16 May 2018

  • Refreshments & Networking
  • Chair's opening remarks
  • Introduction: Councillor Adam McVey, Leader of The City of Edinburgh Council
  • City Region Update The Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal worth over £1.1bn will be spread across 6 local authorities and will accelerate growth by investing in innovation, skills and infrastructure. This session will provide an overview and update on the City Region Deal.
  • A Digital Update Throughout its history, Edinburgh has been a city of innovation and change. But with vibrancy and growth comes many challenges. This session will provide delegates with a 'digital update' showcasing Edinburgh & the South East's vision for the future creating a smarter, digitalised region.
  • Refreshments & Networking
  • Maximising Edinburgh and the South East's International Business Potential
  • The Business Debate Edinburgh is a leading digital city, the birth place of the tech unicorns Skyscanner and FanDuel, and home to the UK's largest tech incubator Codebase. Hear from some of the city's leading business leaders & innovators on the future opportunities and challenges facing the region.
  • Panel Discussion: Closing the digital skills gap Edinburgh and the South East have a thriving digital economy but do we have the skills to support its potential? Hear from the University of Edinburgh's world renowned School of Informatics and CodeClan, Scotland's first accredited digital skills academy, on how we can close the skills gap.
  • Chair's summary The Chair will summarise the mornings discussion and will be fed into the Digital Scotland 2018 Conference which will take place on 21st June in Glasgow.

Digital Cities 2018 - Edinburgh & South East Scotland - Agenda

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