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The 9th annual digital transformation event with live keynotes, workshops and exhibition.

Thursday 24 October 2024
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
08:30 - 4.30pm

Free to attend (T&Cs apply)

Supported by

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The Summit 

Organisations are changing, the rapid pace of the digital world has necessitated a fundamental shift in mindset. Digital has disintermediated markets; disrupted organisational structures, created new risks and new revenue streams and fundamentally altered the way businesses engage with their customer.

 

Real digital transformation is the complete reorientation of an organisation around principles and process which maximise the value of the digital age. This should be part of wholescale organisational change, from flat and collaborative organisational structures, joined up dataflows, agile process, fast decision-making, and empowered people.

DT2024 will contextualise the key technology trends and industry disruption amidst a backdrop of significant socio-economic upheaval. The event will also consider the role of technology leaders in driving positive transformation, exploring how we can help support operations, drive innovation, overcome challenges, and deliver tangible business benefits.


Core themes:


•    Landscape: Uncertainty, Recovery, Sustainability, Remote Teams
•    Process: Strategy, Structure, Optimisation, Agile, DevOps

•    Design: Customer Centricity, UX, Functionality, Simplification

•    Technology: Remote Tools, Data Analytics, AI, ML, RPA, Cloud
•    People: Culture, Collaboration, Leadership, Diversity, Empowerment

The Conference
Speakers

2023 Speakers

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 The Venue 

The conference will be held live and in-person at the iconic Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, a professional event space offering panoramic views of the city and Arthur's Seat.

 

The venue is centrally located in the old town, just 15 minutes walk from Waverley train station, making it easily accessible via public transport. We also offer discounted on-site parking to attendees if you wish to drive and provide light refreshments throughout the day. 

 

2023 Conference Agenda

SESSION 1 - Re-Watch on YouTube

The opening session will consider what digital transformation really means in a complex, modern-day, enterprise environment. We will consider how we optimise process, mitigate friction and maximise the positive outcomes for the business. We will also explore how we can merge legacy systems and process with new technology and thinking, and drive meaningful change in a way that is empathetic and people focussed.

09:15     Welcome and Introduction

Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland


09:25    Empathetic Architecture

Connor Boyle, Principal Data Architect, Aegon


09:45    Technology Teams as Key Enablers for Wholescale Organisational Transformation

Nana Fifield, VP Product & Engineering, Pricemoov

10:05     Embracing Innovation: What are the Ideas Shaping the Future?

Stephen Bosarge, Senior Director, Dell Technologies

10:25     Combined Q&A

10:55     Refreshments and Networking


 

SESSION 2 

Session 2 will explore a variety of key topics in a smaller and more interactive breakout setting. The breakouts will be run in longer 30-minute slots across three parallel streams, providing delegates the opportunity to attend two options live. The alternative breakouts will be accessible on-demand post-event.

 

11:30   First Breakout Option (A-C)

A: Lessons From the Front Line: Reflections on the Changing Face of Digital Transformation - Re-Watch on YouTube

  • Before there was digital – how technology forced change

  • Change as a constant and how transformation must adapt to changing expectations

  • The four facets of Digital transformation: People, Process, Systems, Data

  • Our role as drivers of digital transformation

  • Advice based upon experience


Beth Lawton, CDIO, University of Strathclyde

B: Conversational AI: Potential, Limitations and the Future - Re-Watch on YouTube

  • The maturation of Conversational AI

  • Potential for understanding customer and process optimisation

  • Limitations of the technology

  • Future directions


Alexandra Birch, Reader in NLP, University of Edinburgh & Chief Scientist, Aveni AI
 

C: Digital Transformation in Crisis - Re-Watch on YouTube 

  • A deep dive into digital transformation in the UK

  • The impact of AI, skills shortages and burnout

  • Practical tips to deal with the impact of AI, skills shortages and burnout 


Rich Wilson, CEO, Gigged.AI

12:00  Transition

12:10   Second Breakout Option (D-F)

D. Mastering High-Stakes on the Crest of the Advancing Technology Wave - Re-Watch on YouTube

  • Anticipating the Future: Quality Engineering Surfs Ahead of Risk with Proactive Prevention Strategies

  • Riding the Technological Surge: Quality Engineering's Swift Detection and Response in High-Stakes Scenarios

  • Catching Opportunities in the Breakers: Quality Engineering's Role in Recovery and Continuous Improvement Amid the Advancing Technology Wave

  • Navigating Success in the Tech Current: Aligning Quality Engineering with Business Objectives for High-Stakes Triumph

Anna McMillan, Head of QAT, 2i Testing

E: Bridging Data Silos Through a Data Marketplace - Re-Watch on YouTube

Extracting the true value from data is a key challenge for many enterprises. A lack of accurate business insights not only impedes decision-making at a tactical and strategic level, but it can also negatively impact overall performance and success.

 

Gopalan Rajagopalan, Head of Scotland, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

F: Are you working with a cracked shop window? - Re-Watch on Youtube 

In today’s world anyone who’s anyone has a website. They are a key transaction source for many organisations but are often under-performing and outdated. Sometimes they are a forgotten entity until a site goes down, then it’s an emergency. Websites are often seen as Marketing’s responsibility, but is this the reality? Join us as we share insights from a recent report and discuss:

  • Are we taking websites seriously enough?

  • Breaking down barriers between IT, Security and Marketing Teams

  • Best strategies for all teams: Functionality, security and compliance

Gary Roberts, CRO, Forrit

​12:40    Lunch & Networking

 

SESSION 3 - Re-Watch on YouTube

The afternoon session will focus on leveraging new technology and data to support tangible business improvement, whilst avoiding some of the common pitfalls of digital transformation. We will look at how to take a truly user-centric approach to implementation; how to ensure that your cloud strategy empowers and doesn’t inhibit transformation, and how to make sure your data programme delivers genuine value and impact across the business.

13:30    People Don't Care About Your Digital Transformation - They Just Want Their $#!T to Work!

Esther Stringer, MD, Border Crossing UX

13:50     Building for Flexibility & Control: An Agnostic Approach to Multi-Cloud

Neill Smith, Head of Infrastructure, The Scottish Government

14:10    Leveraging Tech & Data to Improve Performance, Fan Experience & Commercial Impact

James Mullins, Head of Data & Insights, Scottish Rugby

Charlie Simpson, Head of Business Development, Scottish Rugby

 

14:30     Combined Q&A

15:00     Close of Session

15:00     Networking Drinks Reception

 

16:30     Close of Conference

 

*The conference agenda is provisional and subject to change

Agenda
#About

About DIGIT

DIGIT has rapidly grown into the largest independent business technology community in Scotland. We run an extensive series of virtual conferences and online events focused on core areas of emerging Technology, Digital and IT. We also run Scotland's leading Technology News Platform www.digit.fyi with 50,000 page views per month.

The events provide a unique platform for knowledge exchange, drawing stakeholders together to explore best practice, technological innovation and business outcomes. Our conferences attract a senior delegate following and have become renowned as an important forum for high-level networking.

2023 Sponsors and Exhibitors

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