Speakers

  • Neil Logan

    Chief Executive, Incremental Group and Chairman of DataLab

    Neil is an experienced business executive and technology thought leader with almost 20 years’ experience. He has supported organisations in the Public, Finance and Energy sectors to embrace change and leverage new technology for business success.

    His responsibilities have covered technology and business strategy and leadership as well as leading new technology implementations. He has worked in both high growth technology SMEs and in large international corporate organisations.

    Neil is currently Chief Executive Officer of Incremental Group, a new technology helping organisations reach their potential. He is also a Board Member of Scotland's Technology Advisory Group and a member of the Scottish Government's Data Management Board. 

    Neil Logan

    Sessions with Neil Logan:

    • Vision for the Future

      Neil Logan
      CEO Incremental Group // Chairman, DataLab

  • Stephen Archer

    Director Infrastructure Services Aberdeen City Council

    Stephen Archer

    Sessions with Stephen Archer:

    • Aberdeen and region: 'The local landscape'

      Angela Scott
      Aberdeen City Council

      Simon Haston
      Aberdeen City Council

      Professor Chrisina Jayne
      Robert Gordon University

  • Russell Borthwick

    Chief Executive, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

    He was previously managing partner of a global marketing agency network based in Newcastle, regional managing director for Trinity Mirror North East and also founded his own marketing & communications consultancy Press Ahead, which he ran for nearly a decade. 

    A self-described “Aberdeen boy” and a dedicated/long-suffering (delete as applicable) fan of the Dons, Russell returned to the city after an absence of more than 20 years, having started his career with Aberdeen Journals.

    During his time in the "other" North East, he was involved with many initiatives and campaigns around the themes of inward investment, economic development, place marketing, major event bids and the skills agenda.

    As part of his role, he represents the Chamber and its stakeholders on various boards and committees as well as ongoing engagement with the British and Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

    He is passionate about the success of the area and sees AGCC as having a key role to play in helping to position our city and shire as even better places to live, work, study, invest and do business.

    Russell Borthwick

    Sessions with Russell Borthwick:

    • Welcome and Introduction

      Russell Borthwick
      Chief Executive
      Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce

  • Peter McColl

    Head of Policy, Scotland, Nesta

    Peter McColl leads Nesta's policy and research work in Scotland. His work focuses on the opportunities to integrate and adapt Nesta's work for Scotland. He has particular interests in intergenerational politics, higher education, health, citizens' income and participatory democracy.

    Before joining Nesta, Peter was Director of the Policy Unit at Common Weal - a think and do tank committed to transforming Scotland. He has worked for the Royal Voluntary Service, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and in the Scottish Parliament. He was Rector of the University of Edinburgh from 2012 to 2015. He chaired Transition Scotland Support, the infrastructure organisation for Transition Initiatives in Scotland from 2008-11. He holds an MA (Hons) and MSc both in Geography from the University of Edinburgh.
     

    Peter McColl

    Sessions with Peter McColl:

    • A Pivotal Time: The Digital City Challenge

      Alan Johnston
      Deputy Director for Connectivity, Economy and Data, Digital Directorate
      The Scottish Government

      Peter McColl
      Head of Policy, Scotland
      NESTA

  • Katie Lyne

    Pilot Manager, CivTech®

    Katie is currently one of the CivTech® Pilot Managers within the Digital Public Services and Business Transformation Division of the Digital Directorate. She’s been with the pilot from the start and still loving every second. Katie comes with a background in marketing, events and leadership and is enthusiastic about the power of digital transformation and the benefits it can bring to the public sector. As with most of the team she can’t wait to see what fruits the CivTech® pilot will yield!

    Katie Lyne

    Sessions with Katie Lyne:

    • The CivTech® Challenge: bringing digital innovation to the public sector

      Rui Cardoso
      CivTech® Pilot Manager

      Katie Lyne
      CivTech® Pilot Manager

  • Rui Cardoso

    Pilot Manager, CivTech®

    Rui is the other CivTech® Pilot Manager. Coming from an academic background in economics he's keen to see the impact the pilot will have on the Scottish economy. Rui's previous roles as a Business Analyst and Kanban Workflow Lead for mygov.scot provides him with expertise and motivation to help make innovation easier in the Public Sector. Rui is a problem solver who will always give you a brutally honest answer.

    Rui Cardoso

    Sessions with Rui Cardoso:

    • The CivTech® Challenge: bringing digital innovation to the public sector

      Rui Cardoso
      CivTech® Pilot Manager

      Katie Lyne
      CivTech® Pilot Manager

  • Chrisina Jayne

    Head of the School of Computing and Digital Media, Robert Gordon University

    Chrisina received her Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria in 1998. She is currently Head of the School of Computing and Digital Media at Robert Gordon University, Scotland. Her research includes developing and applying neural network methods to a number of applications. Professor Jayne is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and UK Higher Education Academy. She is a coordinator of the International Neural Network Society's Special Interest Group on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks. She chaired the Engineering Applications of Neural Network Conference in 2012 and 2014 and she has been involved in numerous program committees of neural network related conferences.

    Chrisina Jayne

    Sessions with Chrisina Jayne:

    • Aberdeen and region: 'The local landscape'

      Angela Scott
      Aberdeen City Council

      Simon Haston
      Aberdeen City Council

      Professor Chrisina Jayne
      Robert Gordon University

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06 June 2017 Venue TBC United Kingdom

FutureScot Digital Cities - Aberdeen

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