June 21st 2017 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Agenda

08:45

Registration, Exhibition and Refreshments

09:25

Welcome and introduction by the Chair

Claudette Jones, Chief Information Officer, University of the West of Scotland

Session 1: Making Scotland a digital leader

With a new Digital Strategy due, this session will consider the latest policy, developments and priorities in how we build and develop digital public services around the needs of our citizens.

09:30

Scottish Government address

Colin Cook, Acting Digital Director, Scottish Government

09:50

Reserved for our Headline Sponsor

10:10

Putting digital at the heart of public service reform

Claire Mack, Director of Policy and Place, SCDI (Scottish Council for Development of Industry)

10:30

Leading transformation and driving culture shifts

Martyn Wallace, Chief Digital Officer,  Scottish Local Government Digital Office

10:50

Questions and discussion

11:10

Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

Session 2: Workshops

During this session, delegates will choose from a number of workshops which will focus on different aspects of digital transformation. This will be an opportunity to find out about new ICT and digital trends and discuss with industry experts.

11:35

First workshop session

12:15

Transition between workshops

12:20

Second workshop session

13:00

Lunch, Exhibition and Networking

Session Three: Digital Transformation in Action

In this practice-based session, we’ll be hearing from digital transformation examples from across the public sector, and consider how to ensure everybody shares in the social, economic and democratic opportunities that digital affords?

14:05

Lessons learned and good practice principles in ICT-enabled change 

Gemma Diamond, Senior Audit Manager, Audit Scotland

14:25

Building digital services around the needs of users

Cat Macually, ‎Head of User Research and Engagement, Scottish Government

Nicola McBain, Head of Change, OSCR (The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator)

14:45

Delivering transformation at the local level

Simon Haston, Head of IT and Transformation, Aberdeen City Council

15:05

Questions and discussion

15:25

Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

Session Four: Rising to opportunities and challenges

With the nature of digital ever evolving, what needs to be done individually and collectively to drive forward the integration of digital technologies in public service reform.

15:50

Harnessing technology and driving innovation across the public sector – insights into CivTech®

Alexander Holt, Head of CivTech®, Scottish Government

16:10

Assessing the horizon and improving skills 

16:30

Closing keynote address Transforming government and meeting user needs

Chris Ferguson, Director, National, International and Research Group, Cabinet Office (Government Digital Service)

16:50

Questions and discussion

17:10

Chair's closing remarks

17:15

Close of conference