Speakers

  • Catriona Macaulay

    Head of User Research and Engagement, Digital Directorate, The Scottish Government

    Dr Cat Macaulay had a 25 year career in the private sector, third sector and academia prior to joining Scottish Government to build user research and service design capacity and capability in central government. Her career has led her from co-founding Scotland’s first LGBTI café to Operational Director of a $1.25 million UNHCR funded emergency aid project in the Balkans War  to designing and leading an Masters in Design Ethnography. Her PhD combined anthropology and computing and she has taught, published, lectured and consulted in human-computer interaction, service design, and design ethnography in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, India and across Europe. Her team’s mission is to ensure that public services are designed with and not just for their users.

     

     

    Catriona Macaulay

    Sessions with Catriona Macaulay:

    • National Strategy

      The Scottish Government's recently refreshed 'A Digital Strategy for Scotland' has a clear focus on catalysing communities of talent in Dundee and Perth. Hear how the national strategy will assist and grow our regional digital assets.

  • Duncan Hart

    Business Development Executive, The Data Lab

    Duncan Hart

    Sessions with Duncan Hart:

    • The Business Debate

      How do we harness the potential of technology to its fullest extent to support business, create new opportunities for young people and overcome the key challenges of connectivity and skills?

  • Lynne Harris

    IT Services Manager, Perth & Kinross Council

    Lynne Harris

    Sessions with Lynne Harris:

    • Our City Region

      Dundee City Council and Perth and Kinross Council and the wider City Region are working together to provide solutions needed to boost the digital environment and in turn our regional and national economies.

  • Alexander Holt

    Head of CivTech®

    Alexander has worked in the Digital Directorate of the Scottish Government for the past three years. His current role is as architect and Head of CivTech® - a groundbreaking programme whose mission is to drive daring, ingenuity and innovation within the public sector, delivering better public services, and providing economic development opportunities. Previous roles included running a number of government tech procurements. Before moving back up to Edinburgh he spent eight years in London, six of which were spent growing his own digital creative agency delivering 'super shiny' web apps for Google, PayPal, Sony Ericsson, McDonald's, Adobe and other leading brands. He is massively passionate about the benefits of digital transformation in the public sector which leads to better value services that make our lives better.

    Alexander  Holt

    Sessions with Alexander Holt:

    • Technology and People

      The CivTech® Challenge is a huge opportunity to ensure that public sector organisations in Dundee and Perth are given the tools and skills they need.

  • Alison Henderson

    Chief Executive Officer, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

    Alison joined the team at the Chamber on 1st November 2014 as Chief Executive Officer, and owns businesses within Dundee.

    She is passionate about business and the local community, and is working with partners to lead the development of the Regional Invest in Young People Group in Dundee & Angus. This employer-led group is being set up in response to the Wood Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, and will see the co-ordination and strengthening of engagement of employers in the agenda, to enable our region’s young people to move into sustainable employment.

    Alison is also President of the Association of Scottish Businesswomen, and works with partners to support Scottish Government on their Women in Enterprise Framework Agenda and Action Plan.

    Alison sits on the Dundee Partnership Management Group, the Enterprise Advisory Committee for Dundee & Angus College and leads the Chamber engagement with Angus Council. She has just spent the last year as a member of the Fairness Commission in Dundee and believes passionately in equality and fairness for all.

    Alison Henderson

    Sessions with Alison Henderson:

    • Welcome and Introduction

      The big economic and digital themes in Dundee and Perth City Region - our challenges and solutions.

    • The Business Debate

      How do we harness the potential of technology to its fullest extent to support business, create new opportunities for young people and overcome the key challenges of connectivity and skills?

  • 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:

    • Policy and Technology

      We will reflect on NESTA's City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE), The Scotland Analysis report as part of a wider discussion about the fast-moving digital policy landscape.

  • Steven Kyle

    Programme for the Future Manager, Dundee City Council

    Steven currently manages Dundee City Council's transformation programme and corporate improvement team. He is also the programme lead for the Council’s digital transformation project, leading in developing their digital strategy and engaging with other local authorities throughout Scotland on digital collaboration.

    Passionate about culture change and developing ways to engage organisations in new ways of thinking, Steven is leading a new initiative to use service design techniques throughout the council to better design new and existing services.

     

    Steven Kyle

    Sessions with Steven Kyle:

    • Our City Region

      Dundee City Council and Perth and Kinross Council and the wider City Region are working together to provide solutions needed to boost the digital environment and in turn our regional and national economies.

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