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FutureScot Digital Cities Seminar Series (Glasgow)

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14th September 2017

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IET Teacher Building, St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB

Use CENSIS20 to get 20% off ticket price

FutureScot, in association with The Sunday Times Scotland, is hosting a series of events to address the challenges and opportunities of digital technology within each of Scotland’s city regions. The events include a business debate facilitated by Michael Glackin, Business Editor of The Sunday Times, addressing how we can harness the potential of technology to support business, create new opportunities for young people, and overcome the key challenges of connectivity and skills.

Join CENSIS and other guest speakers in Glasgow on 14 September to discuss, debate and develop Scotland’s digital landscape.

There are five other events in:

Dundee/Perth: 5 Sept // Edinburgh: 6 Sept // Inverness: 7 Sept // Aberdeen: 12 Sept // Stirling: 13 Sept

Glasgow Event

Scotland’s biggest city is also increasingly its smartest. With an ambition to become a ‘city of science’ where all benefit from science and technology and the help of a £24 million Future City grant, Glasgow has invested in advanced technologies and innovative partnerships that are making the city more intelligent, sustainable and safer. Hear from those leading the local digital revolution and gain a deeper understanding of what is already happening, how is it contributing to the development of the city region and what needs to happen next to make the most of technological change.

The seminar will consider the biggest challenges and opportunities: how can Glasgow harness the potential of technology to its fullest extent to support business, create new opportunities for young people in education and in employment opportunities, improve public services and drive the local economy? How do we overcome the key challenges of connectivity and skills? In a world where a multitude of devices are interconnected, and can calculate, evaluate and learn, how do we ensure that everyone benefits from the internet of things, and the power of big data to transform lives?

The Scottish Government’s Digital Strategy and financial investment in Scotland’s Cities is a significant commitment to making Scotland’s cities smarter, more dynamic and better placed to completed in a global connected world: Can Glasgow create the best possible environment for technology to enable citizens to flourish?

Who should attend?

These events are aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders interested in economic development.


Further information 

Visit the Digital Cities website to book your place. Be sure to use the discount code CENSIS20 to receive 20% off the price of the ticket (you can use this to attend any of the six venues).