Disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the behaviour of government organisations, businesses and consumers across Scotland. Indeed, all of the major public cloud providers have reported significant increases, since the beginning of lockdown, in use and expenditure on cloud.

Following on from the Cloud Service Procurement framework launched last year, The Scottish Government Digital Directorate has set up a Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE) and a Cloud Community. Providing thought leadership and guidance to Scottish public sector organisations as they plan, progress and manage their adoption of cloud services.

With the introduction of a ‘Cloud First’ approach, organisations are now expected to adopt a public-cloud delivery model for user-focused services, whether introducing new services or updating existing ones.


While cloud has incredible potential, its implementation can be challenging. In fact, during a Public-Sector Cloud Community meet-up earlies this year, stakeholders highlighted that some organisations lacked clear cloud strategies, and many services are not currently being delivered by cloud. 

So, how can you overcome challenges and ensure a smooth transition to cloud within your organisation?

By attending Digital Scotland 2020, you will hear from Government and industry experts, about the expectations and potential of the newly launched Cloud First programme. Providing delegates with a clear understanding of how you can manage an effective transition to cloud services and achieve better outcomes for your organisation.


          Key Themes: 

  • Be environmentally sustainable
  • Operate efficiently and cost-effectively
  • Be flexible and responsive
  • Transition from legacy systems
  • Decrease delivery time
  • Upskill and change organisational behaviours
  • Reduce risk
  • Increase resilience
  • Strengthen cyber security