Public Sector Digital Transformation 2024

Holyrood Connect’s annual flagship Digital Transformation event for the Scottish public sector is returning to Edinburgh for another year.

Scotland’s public sector is on a journey to digital transformation. This conference will be a premier opportunity for delegates to engage with thought leaders and experts, and to learn about the latest digital developments.

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

You will gain insight into:

  • Scotland’s strategic direction of travel
  • The challenges of digital transformation and how they can be overcome
  • The value of Artificial Intelligence
  • Organisational culture change
  • Digital infrastructure

The conference will also feature an exhibition, providing an opportunity for you to explore relevant solutions for your organisation.

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.

This event is free to attend for those working in the public and third sectors. Limited spaces are available for private sector attendees. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please email and we will notify you if a place becomes available.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government and COSLA made a commitment to work together to deliver a refreshed Digital Strategy for Scotland: A changing nation: how Scotland will thrive in a digital world. This envisages a modern public sector, open to collaboration and transformation.

Our opening keynote will look at Scotland’s strategic direction of travel four years on, and how we can better collaborate and move forward with new ideas and solutions to improve public services.

A person-centered approach is crucial when it comes to digital transformation. Our panellists will discuss: 

- How we keep people at the heart of the process when shaping and designing transformation

- How to get the best buy in from key stakeholders (internal and external) using innovative approaches 

- How to ensure we have the right skills in place to embrace these changes. 

AI is increasingly becoming more accessible to businesses as they advance digitally, offering exciting capabilities and new ways of working. However, it can also be concerning when it comes to things like ethics and replacing jobs.

Our panel will explore how AI and other emerging technologies can help us transform public services, and their potential to strengthen the economy and (in fact) create new jobs and investment in Scotland.

Hear about Innovation and transformational change across health and social care, with emphasis on services for citizens.

Scotland’s public sector is on a journey to advance digital infrastructure. Our speakers will tell you about their experiences and discuss the benefits and opportunities that come with improved connectivity.

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Karl Warner
Lecturer in Strategy
University of Glasgow
Chigozie Joe Adigwe
Digital Network Officer
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)
Leanne Carson
Social Security Programme Director
Scottish Government
Matthew Evans
Director - Markets
James McKee
Digital Strategy Lead
Renfrewshire Council
Phil Feeney
Architecture and Technology Manager
Renfrewshire Council
Alison McLaughlin
Board member

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