07 September 2017

  • Registration and Refreshments
  • Welcome and Introduction The big economic and digital themes in Inverness and Region - our challenges and solutions.
  • Our City Region The Highland Council and wider region are working together to provide solutions needed to boost the digital environment and in turn our regional and national economies.
  • National Strategy The Scottish Government’s recently refreshed 'A Digital Strategy for Scotland” has a clear focus on catalysing communities of talent in Inverness and the wider region. Hear how the national strategy will assist grow our regional digital assets.
    Overview: Speaker TBC read more »

    Speaker TBC

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  • 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.
    Overview: NESTA (TBC) read more »


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  • Digital Skills for Scotland's City Regions
  • 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
  • Break for refreshments and networking
  • Digital Showcase Outstanding examples of how the region is tackling digital challenges.
    Overview: A) Skills Development Scotland: Developing more »

    A) Skills Development Scotland: Developing Tomorrow’s Digital Workforce

    Employers face the demands of meeting skills gaps with an increasingly ageing workforce, and showing a return on investment in training, as well as the constant drive to improve productivity. Work based learning is changing and the apprenticeship family is growing to help meet these needs. This session will highlight how local employers have embraced foundation apprenticeships and how they are supporting their skills pipeline.

    B). Check Point Software: Smart city living - The marriage of safety and security

    Personal data is important. But we've become so hung up about league tables of data breaches we forget about what happens to the people. What about the other side of data? In a world where our transport, healthcare, and our living environment has deeply embedded, malleable technology, who can we trust to connect us to the services we need to share? Let's stop talking about and just do it! But do it forearmed and with the confidence of a community. Daniel will discuss the opportunities that we have to increase the risk of success in technology innovation. And there, in the heart of Manchester, cityverve is making the IoT a thing...


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  • Vision for the Future Following the Digital Showcase, each table will consider each problem and identify what we need, what we have and what we can do within our current means. This will be the driver for our ‘Roadmap for the Future' which will be published in The Sunday Times Scotland on September 17.
  • Close of event

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07 September 2017 The Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness Culcabock Road Inverness - IV2 3LP United Kingdom

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