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Share Scotland

26 November, 2019 - Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Theme: Becoming Digital by Default: Trust, Confidence, and Collaboration

Our highly interactive 2019 conference will examine how to build trust, confidence and a collaborative approach into our digital transformation projects.

You’ll be able to network with colleagues from across the public sector, sharing insights on how to create the right environment for digital transformation and discussing possible solutions to the challenges you face.

Key topics for discussion include:

  • The Scottish Government’s role in creating the right environment for digital transformation.
  • How to empower staff to engender a culture of innovation.
  • Citizen centricity service re-design.
  • Cross-sector collaboration.
  • International perspectives on digital transformation.

Why you should attend

  • Understand how to foster a culture of trust, confidence and collaboration, allowing you to harness the potential of digital technologies.
  • Gain insights into the successes, challenges and lessons learned from good practice case studies across the Scottish public sector and beyond.
  • Examine, debate and define the future of digital services across the public sector.
  • Discuss with colleagues and experts about how digital leadership can become reality in your organisation.
  • Network and exchange knowledge with ICT and digital professionals from across Scotland’s public sector.
Steve Roud

Steve Roud
Chair – Socitm Scotland

Steve Roud is an Associate Director with NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), where he delivers digital solutions to enable transformation within NSS and to support similar work across the NHS in Scotland in technical areas including web services, business intelligence and integration.

Before joining NSS, Steve worked for 18 years with Angus Council, supporting digital service and business transformation in a variety of roles. Steve is an experienced professional who has a degree in Information Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology; he is currently studying towards an MSc in Public Services Leadership.

Steve is enthusiastic about developing the next generation of digital leadership through his role as a STEM ambassador and his professional role as Chair for Socitm Scotland.

Gemma Diamond
Senior Manager – Audit Scotland

Kate Forbes MSP
Minister for Public Finance & Digital Economy – Scottish Government

Kate Forbes MSP, 28, is from Dingwall, although she spent part of her upbringing in Glasgow and India. Until she was elected as MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Kate was employed as an accountant in the banking industry. Prior to that she studied History at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.

As a backbencher, she has served on the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, the Health and Sport Committee and the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee. She also served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer for Finance and the Constitution.

As well as leading a campaign to ban plastic straws, Kate has participated in several cross party groups at Holyrood including Crofting, Gaelic, Human Trafficking, Palliative Care and Rural Policy. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Kate made history earlier this year by becoming the first female MSP to give a plenary speech entirely in Gaelic in the current Scottish Parliament chamber.

On 27 June 2018 she was appointed as Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy.

Geoff Huggins
Director – Health and Care Engagement Manager, Digital Health and Care Insitute

Andrus Kaarelson
Director of State Information Systems – Information System Authority, Republic of Estonia

Laura Lucas
IT Director – National Records of Scotland

Dr Cat Macaulay
Chief Design Officer – Scottish Government

Colan Mehaffey
Digital Strategy & Transformation – University of Edinburgh

Colan is a delivery-focused digital leader and strategist with significant project and programme management experience across a number of sectors. He is recognised in Scotland’s ‘Tech 100’ as one of the key figures driving the nation’s digital agenda.

Colan is currently leading the development of a new overarching web technology strategy and governance programme for the University of Edinburgh, which is ranked inside the world’s top 20 Universities. Prior to his current role, he worked with the Scottish Government’s newly-formed Digital Transformations Service, developing strategies and transformation programmes across public sector organisations.

Colan was the Head of Digital Media for the National Trust for Scotland – winning awards for the innovative use of web and social media; delivering transformational uplift in online revenue; and becoming the first Scottish partner for Google’s world-renowned Street View programme.

Carolann Miller
CIO – City of Edinburgh Council 

Martyn Wallace
Chief Digital Officer – Digital Office

We’ve a truly excellent agenda in store for you at Socitm’s Share Scotland event. We are improving and adding exciting content to our agenda daily, so be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

08:45 — Registration, Exhibition and Networking

 

09:25 — Welcome and Introduction from the Chair
Steve Roud – Chair of Socitm Scotland

Session 1: Creating an Environment that Rewards Innovation, Engenders Trust, Encourages Collaboration
This opening plenary session focuses on how we can create an environment that has a positive impact on the factors that impact digital transformation, fostering an innovative culture, encouraging collaboration, and engendering confidence and trust.

 

09:30 — Scottish Government Keynote Address:
Government’s Role in Digital Transformation: Creating the Right Environment
Kate Forbes MSP – Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy

  • Encouraging a culture of inter-agency collaboration, reaching across the public sector and out to private and third sector partners
  • Supporting citizen-centred public services
  • Developing common infrastructure, including a digital identity mechanism
  • Promoting digital champions – replicating good practice across services

15-minute Scottish Government address followed by 15-minutes of questions and discussion from the floor.

 

10:00 — Socitm Address
Sandra Taylor – Socitm President

 

10:20 — Headline Partner Address

 

10:40
Speaker tbc

 

11:00 — Questions and Discussion

 

11:10 — Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

Session 2: Challenge Exchange

 

11:30
Steve Roud – Chair of Socitm Scotland

In this highly interactive session, delegates will be divided into ten roundtables. These tables will be themed around specific challenges organisations face when engaged in digital transformation. Delegates will discuss these challenges and brainstorm innovative solutions – guided by a facilitator at each table. The discussions will then be encapsulated in a three-point form and presented to conference in the final session by a volunteer from each table.

Table themes include:

  • Combining local ownership with clear digital leadership
  • When to put strategy before technology and when to do the reverse
  • Failure is a valid outcome – embedding new cultural norms
  • Identifying user pain points
  • Realising the potential of transforming internal processes

 

12:30 — Lunch, Exhibition and Networking

 

13:10 — Demo Zone Presentation in the Exhibition Zone

Session 3: Parallel Panel Session
This session will explore in detail the foundations of successful digital transformation: trust, confidence, and collaboration. Panellists will explore these themes drawing on their personal experiences of digitally-led, public service re-design.

Delegates will select one of the three interactive parallel sessions to attend.

 

13:30 — Panel A: Driving Culture Change in Scotland’s Public Services
Laura Lucas – IT Director, National Records of Scotland
Gemma Diamond – Senior Manager, Audit Scotland
Carolann Miller – CIO, City of Edinburgh Council

The first part of any digital transformation is not acquiring software or shiny new hardware – it is about staff engagement and training. Public services are not normally considered environments where disruptive innovation and risk-taking could thrive, but that culture change is precisely what must happen for successful digital transformation.

This panel will examine how public organisations with traditional, long-standing processes and strict hierarchies can inculcate a culture of innovation and local ownership.

Issues to be addressed:

  • Meeting changing customer demand
  • Flexible and scalable
  • Digital as a tool to learning culture change

 

13:30 — Panel B: Citizen Centricity: Building Trust and Confidence in Service Re-Design
Dr Cat Macaulay – Chief Design Officer, Scottish Government

Citizen centricity is the principle of placing citizens, not the technology, at the heart of service re-design. Research has demonstrated that there is a significant relationship between user-centric approaches and trust and confidence in public services. Challenges do exist, however. While technology can play a key role in improving service delivery, such as simplifying the user experience, users must also have trust in the technology and the regulations that guide its use.

This panel will examine how to place users at the heart of the digital transformation of public services and explore the issues that can arise from transitioning too quickly, or where regulations can appear insufficient.

Issues to be addressed:

  • Preventing digital exclusion
  • Simplifying the user experience (Bots and Apps)
  • Creating regulations that engender trust in technologically-assisted decision-making
  • Setting the optimum pace of change

 

13:30 — Panel C: Collaboration, Innovation and Flexibility
Martyn Wallace – Chief Digital Officer, Digital Office
Colan Mehaffey – Chief Operating Officer, Health & Social Care Data Driven Innovation
Geoff Huggins – Director, Health and Care Engagement Manager, Digital Health and Care Insitute

Collaboration underpins all successful digital transformations, disrupting silos and creating new internal networks within public services. This creates more dynamic, flexible services and workplaces that nurture innovation. In some digital transformation projects, that spirit of collaboration is taken further. In the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Strategy, for instance, it is argued that in order to achieve a successful digital transformation of health and social care, each organisation – the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland, and local authorities – must embrace collaborative working, embedding new ways of working.

Our panel of senior colleagues involved in the integration of health and social care will examine how collaborative ways of working can be embedded to be the new norm in service delivery.

 

14:20 — Exhibition, Networking and Refreshments

Session 4 — Becoming Digital by Default: Next Steps
This inspiring finale to the day gives centre-stage to finding practical solutions to the challenges you face in the digital transformation of public services. In doing so, we will explore the next steps for creating digitally-driven public services that are naturally collaborative, and that enjoy high levels of trust and confidence. This is the acid test. When this is achieved, we will have truly become digital by default.

 

14:40 — Presenting Your Solutions
This session builds on the Challenge Exchange in Session 2. Our panel of international experts will examine the challenges and consider possible solutions, drawing on their experience from the digital transformation of public services across Europe.

 

15:10 — An International Perspective
Andrus Kaarelson – Director of State Information Systems, Information System Authority, Republic of Estonia

Our panel of experts will bring their diverse experiences of digital transformation in several European countries to place the learning outcomes of today into a wider context. They will examine in depth the challenges and possible solutions that came out of session two, relating these to similar challenges and approaches from across Europe.

This is a unique opportunity to see where we are not alone with some of the challenges faced by digital transformation projects, and to be inspired by solutions that have been successful – and learn from those that were not – elsewhere.

 

15:55 — Closing Remarks
Steve Roud, Chair of Socitm Scotland

 

16:00 — Close of conference – move to drinks reception and Top Talent graduation

Socitm Share Scotland is an unrivalled gathering of ICT professionals from across Scotland’s public services. Since its launch, Socitm Share Scotland has established itself as the natural choice for delegates and speakers looking to engage with digital leaders from councils, the NHS, emergency services and third sector.

The event regularly attracts over 150 attendees and has featured contributions from figures including:

  • Nicola Graham – Head of ICT, Aberdeenshire Council and Chair of Socitm Scotland
  • Derek Mackay – Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, Scottish Government
  • Louise MacDonald OBE – Chief Executive, Young Scot
  • David McNeill – Director of Digital, SCVO
  • Peter McColl – Head of Policy for Scotland, Nesta
  • Douglas Shirlaw – Chief Digital Officer, COSLA
  • Caroline Lamb – Chief Executive, NHS Education Scotland​
  • Dr Jim Hamill – Director, Future Digital Leaders
  • Martyn Wallace – Chief Digital Officer, Scottish Local Authorities Digital Transformation Office
  • Anne Moises – Chief Information Officer, Scottish Government
  • Kenny Lowe – Head of Emerging Technology, Brightsolid
  • Adam Stewart – Regional Manager, UK Public Sector, Google
  • Charlie Boisseau – Chief Technology Officer, Commsworld

2019 brings us a revised, highly-interactive format with more opportunities for networking as we look to continue the growth of this key event. Partners will benefit from a unique opportunity to establish, build, and develop existing relationships through networking, showcasing expertise and engaging in interactive debate regarding the digital transformation of public services.

Exhibition
Exhibiting at Socitm Share Scotland 2019 offers an unmissable opportunity to showcase your organisation, services/offerings and meet with existing and potential key client contacts.

Investing in an exhibition package will allow your organisation to engage with senior ICT and Digital Transformation professionals from public services across the country.

Interactive Panel Sessions
An opportunity for delegates to focus on their specialist areas of digital transformation and to explore how innovative solutions can support service redesign. Our themed panel sessions give delegates a chance to break into smaller groups to discuss common challenges and shared objectives with a view to creating a strategic plan to overcome these barriers.

Partner Packages
There are opportunities for key partners to benefit from a variety of engagement and branding opportunities throughout the conference. These packages can be tailored to clients specific requirements – to discuss these opportunities further, please contact 0207 593 5500 or customer.service@dodsgroup.com.

Demo Zone partner

MLL Telecom logo

MLL Telecom

MLL has over 25 years’ experience in designing, building and managing secure networks for the Public Sector (including local government, health, emergency services, education and government agencies). It also supports and manages the critical network infrastructure of all the major Mobile Operators. We use this experience to deliver a combination of fixed, mobile and wireless technologies enabling optimum network solutions for our customers. We also provide our insight and recommendations on how a network’s design and commercials should evolve by taking advantage of new technologies, suppliers and market pricing throughout the lifetime of a contract.

MLL is a Licenced Code Operator and has an extensive portfolio that includes Design, Planning, Infrastructure Build, Installation & Commissioning Services to support Vodafone, MBNL, O2 and EE.

MLL has also established itself as a leading provider of managed Wide Area Networks and overlay services such as LAN, UC, Wi-Fi, Security and Cloud Infrastructure. In 2015, MLL became an approved provider on the RM1045 Network Services Framework Agreement. In March 2017, MLL became the first supplier to gain full HSCN compliance and in October 2017 we connected the first customer to a live HSCN network service. Our team of experts is managing the delivery of over a third of all N3 sites currently migrating to the HSCN which demonstrates our continued investment and commitment to the UK Public Sector.

Exhibitors

Stopford

Stopford are a leading provider of online booking systems within local government, providing systems for over 95 local authorities throughout the UK.

We provide solutions across a wide variety of council service areas with each designed to meet the requirements of the service without compromise, enabling us to provide a tailored solution at an off the shelf price.

Our systems encompass bookings for appointments, facilities, sports pitches, courses or events and we provide a complete turnkey service from business analysis to delivery, working closely with our clients to deliver a service that meets their requirements.

We are dedicated to providing a first-class service to our clients, including exceptional after sales support and hosting services that are all based in the UK.

Yotta

Yotta is a leading, global connected asset management software and services provider. It empowers organisations to make better, more informed decisions by ensuring its customers’ systems, assets and people are connected, and the data they produce is structured and captured to provide operational, as well as strategic insight.

Innovation is at the heart of everything Yotta does and data drives the company forward.

Yotta understands its customers’ needs and provides them with revolutionary connected asset management solutions, utilising its industry-leading software and consultancy services.

The company’s cloud-based asset management platform, Alloy, equips clients with data visualisation, powerful workflow management tools, enterprise-strength and user-specific capabilities. Connected assets lay the foundation for the future of smart cities and Yotta’s software and services represent a ‘new era’ of connected asset management.

Socitm Share Scotland is open to all Socitm Scotland members, but in the spirit of the kind of public sector collaboration that underpins this event and Socitm’s work throughout the year, we welcome digital and ICT professionals from across the public sector to join us.

Typical job titles include: CIO, Head of IT, Head of Information Management/Services, Head of Infrastructure, Director of Finance & Corporate Services, Head of IM&T, Business Intelligence Manager, CTO, Head of Information Services, Digital Manager

You will be invoiced for your place by Holyrood (part of the Dods Group) who are organising this event on behalf of Socitm Scotland. The invoice will be raised post-event and payment terms will be 30 days from point of invoice.

Public and Third Sector conference rates

  • Member: £150 + VAT
  • Non-member: £199 + VAT
Location
Speakers
Steve Roud

Steve Roud
Chair – Socitm Scotland

Steve Roud is an Associate Director with NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), where he delivers digital solutions to enable transformation within NSS and to support similar work across the NHS in Scotland in technical areas including web services, business intelligence and integration.

Before joining NSS, Steve worked for 18 years with Angus Council, supporting digital service and business transformation in a variety of roles. Steve is an experienced professional who has a degree in Information Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology; he is currently studying towards an MSc in Public Services Leadership.

Steve is enthusiastic about developing the next generation of digital leadership through his role as a STEM ambassador and his professional role as Chair for Socitm Scotland.

Gemma Diamond
Senior Manager – Audit Scotland

Kate Forbes MSP
Minister for Public Finance & Digital Economy – Scottish Government

Kate Forbes MSP, 28, is from Dingwall, although she spent part of her upbringing in Glasgow and India. Until she was elected as MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Kate was employed as an accountant in the banking industry. Prior to that she studied History at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.

As a backbencher, she has served on the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, the Health and Sport Committee and the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee. She also served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer for Finance and the Constitution.

As well as leading a campaign to ban plastic straws, Kate has participated in several cross party groups at Holyrood including Crofting, Gaelic, Human Trafficking, Palliative Care and Rural Policy. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Kate made history earlier this year by becoming the first female MSP to give a plenary speech entirely in Gaelic in the current Scottish Parliament chamber.

On 27 June 2018 she was appointed as Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy.

Geoff Huggins
Director – Health and Care Engagement Manager, Digital Health and Care Insitute

Andrus Kaarelson
Director of State Information Systems – Information System Authority, Republic of Estonia

Laura Lucas
IT Director – National Records of Scotland

Dr Cat Macaulay
Chief Design Officer – Scottish Government

Colan Mehaffey
Digital Strategy & Transformation – University of Edinburgh

Colan is a delivery-focused digital leader and strategist with significant project and programme management experience across a number of sectors. He is recognised in Scotland’s ‘Tech 100’ as one of the key figures driving the nation’s digital agenda.

Colan is currently leading the development of a new overarching web technology strategy and governance programme for the University of Edinburgh, which is ranked inside the world’s top 20 Universities. Prior to his current role, he worked with the Scottish Government’s newly-formed Digital Transformations Service, developing strategies and transformation programmes across public sector organisations.

Colan was the Head of Digital Media for the National Trust for Scotland – winning awards for the innovative use of web and social media; delivering transformational uplift in online revenue; and becoming the first Scottish partner for Google’s world-renowned Street View programme.

Carolann Miller
CIO – City of Edinburgh Council 

Martyn Wallace
Chief Digital Officer – Digital Office

Agenda

We’ve a truly excellent agenda in store for you at Socitm’s Share Scotland event. We are improving and adding exciting content to our agenda daily, so be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

08:45 — Registration, Exhibition and Networking

 

09:25 — Welcome and Introduction from the Chair
Steve Roud – Chair of Socitm Scotland

Session 1: Creating an Environment that Rewards Innovation, Engenders Trust, Encourages Collaboration
This opening plenary session focuses on how we can create an environment that has a positive impact on the factors that impact digital transformation, fostering an innovative culture, encouraging collaboration, and engendering confidence and trust.

 

09:30 — Scottish Government Keynote Address:
Government’s Role in Digital Transformation: Creating the Right Environment
Kate Forbes MSP – Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy

  • Encouraging a culture of inter-agency collaboration, reaching across the public sector and out to private and third sector partners
  • Supporting citizen-centred public services
  • Developing common infrastructure, including a digital identity mechanism
  • Promoting digital champions – replicating good practice across services

15-minute Scottish Government address followed by 15-minutes of questions and discussion from the floor.

 

10:00 — Socitm Address
Sandra Taylor – Socitm President

 

10:20 — Headline Partner Address

 

10:40
Speaker tbc

 

11:00 — Questions and Discussion

 

11:10 — Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

Session 2: Challenge Exchange

 

11:30
Steve Roud – Chair of Socitm Scotland

In this highly interactive session, delegates will be divided into ten roundtables. These tables will be themed around specific challenges organisations face when engaged in digital transformation. Delegates will discuss these challenges and brainstorm innovative solutions – guided by a facilitator at each table. The discussions will then be encapsulated in a three-point form and presented to conference in the final session by a volunteer from each table.

Table themes include:

  • Combining local ownership with clear digital leadership
  • When to put strategy before technology and when to do the reverse
  • Failure is a valid outcome – embedding new cultural norms
  • Identifying user pain points
  • Realising the potential of transforming internal processes

 

12:30 — Lunch, Exhibition and Networking

 

13:10 — Demo Zone Presentation in the Exhibition Zone

Session 3: Parallel Panel Session
This session will explore in detail the foundations of successful digital transformation: trust, confidence, and collaboration. Panellists will explore these themes drawing on their personal experiences of digitally-led, public service re-design.

Delegates will select one of the three interactive parallel sessions to attend.

 

13:30 — Panel A: Driving Culture Change in Scotland’s Public Services
Laura Lucas – IT Director, National Records of Scotland
Gemma Diamond – Senior Manager, Audit Scotland
Carolann Miller – CIO, City of Edinburgh Council

The first part of any digital transformation is not acquiring software or shiny new hardware – it is about staff engagement and training. Public services are not normally considered environments where disruptive innovation and risk-taking could thrive, but that culture change is precisely what must happen for successful digital transformation.

This panel will examine how public organisations with traditional, long-standing processes and strict hierarchies can inculcate a culture of innovation and local ownership.

Issues to be addressed:

  • Meeting changing customer demand
  • Flexible and scalable
  • Digital as a tool to learning culture change

 

13:30 — Panel B: Citizen Centricity: Building Trust and Confidence in Service Re-Design
Dr Cat Macaulay – Chief Design Officer, Scottish Government

Citizen centricity is the principle of placing citizens, not the technology, at the heart of service re-design. Research has demonstrated that there is a significant relationship between user-centric approaches and trust and confidence in public services. Challenges do exist, however. While technology can play a key role in improving service delivery, such as simplifying the user experience, users must also have trust in the technology and the regulations that guide its use.

This panel will examine how to place users at the heart of the digital transformation of public services and explore the issues that can arise from transitioning too quickly, or where regulations can appear insufficient.

Issues to be addressed:

  • Preventing digital exclusion
  • Simplifying the user experience (Bots and Apps)
  • Creating regulations that engender trust in technologically-assisted decision-making
  • Setting the optimum pace of change

 

13:30 — Panel C: Collaboration, Innovation and Flexibility
Martyn Wallace – Chief Digital Officer, Digital Office
Colan Mehaffey – Chief Operating Officer, Health & Social Care Data Driven Innovation
Geoff Huggins – Director, Health and Care Engagement Manager, Digital Health and Care Insitute

Collaboration underpins all successful digital transformations, disrupting silos and creating new internal networks within public services. This creates more dynamic, flexible services and workplaces that nurture innovation. In some digital transformation projects, that spirit of collaboration is taken further. In the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Strategy, for instance, it is argued that in order to achieve a successful digital transformation of health and social care, each organisation – the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland, and local authorities – must embrace collaborative working, embedding new ways of working.

Our panel of senior colleagues involved in the integration of health and social care will examine how collaborative ways of working can be embedded to be the new norm in service delivery.

 

14:20 — Exhibition, Networking and Refreshments

Session 4 — Becoming Digital by Default: Next Steps
This inspiring finale to the day gives centre-stage to finding practical solutions to the challenges you face in the digital transformation of public services. In doing so, we will explore the next steps for creating digitally-driven public services that are naturally collaborative, and that enjoy high levels of trust and confidence. This is the acid test. When this is achieved, we will have truly become digital by default.

 

14:40 — Presenting Your Solutions
This session builds on the Challenge Exchange in Session 2. Our panel of international experts will examine the challenges and consider possible solutions, drawing on their experience from the digital transformation of public services across Europe.

 

15:10 — An International Perspective
Andrus Kaarelson – Director of State Information Systems, Information System Authority, Republic of Estonia

Our panel of experts will bring their diverse experiences of digital transformation in several European countries to place the learning outcomes of today into a wider context. They will examine in depth the challenges and possible solutions that came out of session two, relating these to similar challenges and approaches from across Europe.

This is a unique opportunity to see where we are not alone with some of the challenges faced by digital transformation projects, and to be inspired by solutions that have been successful – and learn from those that were not – elsewhere.

 

15:55 — Closing Remarks
Steve Roud, Chair of Socitm Scotland

 

16:00 — Close of conference – move to drinks reception and Top Talent graduation

Event partnership

Socitm Share Scotland is an unrivalled gathering of ICT professionals from across Scotland’s public services. Since its launch, Socitm Share Scotland has established itself as the natural choice for delegates and speakers looking to engage with digital leaders from councils, the NHS, emergency services and third sector.

The event regularly attracts over 150 attendees and has featured contributions from figures including:

  • Nicola Graham – Head of ICT, Aberdeenshire Council and Chair of Socitm Scotland
  • Derek Mackay – Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, Scottish Government
  • Louise MacDonald OBE – Chief Executive, Young Scot
  • David McNeill – Director of Digital, SCVO
  • Peter McColl – Head of Policy for Scotland, Nesta
  • Douglas Shirlaw – Chief Digital Officer, COSLA
  • Caroline Lamb – Chief Executive, NHS Education Scotland​
  • Dr Jim Hamill – Director, Future Digital Leaders
  • Martyn Wallace – Chief Digital Officer, Scottish Local Authorities Digital Transformation Office
  • Anne Moises – Chief Information Officer, Scottish Government
  • Kenny Lowe – Head of Emerging Technology, Brightsolid
  • Adam Stewart – Regional Manager, UK Public Sector, Google
  • Charlie Boisseau – Chief Technology Officer, Commsworld

2019 brings us a revised, highly-interactive format with more opportunities for networking as we look to continue the growth of this key event. Partners will benefit from a unique opportunity to establish, build, and develop existing relationships through networking, showcasing expertise and engaging in interactive debate regarding the digital transformation of public services.

Exhibition
Exhibiting at Socitm Share Scotland 2019 offers an unmissable opportunity to showcase your organisation, services/offerings and meet with existing and potential key client contacts.

Investing in an exhibition package will allow your organisation to engage with senior ICT and Digital Transformation professionals from public services across the country.

Interactive Panel Sessions
An opportunity for delegates to focus on their specialist areas of digital transformation and to explore how innovative solutions can support service redesign. Our themed panel sessions give delegates a chance to break into smaller groups to discuss common challenges and shared objectives with a view to creating a strategic plan to overcome these barriers.

Partner Packages
There are opportunities for key partners to benefit from a variety of engagement and branding opportunities throughout the conference. These packages can be tailored to clients specific requirements – to discuss these opportunities further, please contact 0207 593 5500 or customer.service@dodsgroup.com.

Demo Zone partner

MLL Telecom logo

MLL Telecom

MLL has over 25 years’ experience in designing, building and managing secure networks for the Public Sector (including local government, health, emergency services, education and government agencies). It also supports and manages the critical network infrastructure of all the major Mobile Operators. We use this experience to deliver a combination of fixed, mobile and wireless technologies enabling optimum network solutions for our customers. We also provide our insight and recommendations on how a network’s design and commercials should evolve by taking advantage of new technologies, suppliers and market pricing throughout the lifetime of a contract.

MLL is a Licenced Code Operator and has an extensive portfolio that includes Design, Planning, Infrastructure Build, Installation & Commissioning Services to support Vodafone, MBNL, O2 and EE.

MLL has also established itself as a leading provider of managed Wide Area Networks and overlay services such as LAN, UC, Wi-Fi, Security and Cloud Infrastructure. In 2015, MLL became an approved provider on the RM1045 Network Services Framework Agreement. In March 2017, MLL became the first supplier to gain full HSCN compliance and in October 2017 we connected the first customer to a live HSCN network service. Our team of experts is managing the delivery of over a third of all N3 sites currently migrating to the HSCN which demonstrates our continued investment and commitment to the UK Public Sector.

Exhibitors

Stopford

Stopford are a leading provider of online booking systems within local government, providing systems for over 95 local authorities throughout the UK.

We provide solutions across a wide variety of council service areas with each designed to meet the requirements of the service without compromise, enabling us to provide a tailored solution at an off the shelf price.

Our systems encompass bookings for appointments, facilities, sports pitches, courses or events and we provide a complete turnkey service from business analysis to delivery, working closely with our clients to deliver a service that meets their requirements.

We are dedicated to providing a first-class service to our clients, including exceptional after sales support and hosting services that are all based in the UK.

Yotta

Yotta is a leading, global connected asset management software and services provider. It empowers organisations to make better, more informed decisions by ensuring its customers’ systems, assets and people are connected, and the data they produce is structured and captured to provide operational, as well as strategic insight.

Innovation is at the heart of everything Yotta does and data drives the company forward.

Yotta understands its customers’ needs and provides them with revolutionary connected asset management solutions, utilising its industry-leading software and consultancy services.

The company’s cloud-based asset management platform, Alloy, equips clients with data visualisation, powerful workflow management tools, enterprise-strength and user-specific capabilities. Connected assets lay the foundation for the future of smart cities and Yotta’s software and services represent a ‘new era’ of connected asset management.

Pricing

Socitm Share Scotland is open to all Socitm Scotland members, but in the spirit of the kind of public sector collaboration that underpins this event and Socitm’s work throughout the year, we welcome digital and ICT professionals from across the public sector to join us.

Typical job titles include: CIO, Head of IT, Head of Information Management/Services, Head of Infrastructure, Director of Finance & Corporate Services, Head of IM&T, Business Intelligence Manager, CTO, Head of Information Services, Digital Manager

You will be invoiced for your place by Holyrood (part of the Dods Group) who are organising this event on behalf of Socitm Scotland. The invoice will be raised post-event and payment terms will be 30 days from point of invoice.

Public and Third Sector conference rates

  • Member: £150 + VAT
  • Non-member: £199 + VAT
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