October 14th 2020 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh


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Holyrood's annual Connect ICT Conference, now in its 9th year, will provide a unique opportunity to develop a key understanding of how your organisation can manage digital transformation effectively, and unlock the benefits of technology in delivering public services.

You'll have the chance to hear practical examples of good practice delivered by thought leaders from across the United Kingdom and beyond, plus you'll have the chance to meet and network with colleagues from across the public sector as part of our high-energy interactive sessions.

The conference also provides a forum to hear from innovative technology suppliers who will be on hand to answer your questions and guide you through a host of products that can make your digital transformation journey smoother.

This years conference will have three core themes:

Engendering Collaboration and Sharing Best Practice

In recent years the digital capability of Scotland’s public sector has come on leaps and bounds. Yet many public sector organisations can feel like they are starting from scratch when it comes to implementing transformation, often unaware that other organisations have previously tackled the same issue and overcome the same challenges. So how can Scotland engender a better method of collaboration and shared learning to avoid duplication of efforts and resources and meets the diverse needs of Scotland’s public sector?

People First Digital Transformation

Technology is nothing without people. For organisations to truly reap the benefits of digital transformation it is vital that they have buy in from users – both internal and external. So how can organisations ensure that staff have bought into digital transformation and have the skills to adapt and ensure that the end user of services – the citizen – is involved in their design.

Be Bold, Be Courageous – Sparking the Next Wave of Innovation

Digital transformation is not for the faint hearted. Success requires a deep level of commitment and willingness to accept failure when it happens and change approach along the way. This obviously poses a risk for the public sector given the scrutiny it faces. So how can organisations create an environment where risks can be taken in a measured way and that can unlock the benefits of innovation.