June 6th 2019 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

About the event

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Scotland’s refreshed digital strategy commits to designing and delivering ‘digital public services around the needs of users’.

But how can we close the gap between policy, service design and delivery to unlock the transformational benefits digital affords?

Holyrood’s 8th Annual Connect conference, Scotland’s premier Public Sector ICT conference, brings together professionals from across Scotland and beyond to examine the latest developments, practice and innovation.

Using our redesigned format that features sessions co-designed with our speakers and delegates to ensure we cover the hottest topics, we will challenge our delegates to get involved, to pose questions, share ideas and learn from colleagues facing similar challenges. Attendance will give you the chance to develop your digital transformation strategy and to consider new approaches to how you redesign public service delivery.

Not only will you be able to meet with colleagues from across the public sector, you will also have the chance to meet some of the most innovative technology suppliers who will be on hand to answer your questions and to guide you through a whole technology.

This is a great opportunity to hear some of the most exciting case studies, create a strategic action plan to support your objectives and get a clearer understanding of the most innovative solutions available to the market.

2018 Speakers Included:

Sarah Davidson, Director-General, Organisational Development and Operations, Scottish Government

Carolann Miller, CIO, The City of Edinburgh Council

Dr Colin Birchenall, CTO, Digital Office Scotland

Trish Quinn, Head of Digital Business Models, Digital Directorate, Scottish Government

Andy Grayland, CISO, Scottish Local Government Digital Office

Professor Karen Cham, Professor in Digital Transformation Design, University of Brighton

Angus Warren, CEO, APUC

Phillip Couser MBE, Director for Public Health and Intelligence, National Services Scotland

The 7th Connect Awards

This agenda setting conference will again be accompanied by The Connect Awards. The Connect Awards has established itself as an unmissable celebration of innovation, leadership and success across Scotland’s public sector; recognising organisations and individuals who have been fundamental to the progression of Scotland’s digital ambitions. With an expanded award category program for this year, the opportunities for your organisation to have their achievements recognised is better than ever!

2018 Winners:

Digital Leader Award - Martyn Wallace - Local Government Digital Partnership

Rising Star Award - Hazel Lynch - Aberdeen City Council

Mobile Award - Bulk Waste Collection App - Glasgow City Council

Innovate Award - Community Asset Register - Scottish Fire & Rescue

ICT Team Award - CivTech - Scottish Government

Citizen Award - Scam Prevention - East Renfrewshire Council

Project Delivery Award - Connecting to create Scotland's fourth Gigabit City

Data Insight Award - One Glasgow Reducing Offending Partnership - Glasgow City Council

Please visit the Awards page for more information.