tech architecture sweet spot that will help the public sector reinvent itself as a platform, putting innovation and data at the core.


How do we best leverage technology that supports the goals of a forward-thinking policy agenda, supported through Scotland’s National Performance Framework

4:05 PM
Conference close & drinks reception

Drinks reception and networking