June 21st 2017 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh



Registration, Exhibition and Refreshments


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.


Scotland's Digital Strategy - A Chance For Transformation

  • Overview of Scotland’s new digital strategy
  • Priorities and opportunities for transformation
  • How we build the partnerships to deliver 

Colin Cook, Acting Digital Director, Scottish Government


Reserved for our Headline Sponsor


Smart Places, Smart People - A to D, looking towards a digital nation

  • Explore Scotland’s digital journey
  • Look at the enhanced productivity digital can offer
  • Talk through recommendations SCDI and their partners have considered to help support Scotland’s digital journey

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


Leading transformation and driving culture shifts

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


Questions and discussion


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.


First workshop session


Transition between workshops


Second workshop session


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?


Lessons learned and good practice principles in ICT-enabled change 

Gemma Diamond, Senior Audit Manager, Audit Scotland


Building digital services around the needs of users

Overview of how influential user research has been in the design of future digital services in OSCR. How it was undertaken, the results so far and how we are working to embed the approach across the organisation. 

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

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


Delivering transformation at the local level

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


Questions and discussion


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.


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

This session will examine:

  • How can we harness innovative technologies to solve Public Sector challenges; and
  • How the adaptation of procurement rules means we can create better digital public services.

Katie Lyne, CivTech® Manager, Scottish Government


Closing keynote address Transforming government and meeting user needs

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


Questions and discussion


Chair's closing remarks


Close of conference