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Following the success of 2017's Digital Cities Regional Roadshow, FutureScot is delighted to announce Digital Cities 2018 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this spring.

Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders the six half-day events will take place in Aberdeen, Dundee & Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Inverness in May 2018.

Featuring top keynote speakers from the UK and internationally, our expert-led, panel sessions, will be heavily focused on the proposed outcomes of Scotland's City Region Deals, with a full and frank discussion about the strengths of Scotland's principal cities, but also where added focus is needed on the path to digitalisation.

These events will be an opportunity for policy leaders from local and national government and its agencies, to gather with industry leaders to forge new relationships, overcome existing challenges and refresh their digital thinking.

The outcomes of each event will be featured in a full report, both in a Special Edition FutureScot Magazine, and distributed with The Sunday Times.

Book your place now to take part in FutureScot's Digital Cities 2018 series.

Stirling: 1st May // Aberdeen: 3rd May // Dundee & Perth: 8th May // Glasgow: 9th May // Edinburgh: 16th May // Inverness: May 30th

Download the full Digital Cities 2017 report here.

Glasgow City Region Deal

With over £1bn of investment, the Glasgow City Region Deal is one of the largest City Deal's in the UK. The investment will be used to drive innovation and grow businesses, generate private sector investment, create thousands of new jobs, and improve public transport and connectivty. 

Glasgow has well-stated ambitions to become Scotland's major 'Smart City' and has embarked on a programme to transform the data collected at a city level into a digital resource, connecting services to citizens directly.

Through a £24m government-funded programme, 'demonstrator projects', including intelligent street lighting, traffic management and household sensors have showcased how data can inform better decision-making.

Join us to discuss how the Glasgow City Region deal and other initatives are working towards creating a smarter, digitalised Scotland. 

For further information about the conference and sponsorship opportunities please contact Vincenzo Veglia at vincenzo@canongate.org or 0131 561 7305. 

Keynote Speakers

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09 May 2018 Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1RD

Digital Cities 2018 - Glasgow

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