Digital Transformation 2023

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The trend of digital transformation shows no sign of slowing as more and more Scottish organisations shift a more significant amount of their systems to digital. In March of this year, it will have been two years since the publication of the Scottish Government’s digital strategy, A Changing Nation: How Scotland Will Thrive in a Digital World. What progress has been made in transforming Scottish society, specifically the public sector, that holds such a vital role in everyday life for citizens? Where are Scottish organisations on the road of digital transformation, and what complexities have been learned in the process?

We are delighted to announce that Holyrood Connect’s 10th annual flagship Digital Transformation event for the Scottish public sector is returning for another year. The event will continue to allow delegates to engage with thought leaders and experts and keep informed about the latest digital developments. Join us on 6 June 2023 at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

Delegates will hear from public sector thought leaders and industry experts on a range of topics around the digital landscape and the ongoing transformation process. Sessions of a variety of formats will delve into important elements of transformation, such as:

  • How best to leverage information and technology to make the greatest impact on the public sector.
  • The importance of placing and maintaining humans at the centre of all digital transformation. With significant digitisation comes the need for changes to skills development, working environments, and more.
  • Real-life examples of public sector organisations from around the United Kingdom succeeding in their digital transformation processes. From major successes to challenges and lessons learned, delegates will have the chance to hear from peers and ask burning questions.
  • The critical aspect of sustainability within digital developments. As we rely more on technology, how can we establish a sustainable infrastructure, and how do we best support professionals adapting to such a digital space?

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Alison McLaughlin

The opening session of Holyrood's tenth annual Digital Transformation event will see a series of presentations from leaders on how far the Scottish public sector has progressed since the publication of the national digital strategy, A Changing Nation: How Scotland will Thrive in a Digital World, in early 2021. The presenters will be a mix of leading public sector voices and industry experts. After introductory keynotes, all presenters will sit down with our event Chair for an audience Q&A where delegates will be able to voice their own opinions and queries.

A series of masterclass sessions where sponsors will engage with smaller groups of delegates about niche topics within digital transformation. 

A series of masterclass sessions where sponsors will engage with smaller groups of delegates about niche topics within digital transformation. 

Panel A: People-Centred Digital Change

In the first of our split-audience panel sessions, a group of thought leaders and experts will participate in a panel discussion about the importance of keeping citizensat the heart of digital transformation. The Chair will question how best to involve people in the design and production of digital technologies 

Panel B: Weaving Sustainability into Your Digital Transformation Journey

In the second of our split-audience panel sessions, a handful of public and private sector experts will unpack the complexities around achieving sustainable digital transformation. How can we ensure that, as organisations speed towards digital solutions, those solutions are thought-out and applicable long-term. Delegates will have the chance to ask panellists their questions throughout the session using Slido.

This session will be made up of two distinct case studies presented by local voices, providing delegates real-life examples of successful digital transformation in the public sector. Both contributors will partake in a short discussion and Q&A after their presentations, where an industry expert will join to add their viewpoint.

In the final session of the day, a handful of public sector digital leaders will take part in a panel discussion focused on collaboration and shared learning around digital transformation. The panel will reflect on key themes brought up throughout the event, as well as look towards the future and comment on the most important next steps for sector-wide digital transformation.

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