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Theme: New and Emerging Technologies

Our meetings can be face-to-face (with refreshments provided) or virtual (bring your own refreshments) and will be focused on Socitm’s policy themes. Within these themed meetings your regional committee is free to create an agenda that works best for you and your regional colleagues. If there’s something you would like to discuss or investigate with like-minded peers just let us know on and we will co-ordinate that with and for you.

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Heather Robb

Chief Digital Officer, The City of Edinburgh Council
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  1. Agenda Session 1
      Day 1
    1. 10:00 am |
      Welcome & Introductions

      Heather Robb, Chair 

    2. 10:05 am |
      Civtech Challenge for West Lothian Council

      Josh Carson, GearedApp

    3. 10:25 am |
      Digital Office Update

      Dr Colin Birchenall,  Digital Office 

    4. 10:45 am |
      IOT Update

      Stephen Milne, CENSIS

    5. 11:05 am |
      Socitm Partner Presentation - AWS & Angus Council - Data Centre Transformation

      Adrian Hanley, AWS & Andrew Howe Angus Council 

    6. 11:25 pm |
      Comfort Break


    7. 11:40 pm |
      Socitm Update

      Dave Sanderson, Socitm

    8. 12:00 pm |
      Smart Highways and Places

      John Macpherson,  Amey Digital Services 

    9. 12:20 pm |
      Socitm Partner Elevator Pitches

      Squiz, Rubrik, Salesforce 

    10. 12:35 pm |
      Closing Remarks

      Heather Robb, Chair

    11. 12:40 pm |


    12. 1:00 pm |


Who can join our events?

Our events are open to everyone and relevant to all levels of staff, from new joiners right through to senior executives. This creates a vibrant mix which promotes innovation, sharing of best practice and drives the modernisation of public services.

Our events are included in our membership and partnership packages. A fee may apply for non-members. Please see event details for more information.

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Socitm community

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Partners: FREE to join

Members: FREE to join

Included in specific packages. Please refer to your membership/partnership package details for more information.

Everyone else

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Contact us to discuss your options.

Public sector – contact Sheema Ali.

Private sector – contact Aimie Francis.