Public Sector Data Summit 2024

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Holyrood Connect’s annual Public Sector Data Summit will return to Edinburgh on 20 March 2024. 

The use of data in digital technologies within the public sector has skyrocketed in recent years. It is crucial that we understand how to maximise its potential to help us make informed decisions and deliver the best possible outcomes for our customers.  

Through a variety of session formats, including keynote addresses, panel discussions and interactive masterclasses, the event will provide real-life examples of data use within the public sector for you to learn from.  

You will have the opportunity to pose questions to our panels during the Question & Answer portions of the sessions and gain insight into: 

  • How do we get the basics right on data 
  • How do we effectively bring together the use of AI and data 
  • What skills are required to optimise your business intelligence and data maturity 
  • How can data make a positive difference in your community 
  • The importance of data ethics 

Public Sector Data Summit 2024 will also feature an exhibition, providing an opportunity for you to explore relevant solutions for your organisation. 

The event is free-to-attend for those working in the public or third sectors. If you work in the private sector, please email to be added to our waiting list. 

Holyrood Connect 

Holyrood Connect publishes leading Public Sector ICT news in Scotland and hosts renowned Public Sector Tech events & conferences. You can view all of Holyrood Connect’s upcoming events here. 

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David Ferguson
Catriona Campbell
Scottish AI Alliance
Prof. Lesley Anderson PhD
University of Aberdeen
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Ivan McKee MSP
Scottish Parliament
As well as being a politician, Ivan's career has involved a number of senior roles in manufacturing and business; managing companies in the UK as well as Poland, Finland, Croatia and Bosnia.

The use of data in digital technologies has skyrocketed in recent years, which can be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. But getting the foundations right is still key. 


So how do you integrate and use data within public sector organisations, and where should you start when constructing a data strategy or doing a data maturity assessment?

Artificial intelligence is all around us, but it is still a relatively unfamiliar concept for most. 

This panel discussion will explore the benefits and potential pitfalls of emerging AI technologies in relation to data, and demonstrate how we can utilise these within public sector organisations to overcome barriers and aid decision making. 

The way in which you collect, generate and analyse data can impact people and society. Furthermore, if public sector personal data is used by the private sector, it should be done in a way which delivers public benefit and is in the public interest (such as research and innovation).

This session will delve into the importance of protecting and sharing data.  

We will hear two distinct case studies, showcasing real-life examples of how data can be used to make a real difference in communities. 

Our speakers will explore what skills are required in order to maximise your information governance team’s capacity to work with and make the most of data. This will in turn enable you to gather business intelligence and make informed decisions.

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