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Conference and Expo
The conference will be chaired by Professor Irene McAra McWilliam - Head of the School of Design at the Glasgow School of Art and Design Innovation Founder
08.30 Registration and Refreshments
09.05 Opening and welcome - Professor Alan Miller - Deputy Principal for Research and Knowledge Transfer - Heriot Watt University
09.10 Nicola Sturgeon MSP - Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities - Keynote address
09.30 The Digital Debate - panel discussing the social, environmental and economic benefits of the digital age for Scotland. Panellists: George Crooks OBE - Medical Director NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Tele-health and Telecare; Prof Michael Fourman - Chair Digital Scotland working group of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; Helen Milner - CEO UK Online Centres Foundation and David Smith - Innovation and Enterprise Services Director Scottish Enterprise.
10.05 Dr Mike Short CBE - Vice President Telefonica Europe - The growth of the Mobile Internet and some examples from London 2012 Olympics
10.25 Refreshments and Networking
11.00 Where do we go from Here? Brendan Dick - Managing Director BT Regions and BT Scotland in discussion with Andrew Unsworth - Managing Consultant Scottish Cities Alliance; Carroll Buxton - Regional Development Director Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE); Paul White - Director of Networks Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and Ross Martin - Policy Director Centre for Scottish Public Policy (CSPP)
11.30 The Road to World-Class - solutions and practical steps towards a world class digital infrastructure with presentations by Simon Barrett - Head of Channel and Proposition Development Avanti Communications, Karin Ahl - president Fibre to the Home Council Europe and David Crawford - Manager at Centre for White Space Communications.
12.10 Break-out into 2 sessions
1) Balancing access, quality and affordability. The strategic options for investments in the digital infrastructure. Presented by John Jennow and Neil Watt - Atkins broadband leads
2) Getting it right first time round. Better planning and mapping for 21st century networks - cutting costs and raising demand. Presented by Jeff Bygrave - European Solutions Engineer Synchronoss Technologies
13.00 Lunch and networking
14.00 Break-out into 2 sessions until 14.45
1) Rural economic revitalisation. A road map for better countryside connectivity. Presented by Graham Bolton - Regional Sales Director UK and Ireland Cambium Networks plus a presentation by Daniel Heery - Director CBN on reaching the final 10%
2) Connecting the unconnected. In this session we explore how longer term digital infrastructure policies can be created to enable World-Class Networks. We also look at the barriers to low level broadband take-up and how demand can be stimulated through initiatives like those spear headed by Glasgow Housing Association, plus a look at SME and community engagement. With presentations by Malcolm Taylor - FISP, Evelyn McDowall - Wheatley Group and Douglas White - Carnegie Trust. Chaired by Pamela Learmonth - Broadband Stakeholder Group.
14.50 What’s it used for? The latest in digital apps and services for better living and smarter working. Includes presentations by Alex Stewart - MD Bytemark on mobile ticketing developments and the case of hurricane Sandy; Liz McGettigan - Head of Libraries City of Edinburgh Council on empowering citizens through an innovative portal, app and use of social media and Niall Brown - Business Development Manager IBM Scotland on using digital for smarter and safer cities.
15.25 Closing debate on the development of the Digital Economy for Scotland and next steps. Panelists: Graeme Gordon CEO IFB; Susan Sweet - Member BAS LLP; Malcolm Taylor - Director Foundation for Information Society Policy (FISP); Tacis Gavoyannis - Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific and Telco Sector Living PlanIT SA and David Coyne Head of Business & Economy Glasgow City Council. Chaired by Mike Neilson - Director Digital Scottish Government
16.00 Wrap-up and Conference Close
16.05 Drinks and Networking
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Digital Scotland 2013 features a Digital Expo where leading companies and organisations
showcase innovative and world leading digital activity. Check out the Exhibitors
The Expo hall features 6 themed hubs:
Cities of the Future – showcasing future city concepts, technologies, applications and benefits enabling smart and sustainable integrated city designs.
Creative Industries – find out what’s new in the world of animation, screen, digital industries and the wider creative developments in Scotland.
Digital Communities – discover how the Community Broadband Scotland scheme is bringing next generation broadband to remote areas and how it can help your community.
Digital Innovation – case studies and examples of innovative new businesses enabled by next generation technology.
Digital Services – a demonstration of how telehealth and local authority services can be better delivered by next generation technologies.
Everything Mobile – as mobile access becomes a dominant factor in delivering next generation speeds and services this hub features the latest in mobile developments.
If you would like to exhibit at this event then please register here (note there is a cost to exhibit)
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED - if you wish to attend then please contact Andrew Macdonald on 07802 460789