Speakers

  • Claire Mack

    Director of Policy & Place SCDI

    Claire is Director of Policy and Place working across all sectors and all geographies in line with SCDI’s remit. Claire focuses on strategic engagement and policy to deliver the ambitions and recommendations of SCDI’s Blueprint document designed to meet the challenges in Scotland with regard to Productivity, Innovation and Internationalisation to deliver strong future growth. She previously led on telecoms, spectrum and postal issues for Ofcom in Scotland looking at regulation and coverage of those industries while also looking at developing digital participation of individuals and businesses. Prior to this Claire spent time working in retail and the construction industry as well as on regulation of regional broadcasting in the Borders and North East of England.

     

     

    Claire Mack

    Sessions with Claire Mack:

    • The Business Debate

      How do we harness the potential of technology to its fullest extent to support business, create opportunities for young people and overcome the key challenges of of connectivity and skills?
      The debate will be chaired by Michael Glackin - Business Editor of The Sunday Times, Scotland

  • Colin Birchenall

    Digital Transformation Manager, Glasgow City Council

     

     

     

    Colin Birchenall

    Sessions with Colin Birchenall:

    • Our City Region

      Glasgow City Council and the wider region are working together to provide solutions needed to boost the digital environment and in turn our regional and national economies.

  • David McNeill

    Director of Digital & Connect, SCVO

    David leads SCVO’s ambitious digital strategy for Scotland’s third sector. This includes work to tackle inequality by increasing digital participation and basic digital skills; maximise the impact of the third sector by encouraging digital transformation and evolution; and support digital innovation to improve lives and communities.

    Before joining SCVO David was Depute Chief Executive at Young Scot, where he led the development of services provided through the Young Scot National Entitlement Card. David is currently a Trustee of the Digital Xtra Fund, the Voluntary Action Fund and Recharge, an East Lothian youth work charity.
     

     

    David McNeill

    Sessions with David McNeill:

    • The Business Debate

      How do we harness the potential of technology to its fullest extent to support business, create opportunities for young people and overcome the key challenges of of connectivity and skills?
      The debate will be chaired by Michael Glackin - Business Editor of The Sunday Times, Scotland

  • Stuart MacKinnon

    External Affairs Manager – Scotland Federation of Small Businesses

    Stuart MacKinnon

    Sessions with Stuart MacKinnon:

    • The Business Debate

      How do we harness the potential of technology to its fullest extent to support business, create opportunities for young people and overcome the key challenges of of connectivity and skills?
      The debate will be chaired by Michael Glackin - Business Editor of The Sunday Times, Scotland

  • Paul Zealey

    Skills Planning Lead Skills Development Scotland

    Paul is Skills Planning Lead at Skills Development Scotland, and has lead responsibility for the national skills agency’s strategic relationships within his city region and for oversight of key sectors including digital/ICT. Paul has worked in economic development in Scotland for 25 years, both as an independent consultant and with leadership roles in Scottish Enterprise, CSV and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. His non-executive directorships include Digital Xtra, Scotland’s pioneering digital skills charity.

    Paul  Zealey

    Sessions with Paul Zealey:

    • Digital Skills for Scotland's City Regions

  • Dr Mark Begbie

    Business Development Director CENSIS

    Mark's career spans commercial and academic R&D in micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), optics and instrumentation.  He has first hand experience of new product introduction and the challenges of incorporating new technologies into the commercial environment.

    Prior to joining CENSIS, Mark held senior roles in design and product engineering of new MEMS products and capabilities for the optical telecommunications sector.  He then moved on to the Institute for System Level Integration, to deliver innovation support for the emerging UK MEMS sector.  As ISLI CEO he drove the integration of wireless and MEMS streams, alongside electronic systems, to deliver new capabilities to companies using Scottish, UK and EU funding mechanisms.

     

    Dr Mark  Begbie

    Sessions with Dr Mark Begbie:

    • The LoRa Rollout

      Glasgow is paving the way for the next wave of internet technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), thanks to a collaborative project involving Stream Technologies, Semtech Inc., Boston Networks and CENSIS.

  • Stuart Patrick

    Chief Executive Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

    Stuart Patrick is Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, committed to increasing trading opportunities for Chamber members and delivering a strong business influence on the growth of the Glasgow city region.

    Stuart joined the Chamber in 2009 and has worked with the Chamber’s team, Board and Governing Council to build the Chamber’s policy voice, evolve member services and support Glasgow in the delivery of an ambitious economic strategy.  International trade, transport investment, city centre growth, key industry strategies and youth employment are all important issues for the Chamber.  

    Stuart has spent over 25 years in urban economic development including 17 years at Scottish Enterprise where he focused on the economic transformation of Glasgow ultimately leading Scottish Enterprise Glasgow and becoming Senior Commercial Director for Scottish Enterprise itself. At the beginning of his career Stuart trained with Ernst & Young where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and he has an MBA from Strathclyde University.  He took his first degree at Glasgow University.

    Stuart takes an active interest in Glasgow’s economy and is a member of the Glasgow Economic Leadership Board, the Sustainable Glasgow Board and the Glasgow City Centre Strategy Board. He co-chairs the Glasgow Employer Board. He is also chair of Glasgow City of Science.
    Stuart has a number of personal interests around Glasgow including the chairmanship of the Wise Group and directorships of Glasgow Science Centre, Scottish Opera, Clyde Gateway URC and the Cottier Project.  He is a board member of City of Glasgow College.

    Stuart Patrick

    Sessions with Stuart Patrick :

    • The Business Debate

      How do we harness the potential of technology to its fullest extent to support business, create opportunities for young people and overcome the key challenges of of connectivity and skills?
      The debate will be chaired by Michael Glackin - Business Editor of The Sunday Times, Scotland

  • David Robb

    Deputy Director, Digital Directorate, Scottish Government

    David took up his appointment as the Scottish Charity Regulator's second Chief Executive in October 2011.

    He joined the Scottish Office as a trainee in 1990. Since then David has worked in a number of roles including planning, local government reorganization, housing policy, social inclusion, NHS workforce to name but a few. He also represented the Scottish Government on the Board of Quality Scotland, and is currently Chair of the Scottish Government Delivery Bodies Group.

    In December 16 David was seconded to take on the role of deputy director of the Scottish Government’s digital directorate.

    David Robb

    Sessions with David Robb:

    • National Strategy

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

  • Chris Bergin

    Policy Advisor, CivTech®

    Chris Bergin is policy adviser to CivTech®. He has 15 years of public sector experience, having previously worked as a journalist in Scotland. Over the course of his Scottish Government career, he has fulfilled a number of front-line communications roles, from media relations to corporate communications and emergency planning and response. Prior to joining CivTech®, Chris provided strategic and policy input to national digital public service programmes, supporting colleagues and stakeholders delivering the Scottish Government’s wide-ranging digital ambitions.

    Chris Bergin

    Sessions with Chris Bergin:

    • Technology and People

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

  • Keith Aitken

    Journalist and broadcaster

    Keith Aitken is an award-winning journalist, author, broadcaster and one of Scotland’s busiest conference facilitators.  In 1995, after more than 15 years’ on The Scotsman in senior editorial roles (notably Parliamentary Correspondent, Industrial Editor, Chief Leader Writer) he launched a successful freelance business and has since written for numerous UK and overseas publications, not least as a columnist for The Herald, Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, and Holyrood Magazine.  He currently writes a weekly column, now in its 17th year, in the Scottish Daily Express, for which he also compiles a weekly prize crossword and reviews opera.  Keith is Scotland Correspondent for Public Finance magazine, author of a critically acclaimed history of the Scottish labour movement, and has worked extensively as a BBC radio presenter. He is a visiting lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Trustee of the National Mining Museum of Scotland.

    Keith Aitken

    Sessions with Keith Aitken:

    • Welcome and Introduction

      The big economic and digital themes in Glasgow and surrounding region - our challenges and solutions.

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14 September 2017 IET: Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square Glasgow - G1 4DB United Kingdom

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