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20% off Futurescot & The Sunday Times Scotland’s first Digital City Region conference for ECC Members

Posted: 7th August 2017

Futurescot and The Sunday Times Scotland are delighted to invite Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce members to our first Digital City Region conference on Wednesday September 6th. 

Bringing together the regions policy, academic, technology and business leaders, we will address the big economic and digital themes in the Edinburgh City Region.

So, please join us at Edinburgh City Chambers, for a must attend event to discuss, debate and develop Edinburgh’s City Region digital and economic landscape.

We will address how we will use City and Region deals to maximise the role that digital innovations and infrastructure can play in delivering both economic and inclusive growth.

A highlight will be the Business Debate facilitated by Michael Glackin – Business Editor of The Sunday Times, addressing how will we harness the potential of technology to support business, create new opportunities for young people, and overcome the key challenges of connectivity and skills?

 

Output

1) Best practise Digital Showcase

We will experience three outstanding examples of best practise highlighting how we, in Edinburgh are tackling our digital challenges

2)Roadmap for the future

Following the Digital Showcase, each table will consider each problem and identify what we need to do, what we have, and what we can do within our current means.

This will be the driver for our ‘Roadmap for the Future’ supplement which will be published in The Sunday Times Scotland on 24 September 2017.

 

Speakers include;

Michael Glackin, The Sunday Times Scotland
Colin Cook, Director, Digital Directorate, The Scottish Government

Cllr Frank Ross, Lord Provost, Edinburgh City Council
Angela Scott, Chief Executive, Aberdeen City Council
Stewart Carruth, Chief Executive, Stirling Council
Stephen Archer, Director of Infrastructure Services, Aberdeenshire Council
Kevin Rush, Head of Economic Development, Glasgow City Council
Gillian Docherty, Chief Executive, The DataLab
Colin Birchenall, CTO, Digital Office, Scottish Local Government
Alexander Holt, Head of CivTech®
Stuart Black, Director of Development & Infrastructure: Digital & Economic Development, Highland Council
Carroll Buxton, Regional Development Director, Highlands & Islands Enterprise
Fraser Grieve, Regional Director, Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI)
Peter McColl, Head of Policy Scotland, NESTA
Instructions to book with 20% Discount of only £39.00
a) Edinburgh Chambers Members should access the website
b) Select REGISTRATION button
c) Select TICKETS
d) Click on ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE then enter FUTURESCOT

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